11.19.2008

5 Things I Love About my Job

One of my coworkers' wives had a baby on Monday, and Ryan left this morning, so I'm a little busy and a little off. Trying to get back to a normal schedule (and I NEEEED to workout! I even WANT to workout!).

So until I can get in here to write a real post, this pre-written post will have to do...

As promised, the 5 things I love about my job:

1) The hours

What's funny is that my hours are also the first item on my "5 Things I Dislike About my Job" list. But who on earth wouldn't LOVE to sleep in every day?! That's right... I sleep in. In fact, I only use my alarm on average, once a week. On most days, I get 8-10 hours of sleep and then peacefully and naturally wake up to the day. Ahh... just thinking about that relaxes me. Working until 11pm gives me the consequence-free opportunity to stay up late (which I would be doing anyway, because I'm 23 and that's how my body works).

2) Working with guys

Girls are whiney and annoying. That's why I work in the male-saturated field of directing versus working in the female-saturated field of, say... being a secretary or a nurse (NO, I'm not sexist... those happen to be 2 of the top 3 female-dominated jobs in this country). Girls talk and complain too much. I'm not big on the small-talk, so boys are perfect. On days when I'm moody or crabby, I can go to work and work in silence for 8 hours straight.

3) The freetime

I'm not going to be too specific, but let's just say there is quite a bit.

4) You never work alone on the holidays

Except for last year, when I did (on Christmas)... but that's an unusual circumstance. So when I have to work on Thanksgiving and New Years, I will show up to the bustling station and always be reminded that I'm not the only one. And that alone allows me to dig deeper and think of all the other people in this country that sacrifice their holidays... firemen, gas station attendents, factory workers, policemen, movie theater employees, doctors, etc. And some of their jobs suck far worse than mine, so I'm lucky.

5) The dress code

I could come to work almost every day in a t-shirt and jeans and no one would care. In fact, to take it a step further, I frequently see employees wearing sweatpants to work. But the nice part is that on those random days when I really feel like going all out and looking nice, I can dress up and still not feel out of place. It's like having (super) casual friday every single day (especially on the weekends!).

7 comments:

Karen said...

Ahhhh! Finally things you love.

I will remind you of this post on Christmas Day when you are working.

Kelly said...

Well, I never said I ENJOY working holidays... I'm just glad I don't have to do it alone!

Marcy said...

Are you SURE that's all you like about #2 ;-)

Anonymous said...

Nice that u r so upbeat!!!!OPA

Mike said...

Are you hiring at all? lol Sound like some great things to love!

Ryan said...

Is your job hiring? I am looking for a job that I can show up to wearing a speedo!

Rainmaker said...

Very nice! I always loved hanging around the station (my Dad works at a TV station as well).

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