Thursday, February 05, 2009

Just My Luck










What have I gotten myself into? How did I allow this to happen? Questions I'm still asking myself. Mama didn't raise no fool, but when I look into the mirror, I see one staring back at me. I worked hour after hour, gave up pleasure after pleasure to make sure the project was a success and thought once I had it completed and presented I could capture the life I once knew, once had, but NOOOOOOOOOO! Believe it or not, there is such a thing as doing too good of a job. Just my luck, the project was a major success, the presentation was a major success, and the bonus I received more than compensated for the long hours, but if I knew then what I know now, I would have given it second thoughts. I never thought for one minute this project would turn into a major life change. The life I once knew, had is gone. I use to work some long hours but only a day here, a day there, actually had more days off than on, but because of the "job well done" I've been asked to step back into a working/teaching position which will involve seven days a week for the next several months. Why me? Why can't I say, NOOOOOOOOO! Go ahead, take a magic marker and write FOOL across my forehead.................I deserve it!

8 comments:

Peter said...

7 days a week? For several months? I thought slavery was over in the South [and anywhere else]!

Don't you have work ethics like a 5-day week or 40 hours a week? Hope you've thought it over and said NO afterwards.

Lemuel said...

Your plight sounds almost like a saying a bunch of us used to have in my former life: "speak up and you get put on the committee!"

I hope things even out for you more quickly than you anticipate. That is almost a prison term!

Java said...

Oh, Stephen! Congratulations on the success of the project, but damn! 7 days a week? I hope you get a break occasionally.

And it's good to hear from you again. I've missed you, though recently I've been pretty busy myself and not blogging much. Yeah, I miss it.

Ur-spo said...

oh I dunno
i don't think you should ever regret having done your best, regardless of the outcome.
I suspect it will settle down in time.

Steven said...

Did you actually have the option to say, "No" or was this something that was more or less something delegated? Regardless, "FOOL" would be the last thing I'd write across your forehead. I hope this turns out better than expected. Perhaps even open a few doors for you? (((((Stephen)))))

Sooo-this-is-me said...

Fools don't do great jobs, this will keep you out of trouble. You will have to speak up and say you need your down time, if they want you that bad they probably will try to make it work for you. I say congrats on a job well done... certainly not "fool".

The Persian said...

Sometimes life change is a positive thing. I hope it was in this case.

Belated congrats on your success!

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