Re: Questions about the work day for the Whirlers

Subject: Re: Questions about the work day for the Whirlers
From: Mike Starr <mike -at- writestarr -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:18:54 -0500

Lynne,

I hope you don't think those folks have arranged their life so they could boast about how dreadful their schedule is on techwr-l. I have typically gotten up at around 5am even though I'm a nightowl. I despise getting up at that time of day, preferring to sleep until I'm suitably refreshed and just wake up naturally without the annoyance of an alarm clock. However, that's what I have needed to do in order to fulfill the desires of my contract clients.

I was fortunate enough that for about three years I was able to work at home full-time but prior to that and recently, my commute has typically been 40 to 50 miles one way. And yes, I dislike having to spend around an hour each morning and evening but that's what I have had to do.

Devoting the majority of our waking hours to working and commuting is what some of us *have to do*... not something we do to boast about. Is it the kind of life we want? Nope. It's just what we have to do to have a job doing the thing we love. I gave up on ego-boasting decades ago as I suspect did those respondents you and Deb Kahn are being critical about.

Best Regards,

Mike
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On 9/19/2014 9:03 AM, Lynne Wright wrote:

I also find it odd how many responders seem to be kind of boasting about having to get up before the sun, then devoting the majority of their waking hours to working and commuting.

Not a the kind of life I'd want.

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Sent: September-18-14 5:06 PM
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Subject: Re: Questions about the work day for the Whirlers

Really, guys, isn't this a "Quien es mas macho?" kind of discussion? I get my work done in the time I'm at work and very occasionally take work home.

Deb K

*Debra Kahn**, MA, PMP, CA-AM*


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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: Chris Morton
Re: Questions about the work day for the Whirlers: From: Debra Kahn
RE: Questions about the work day for the Whirlers: From: Lynne Wright

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