Work? What is it good for?

Location: United Kingdom

Things are gonna change. I can feel it.

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Am I bored yet?


Though it's kind of cheating, as I'm just back from two weeks holiday. It was rather nice to return home and not have to think about returning to work. My girlfriend is of course very envious!

Though I did have plenty of small chores; grass to cut, a new internet service to arrange, and leaving drinks to arrange/attend. Which means popping back into the office one last time as an employee - as I have to return my work modem. Which means that this is the last post while still officially employed - the next post I will truly be a free man!

Right, off to get changed and head into the city!

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Taking the summer off

A pleasent weekend slightly spoilt by the thought of going to work on Monday. Still, not long until that won't be a concern anymore! The question arises, what is special about the weekend if you're not working? The obvious answer is not a lot, but it does mean your friends and family aren't working, so the weekend will still remain the best time to go visit. Otherwise, it is the worst time to go to the cinema, museums, shopping etc, so I wonder if I'll begin to look forward to the week and dread the weekends?

Such idle musings will undoubtably occur more often, when I am truly idle...

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Fuzzy Logic

Well, my resignation is now common knowledge within the company. Not a lot of response to it so far, but the common question is "Why?" (Followed or proceeded in short order by "Where are you going?")

The "why" is tricky, not least because I'm contractually obliged not to say anything specific, so I've resorted - where I have the time and patience, to suggesting "Fuzzy logic".

The idea is that there is no specific single reason I could give anyway. There are many reasons to stay, and many reasons to go. Over time, the strength of these reasons change, and now they are in the "leave" state. If I had to explain those reasons, things will get complicated, but I'm sure I can come up with a few to satisfy the conversationally curious.

Which is fine, except that because they have been in the fuzzy leave state for a while, I have got myself into a absolutely definitely must leave state. Well it makes the decision to leave less traumatic, and may have some other positive side effects, so I'm certainly not complaining.

As for attempts to salvage some personal records from the leaving, I've not been very successful and time is running out. Too much like hard work. So I may have to be drastic. But that's probably for the best! What I'll do with these old emails, who knows, but I have always liked the idea of an "accidental diary".