Re: Questions about the work day for the Whirlers

Subject: Re: Questions about the work day for the Whirlers
From: Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 08:35:21 -0700

Hey... at my age you gotta do what you gotta do, right? The money was good.
My co-workers were great (except for the moronic team leader who had never
heard of the *CMoS* prior to getting a very vocal education for us).

But without an awesome MP3 collection (most of it inspired by stuff I hear
on RadioParadise.com) I would have been *miserable*.

> Chris

On Thu, Sep 18, 2014 at 8:30 AM, Cardimon, Craig <ccardimon -at- m-s-g -dot- com>
wrote:

> Good grief, Chris.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: techwr-l-bounces+ccardimon=m-s-g -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com [mailto:
> techwr-l-bounces+ccardimon=m-s-g -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On Behalf Of
> Chris Morton
> Sent: Thursday, September 18, 2014 11:28 AM
> To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: Re: Questions about the work day for the Whirlers
>
> *THE COMMUTE FROM HELL*
>
> Several years ago I had a seven-month contract in Oakland; I live 40
> minutes NE of Sacramento. I'd get up at 4:00 AM and quickly get my act
> together, then drive 30 minutes to Roseville. There I'd hop an Amtrak bus
> for Sacramento and then hop on the commuter train (hoping it wasn't going
> to arrive late that morning). I quickly learned how long I could sleep
> onboard, waking at just the right time to have a cuppa before transferring
> to BART in Richmond for the remaining portion of the commute.
>
> An eye mask and over-the-ear audio headset was an integral part of that
> operation.
>
> Come 4:45 PM, the routine was reversed; dinner was at 8:30 and then
> *promptly* to bed.
>
> This amounted to 7 hours/day commuting. Wednesdays I would stay overnight
> in Palo Alto with my brother and his wife; this reprieve helped save what
> was left of my (in)sanity. (My wife was thankful, too.)
>
> Every couple of weeks a "leaper" would mess up the train commute,
> requiring three separate investigations (Union Pacific, Amtrak, local
> police) while we sat there watching the time pass.
> > Chris
>
> On Thu, Sep 18, 2014 at 8:03 AM, Lynne Wright <Lynne -dot- Wright -at- tiburoninc -dot- com
> >
> wrote:
>
> > As a night owl with a lifetime of sleep issues, getting up any earlier
> > than 7:30 is difficult; 4 am is obscene... I'd just die.
> >
> > I'm out the door by 8; it's a short walk with a pitstop for takeout
> > coffee and 45 minutes on the subway to get to work. I often get off
> > the subway halfway and stroll home. When the weather is nice, I can
> > get here slightly faster if I ride my bike.
> >
> > I was recently interviewed for a job that sounded pretty much like my
> > dream job; but the business was located in the middle of a
> > god-forsaken industrial park and would have meant I'd have to buy a
> > car and/or spend an hour and a half on public transit each way to
> > spend my day isolated in the boonies. Increasing the intensity,
> > length, and misery of my daily commute and the impact that would have
> > on my overall quality of life was a dealbreaker.
> >
> > There's a fair amount of flexibility in start and end times in my office.
> > As long as I meet my deadlines and put in 37.5 hours a week, nobody
> > bats an eye if I occasionally roll in at 10 or leave early to attend
> > to personal business.
> >
> > I feel very fortunate in that regard.
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: techwr-l-bounces+lynne -dot- wright=tiburoninc -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> > [mailto:techwr-l-bounces+lynne -dot- wright=tiburoninc -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- co
> > m]
> > On Behalf Of Cardimon, Craig
> > Sent: September-18-14 10:40 AM
> > To: 'techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com'
> > Subject: Questions about the work day for the Whirlers
> >
> > I was wondering:
> >
> >
> > 1. When does everyone get up in the morning for work?
> > --I have been arising at 4 a.m.
> >
> > 2. If you drive to an office, how many miles is your commute?
> > --My drive is 20 miles to and from. It takes me an hour and 20 minutes
> > to get home after Labor Day. Less than an hour during the summer.
> >
> > 3. How long is your work day?
> > --Our official hours are 8:30 to 5:30. I work from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
> >
> >
> > Cordially,
> > Craig Cardimon
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Questions about the work day for the Whirlers: From: Cardimon, Craig
RE: Questions about the work day for the Whirlers: From: Lynne Wright
Re: Questions about the work day for the Whirlers: From: Chris Morton

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