Re: Questions about the work day for the Whirlers

Subject: Re: Questions about the work day for the Whirlers
From: Kathleen MacDowell <kathleen -dot- eamd -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:20:41 -0500

Yes, and doing that we learn our limits, don't we :-)

Are you out of fire range? As an ex-native N. CAian, I feel so bad for
everyone, and my beautiful state. The smoke must be horrible.

On Thu, Sep 18, 2014 at 10:35 AM, Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
wrote:

> 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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References:
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
Re: Questions about the work day for the Whirlers: From: Chris Morton

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