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Subject: The "Things I Will Not Miss" Thread Date: 3/12/2007 1:07 PM
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These things I will not miss about working for a living:

The commute. (Hope to ditch this soon anyways, well prior to retiring.)

Sharing a public bathroom with stinky co-workers. (Ditto, when I can work from home.) I think we are over planned capacity in this building; it used to all be individual offices, and much has been converted to cubicals in recent years.

Meetings. I absolutely loathe our faux-cheerleading meetings. I hate being told how much fun we are all having now. I hate being told how far behind we are. The schedules are bogus; what do you expect?

Getting up at a particular time every weekday. There are days when I'd just like to lay in bed, or even just lounge in my pajamas, for an extra hour, darn it.

Mean co-workers. Stress tends to bring out the worst in people. And a few of them started from a pretty low place before the stress was applied. :-]

Windows. I have to use a Windows computer at work. Ew.

Packing a lunch. I always pack a lunch; it saves a ton of money. But sometimes I find that by lunch-time, I don't want some of what sounded good (or was tossed into the lunch-bag without much thought) in the morning.

Windows that don't open. The only way to get fresh air here is to step outside.

Idiotic rules and regulations. Okay, I'll hit these elsewhere, but this place is bloody rife with them. I find myself gritting my teeth over trivial stupid things, that shouldn't / wouldn't individually bother me, except that they come in flocks, steadily.

Some of the above could be changed with a new job. But only to an extent.

How about you?

--FY (born to be retired)
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