Thursday, April 2, 2015

The Perks of Working

I have long complained about my job, how I want to quit and get on with my life, and what I would rather be doing with my time. However, there are some real benefits to working that will not exist in the same way when I no longer have a job. I thought in the service of gratitude I would list the perks of working.

  • I have long stretches of uninterrupted time to read long articles on the Internet.
  • I get to have uninterrupted conversations, either in person or online.
  • I get to develop friendships with people I have never met because I have time to attend to them.
  • I get to fully think out problems and ideas in my head in silence and without competing distractions.
  • I get to write long, probably too long, blog posts fully developing a thought.
  • I eat lunch and breakfast uninterrupted.
  • I get to regularly use the bathroom by myself.
  • I have access to regular times to listen to audiobooks. (I'm not loving on the commute here, just the availability of time to listen.)
  • Food I have not purchased or cooked sometimes appears for me to eat, like the peanut butter egg out of the break room today.
  • Consultants sometimes buy my meal or my drink.
  • My children are always happy to see me when I get home.

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