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    Re: workingman's blues

    Post by zappo on Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:25 am

    Working from home. Just got peanut butter on the ceiling fan. Living some kind of dream, over here.
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    Re: workingman's blues

    Post by WP64 on Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:53 pm

    I wake up everyday between 5:50-6:20 am. I am at the bus stop at 6:40, which gets me on the 7:07 express train to the city, which puts me at Union Station by 7:45. Then, I have about a two mile walk, which typically gets me to my office at about 8:05-8:10. Once I am there, I work somewhere between 8-10 hours. All of that time is spent in a little cubicle, without windows, and I basically perform the same mentally tiring and repetitive task over and over. I am also underpaid, have no benefits, and very little job security. I leave my office at 4:15-5:15, make the same two mile walk, take the bus back to my house. Once I am home, I have to choose whether I want to go work out or make myself something to eat, but I never have time for both. Once I finish that I am already preparing myself for the next goddamn day and I am exhausted and in bed by like 8:30....

    I do not know how people can do this for decades on end. It's truly incredible.
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    Post by WP64 on Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:55 pm

    We are currently in a covert unionization effort at my office though. It is very exciting/interesting and obviously would be of enormous personal benefit. Apparently it could be the first successful unionization of legal assistants/paralegals in the entire country, which is insane...

    It is really nice working in an office full of people my age. We all some actual Communists.
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    Re: workingman's blues

    Post by undo on Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:53 pm

    How can people wake up and leave the house in 20 minutes?

    I need a good 40 minutes of coffee and relaxing before even getting in the shower.
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    Post by zappo on Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:00 am

    I'm usually out of bed and into the car within 10-15 minutes. Gotta get as much sleep as possible.
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    Post by Duff... on Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:06 am

    I do my coffee sipping on the L train.

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    Post by C-poots on Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:47 am

    I wake up at 6 and start walking to work at 815 you guys are fucking crazy.

    Also, this new job is pushing me hours wise but I actually like what I'm doing so it doesn't seem so bad. I've worked from 830 til 8 for the past 5 or 6 work days and until 7 for the week before that. If your math is any good though, you'll notice I only live 15 minutes walk from the office so its pretty niceeeee.
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    Re: workingman's blues

    Post by Nick on Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:53 am

    I wake up at 5 even though my bus doesn’t come until 6:15. I need to enjoy a cup or 2 of coffee, consider what I’m going to wear and then get ready at my own pace.

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    Post by ClosetOfExhaustion on Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:50 am

    wake up anytime between 4:30 and 6:45, that's not up to me.

    in shower around 6:30 or 6:45

    off to work by 7:05

    coffee in the car, breakfast in the office. if i'm working from home (tue/fri, usually), those things happen at home.
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    Post by Ned Braden on Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:04 am

    Generally, wake up at about 7 and leave the house at 8:10. It's a kush groove over here.

    Downside is I'll be unemployed by August. Easy come, easy go.
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    Post by Duff... on Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:59 pm

    A big part of my calculation, in contrast to at least CPoots and Nick, is that I've never really needed to care what I look like before leaving the house and so I don't.
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    Post by petey on Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:04 pm

    Wake up at 630, out the house by 715ish, coffee in the car

    I too will be unemployed come August Neutral
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    Re: workingman's blues

    Post by WP64 on Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:41 am

    It is a small miracle that I am able to wake up as early as 6:00am everyday. Ideally, I would want more time in the morning to slowly get ready and enjoy a cup of coffee, but that unfortunately isn't possible.
    Nick wrote:I wake up at 5 even though my bus doesn’t come until 6:15. I need to enjoy a cup or 2 of coffee, consider what I’m going to wear and then get ready at my own pace.
    I think I may have seen you the other day on the train. How long are you keeping your beard now?
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    Post by Nick on Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:58 am

    I shaved end of last week and now have a carefully grown/styled level of stubble.
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    Post by chrondog on Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:00 pm

    My alarm is set for 7:15-7:30am. I snooze until 8 most mornings. I take a shower and brush my teeth, get dressed, pack my backpack, and am out the door by 8:35 or so. I drive to work to get there around 9am. I make an americano as soon as I get into the office and have another one around 10 or 10:30. I only have breakfast on weekends.

    I also rock a mustache now.
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    Post by WP64 on Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:34 pm

    Nick wrote:I shaved end of last week and now have a carefully grown/styled level of stubble.
    Than it definitely wasn't you. If you ever want to meet up in person before I quit my job and move to Italy at the end of the year, let me know and I will buy you a beer or something.
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    Re: workingman's blues

    Post by C-poots on Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:53 pm

    I typically wake up 15 minutes before my alarm goes off and I honestly forgot that there was a snooze function. I haven't used it in years.

    Good luck in Italy WP
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    Post by Michael K. on Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:23 am

    This last page is phenomenally interesting to me. I wake up between 6:30-7:30 depending on the day. Mostly at 7:13. I hop in the shower while my wife wakes her way up. She feeds the infant, I feed myself, her, and the 3yo and make coffee. In-laws pick up the 3yo around 8:45 while I'm putting the finishing touches on lunch. We get out of the house at 9:00 and show up at work at 9:30. I do not dislike winery life.
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    Re: workingman's blues

    Post by BGwaves on Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:53 am

    Wake up at 530, shower at 6, leave the house at 7 drop off lady 730 drop off child 745, 8-930 talk with my dad about the morning bullshit usually politics. Work from 10-6
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    Re: workingman's blues

    Post by Marty on Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:26 am

    i work from home. best days of my life. im 45 and i feel retired. with no commute my cash flow is through the roof.
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    Post by reuben on Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:43 am

    Marty what are you doing these days?
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    Re: workingman's blues

    Post by Nick on Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:13 am

    When I think about having decades in front of me where I get up before 6AM to commute to work and then back home I get excited for the sweet release of death.
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    Post by Marty on Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:22 am

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    Post by Marty on Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:24 am

    Nick wrote:When I think about having decades in front of me where I get up before 6AM to commute to work and then back home I get excited for the sweet release of death.

    exactly

    i made a shit ton of dough working downtown, but getting laid off was the best thing that ever happened to me

    i worked an orwellian nightmare for 10, long, dark years
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