It’s the Last Day of the Year

December 31, 2013 at 10:09 am Leave a comment

Credit: Dilbert – Scott Adams
Commuting to work was excellent this morning. Traffic was light on the way to the train station. The train was half-empty or half-full depending on your mood when you got out of bed. There were plenty of seats to choose from. What a welcome treat for daily commuters like me during this cold season. I didn’t have to worry when my neighbor with a cold started snorting and coughing incessantly. I just moved gracefully to a much safer spot.

In the past, I usually take time off during the holidays. But since I started contracting, I can’t do that anymore. I have to come if I want to get paid and pay the bills. Besides, contractors are hired to do a job and to finish it on time. If there’s any consolation, extended time off may come when this contract ends. Nowadays, contracting jobs are getting harder to find. There are just too many talented people out on the streets competing for a few openings. As you see, a lot of the programming jobs have gone overseas in the name of free enterprise.

It’s been a pleasant day without the usual stress. The floor where I work is almost empty with the bosses gone and most employees on vacation or taking advantage of their sick days. What do you know, I can release unwanted air in my system without having to say, excuse me. Still, I have to be discreet not to pick my nose. Hidden cameras might be watching. It’s unusually cold, though. As a cost-saving strategy worthy of the Nobel price, this company must be relying on humans to generate heat. That’s very commendable. But, at least, they should make exceptions during the holidays.

I wish everyone a happy and prosperous new year!

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