A long time ago, when l was in grad school, F. D. shared with me her Secret Sauce. Pick two, she said. Two of Work, Life and Sleep. Don’t be greedy and you’ll be set. It worked. Not just in grad school but beyond. It worked right up until Chotu Singh came along or put differently, Life happened. Work can’t be put off indefinitely once the sleep deficit catches up, can it?

I’m battling a horrible time war at work these days. l love my new job but hate the hours. No, this is brutal honesty month so I’ll rephrase that. l hate IT culture. People come in late, take long breaks, stay late and expect everyone to do the same. On some days l get held up at work and hit traffic so bad that Chotu is asleep when l get home Before you judge, that’s at 7:30pm.

All l need to do is work from 9 to 6. I’m usually done with my work by 5. But l get held up because people get warmed up by 4 and ready to raise issues by 5:30. So l miss my low-traffic window. And lose the entire evening.

Brutal honesty part two… l really resent my 3 year break on bad days because l could have been one level higher and more in control if l hadn’t left.

No, I’m not bitter or angry. Just occasionally resentful when l miss my child at the end of the day. Facts can’t be denied, right?

Sigh! lt’s just a vent… Thanks for listening.

Leave a Reply