January 29, 2004 @ 1:46 pm by sean
http://web.mit.edu/patil/www/media/video/yatta.asf I know Kevin has that in his, but it is funny enough that all must watch that video. So for those who don’t know Kevin and consequently don’t read his post, go to that video. I did. My life improved.
Guess who has a class wednesday night the 4th of February. I’d like to cry, I don’t think I can miss this class. I might actually cry now that I just put copeland on. We’ll see.
“Vacation deprivation is running rampant, workplace experts say.
American productivity is up, but so is depression and the amount of money spent on coping with burned-out workers.
“Right now, it’s a race to the bottom as companies cut labor to the bone,” said Joe Robinson….”
“…..nationwide, 13 percent of all companies don’t offer vacation time”
This is why I don’t want to live and/or work in this country. I wish you not however, to think I am lazy. By no means is that true. If I have to work, I will. This can be seen in the straight nearly 11 hours I spent working on a project Sunday night. But this is not the life I want. I think in our American culture, we have confused the words lazy and laid-back. I don’t mind working. I’d like to work, but I don’t want work to be my life. (It is so beautiful looking out my window at all the snow.) But I only want to work to ensure my family has guaranteed food, shelter and health. I don’t want to work more than I have to because there are other things to do in life, like live. And if vacation time in this country is down 5 percent from 5 years ago, it doesn’t seem that I’ll be able to find any kind of laid-back job here(I think that sentence was an enthymeme. Or maybe it’s a deductive syllagysm[sp?]. Ryan is teaching me rhetorical theory because I don’t have time to take the class.) Europian countries get at minimum 5 paid weeks off a year. Alas, I have homework to do, and I don’t have time to write the words I am, and I am being prepared to live in a culture that grants me less free time than I have now. And now, I have none. There will be consequences to which I will be indebted merely for the small amount of time I have spent just writting this entry.
This is not living. This is dying.