Time flies when you’re having fun. Time drags ass when you have grown bored and annoyed with something. I can’t believe I’ve been slinging pizza for almost 3 years now. Granted, I only went full time on it just a few months ago. The charm wore off pretty damned fast. I still sometimes have fun doing it.
But it’s beating the shit out of my truck. Though my biggest problem is the fact I agreed to this goofy-ass schedule. Four days of the week, I work both the lunch and dinner rushes. It’s nice not closing, but I basically can’t do anything else on those days. I get exhausted at by the time I get to last day as they are 9 to 10 hour days. Sometimes longer if dinner rush lasts right up until closing.
So the one day I generally get off, I end up running all my errands. That day is pretty much wasted. I’m still tired and don’t do anything else the rest of the day. One night, I work the dinner rush. So I don’t do much during the day so I’m not tired at work. I’m lucky to get a second day off in the week, as I repeatedly get called in to work. Or scheduled for it as someone needs a weekend off. I frequently get stuck with six days and overtime.
Sure I love the overtime, but I have next to no time for me. I need to decompress. I want to do things I enjoy and have decent time to do it. I haven’t shot my gun in six months. I rarely play my drums. Between working my ass off and having my neighbors up my ass all the time. I don’t want to be rude and make a ton of noise. It’s best to play in the middle of the day when they are gone. I don’t visit anyone as I’m working all the time. It’s insane.
Besides I could use a real job that offers dental, possibly medical, paid time off and more would be nice. The trick is I don’t want to let my mind die at some factory or be a clerk somewhere. I want to find something that would take advantage of my technical skills and would be awesome if it utilized my creative abilities. I just don’t know what that would be. I’m open to suggestions.
As a side note…
To people with a hard-on for hardwood/laminate flooring: I hope you end up spending an eternity in hell sweeping the floors! Just saying.