Tuesday, September 04, 2007

On Leave, My Ass

One of the things I would really not miss about this job, or this vocation, when I do finally get to leave it all behind is the joy of not working every day. Where being on holiday actually means BEING ON HOLIDAY, i.e. RELAXING i.e. NOT spending every spare second checking the blackberry, taking calls on the mobile, or staying awake deep into the night/ waking up extra early every morning to complete EXACTLY the same work which I would otherwise have done if I was not on leave.

It is now 1 pm on the second of only 2 (TWO) days I am officially on leave, and I have just finished up all the work that a client had requested from us only yesterday morning (whilst I was getting on a bus to MovieWorld). I swear the deadlines actually get shorter when I tell them I am on leave.

So you would like us to draft 6 documents for you? When would you need them?

Well, how about tomorrow afternoon. At the very latest.

Tomorrow, I get on a plane and I stay on the plane all day. What treasures await me when I land at midnight and switch on the blackberry?

13 Comments:

At 12:09 PM, Blogger Indiana said...

They don't call it a "crackberry" for nothing. :-)

I often wonder if I dated a corporate slave whether it would be worth her connection withdrawl and the then late and sleepless nights once it is turned on again just to insist that she turns it off for a while and we share some uunconnected time connecting in a much more enjoyable way.

 
At 11:59 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

yes, tell me about it....there is no such thing as leave anymore with the BB - especially since it has gone 3G too

 
At 8:46 PM, Blogger gremlin said...

but u love it. that's why you're proud to blog it. you just love it. to bits. admit it. ;p

 
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