boss: Your year was excellent.
daisyfae: LOL – seriously, i sucked. out loud. and frequently from home.
boss: You did a great job. We love you.
daisyfae: FFS – i phoned it in. i wasn’t even trying. i’ve lost the fire…
boss: You rock. Here’s a little more money.
daisyfae: [shaking head guiltily] ok.
Granted, there was more to it than that – some key areas for improvement*. And i’ve maxed out – unless i change jobs, or take on some ridiculous or herculean amazonian task, i’m flat-lined. Which is a good thing. The goal in my world is to hit “Max Pay” as young as you can. i’m good.
There’s a bit of guilt, though… A few weeks ago, as i was stumbling into the office about 45 minutes after my official “start” time, i saw a woman in the parking lot who is a well-documented slacker**. i remember thinking to myself “Damn. Hope i’m never that big of a parasite.” Invariably, as i was leaving early that afternoon to run errands? There she was headed to her car…
i’m just having a “blue period”. My motivation will return. i’ll get my geek-a-rific groove back on. But in the mean time? Here’s a current favorite tune*** from The Slackers.
* “Stop tormenting the intellectually challenged and the emotionally unstable” wasn’t first on the list, but it definitely came up during the discussions.
** i work from home. she doesn’t. i’m “on call” 24/7/365 – and will respond to urgent calls from wherever i am, and whatever i’m doing (except *that*). doubt she does – um, responds, or does *that*. oh, and i am a helluva lot funnier and dress better. Fur-lined rubber mukluks with a skirt/suit is NOT a good look for the office.
*** video sucks. tough to find this one…