This is a question I get asked about a lot. It’s one that I’m often asked because I’m such a die-hard fan. I’ll admit that I like to think I’m doing a good job of it, even if I am. I’ve said that I’m pretty sure I’ve been a bit of a zombie for the past few years, because there’s so much going on in my life right now.
It’s true. Im a zombie, and Im glad I’m one. Ive been dead for quite a while now, and this is all because of my job. In my day by day job, there is so much going on. I’ve been a web developer for over 10 years now, and although Im pretty good at it, its actually very hard to do at full-time. It’s a thankless job.
I get it. You don’t know what it’s like to be in your job. It’s not a good situation. But it’s also not a bad situation either. It’s just not a good situation.
I remember back in the day (10 years ago) when I was a web developer, I could make the same kind of money I do now. In the early days I would work on a project for a week and have a couple of weeks off. I would then work on a project for a month, and have a couple of months off. I would then work on a project for 3 months, and have 3 months off.
But the reality is that you don’t make the same kind of money you do today. And it’s not like you can just take a vacation. If you have a full-time job and the boss is taking away your lunch breaks, then you would be losing money, and not just when you’re taking a vacation. You’d be losing money when you’re working overtime because you never get paid for it or you don’t get paid for it.
You might have noticed there is no salary attached to this article. And we’re not talking about a pay check in the $2,000 to $3,000 range. We’re talking about a lot more than that. Because working for a company where the boss takes your lunch breaks, you have to work as hard as possible to keep up with all the requirements to keep your job. And that means working your butt off.
A lot of the employees I work with have a reputation for being lazy. They never seem to get paid for the hours they work. They work a lot but never get paid a cent. Ive always been able to find people to work for me who are not lazy, who are smart, who work hard. When I look at them my eye is immediately drawn to the one who is constantly complaining that he has nowhere to go.
If you aren’t the most resourceful person in the world, you probably aren’t the most efficient. But you might be. I’ve seen people who have been given better pay in the past couple of years have earned a lot of money, but they never get paid anything. And don’t get me started on the matter.
The sad thing about death is that it’s all too easy to become so busy trying to make your body and life as much better as possible that you never even notice you’re in pain. Not that I want to minimize the pain. I know people who do take pills or wear anti-depressants for that pain. But just knowing that you might be in pain is far more important than anything we might say about the pain itself.
The pain is real, but it’s not just physical. It’s mental as well. It takes us out of the moment, cuts us off from the people and things that make life worth living. This is especially true if we’re not prepared to deal with our pain and become even more isolated from other people, or life.