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Friday, November 12, 2004


Seems like a lot of people are testy around here this week. I’m surrounded by testy, irritable people, both at work and outside of work. No wonder I stayed in bed all day yesterday.

Is everyone testy where you are?


Blogger Lah said...

I'm not testy, I loooove you!!! ;)

sorry I've bee so quiet lately, we've been uber busy with house stuff and the upcoming Japan trip.

12:12 PM  
Blogger Ann said...

Happily, no. The idiots stayed off the road this morning, and it's pretty quiet here at work. Even the ancient kitty for whom I'm cat-sitting took his pill without complaint, and the other demon cat wasn't especially evil.

12:29 PM  
Blogger kStyle said...

Perhaps I've surrounded by all the irritability in the world so that everyone else can have a break. Your time will come.

Lah, glad you're alive! Every other day, Greg and I ask each other, Do you think Lah's OK? Glad you've been away for good reasons. :)

12:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We're surviving on gallows humor, here in the land of working-but-not-getting-paid. Whenever I get an email saying that someone is "working at home," I assume they've got an interview somewhere. Now if I could only get one of those . . . or the (as of Monday) seven paychecks I'm owed . . .

But no, other than that, not really testy. More than my usual, anyway.


12:54 PM  
Blogger kStyle said...

Why do you all keep working for no pay? Is there that much loyalty and goodwill at your company?

Keeping my fingers crossed for a fat paycheck with your name on it...

9:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For at least two, maybe three, of the people, if the company survives, the work they're getting to do is better/more interesting than anything they're likely to find. One of those people also has some personal quirks that will make finding anything that pays a living wage a difficult task. For two other people, one's a founder and the other has a lot of money sunk into the place. One person is finishing b-school, and, I assume, is looking and will probably find something. Two people I really don't know--it may be that there aren't comparable jobs out there, but that seems a little unlikely to me. And then there's me, and I just haven't been able to find anything that I really want to do and that will pay me a good salary. I've been applying to things--about two-three/month--but I don't even get nibbles. And now we're entering the no-hire zone--a lot of places really don't hire anyone around the holidays. We keep showing up I think partly for companionship; some people are actually being productive; the internet connection is faster; and at least we're piling up "lost-wages" days, which I'm hoping can be declared as a bad debt, if worse comes to worst. And it's just too depressing to sit home all day--plus, as noted, the internet connection is faster at work. Inertia, however, is the short answer.

10:48 PM  

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