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9 to 5

When I was younger and I thought about what I wanted to be when I grew up I remember the idea that I wanted to avoid the world of 9 to 5 at all cost. It sounded like drudgery that was meant for people who couldn't do anything better. Now at the ripe old age of 31 it amazes me how much my thinking has changed.

I myself do not work outside of the house but my husband does. And I wait for him to get home from the time he leaves. When he is home the ratio is fair. I am not outnumbered by people in diapers. Now that I am at home, waiting for my husband to get home I wish that he could work that 9 to 5 "drudgery" as it were. In this world, with too much time spent working and not enough enjoying life doesn't an 8 hour day sound a little like heaven? When did things change so drastically? When did we go from 40 hours a week to 60 as an average? It seems like everything has somehow gotten mixed up. You are supposed to work so you can live, NOT live so you can work.

I think I might run for office on the platform of 2 weekdays / 5 weekend days. Think I might win? :D


Michelle 3:36 PM  

You have my vote!!

Anonymous 4:40 PM  

BIG fan of the "part time work for full time pay" revolution. My husband is a college prof. We spent years and tens of thousands of dollars and many months job searching and resume building so that he could have a job that allows for some flexibility and summers off (at the expense of a salary significantly lower than his private sector counterparts). I spent more than a decade working cubicle jobs so that I could get the experience to build up a small consulting business and be a work from home mom, when we chose to start a family. We struggle for 2 years to have a baby, get our little girl, I quit the cubie job, and life is goo...waaaiiittt, whhhhaaaaatttt? Recession? U.S. have no money no mo? Our country's broke?

Lots of effort, planning, time, and debt. And here we are in, the The Great Recession, and he's about to take a major pay cut or lose his job, student loan deferment is no more, house was foreclosed on cause we couldn't sell it or make the payments any longer, and there's no work at all in my field. Sometimes I think we should have stuck out the 9 to 5s (or 8 to 7s as it were) cause at least then the bills get paid. Lame, I'm a bummer.

~Anon C

Kristen 1:27 PM  

Anon C - No, not a bummer just a product of this climate. Seems that as soon as we shied away from the 9 to 5 era things went downhill. Probably just a coincidence but who knows...



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