I Got Me a 40-Hour A Week Job

You must all think I am crazy now. What with all that I have been going through these past few days, I had the gall to get myself an 8 hour a day job?!? Please. Hear me out. I am sure my reasons will make sense after my explanation. Firstly, when Paulie first learned that I was sick, he got worried and asked me if I was gonna be okay continuing without him to help around. Of course I knew I can't continue with our present setup any longer, so we agreed that he would be going home next week or the week after that. So there's one good news for me.

About the job, I thought that instead of me having no boundaries as to what time I'll finish with my freelancing work and exhausting myself in the process, why don't I get a job which tells me to stop? I know being a workaholic is the main reason why I am in my state of health right now, and freelancing just worsened it. So this opportunity came up (thanks to my sister), it's web content writing stuff, so I'll still be writing and my Canadian boss tells me that 40 hours a week is all he's asking for. So my plan right now is to drop all my other internet activities which eat up all the time that I should have spent sleeping or resting, and focus on working JUST eight hours a day, five days a week.

I actually computed and was shocked to find out that I work in front of the computer 12 hours a day, sleep six hours and spend the other six cleaning the house and taking care of Svet. With the new schedule, it leaves me 3 hours to rest, rest which I direly need. So it's a good plan, yeah? Told you you'd see the wisdom of my decision. :-p

25 comments:

pehpot said...

mabuti naman kung ganun.. mapaphinga..

uy pede ba kame jan sa bago mong raket? LOL

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Sara said...

Kaye
Good Luck on your job!
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE BUTTON, IT IS SO CUTE!
Have a great day!
Sara

I love the button, its on my site. The only change would be maybe a darker brown around the border or maybe the letters, but it looks great the way it is!!! I appreciate it so much, I cant tell you Thank you enough!

pehpot said...

uy sige sige.. testing ka muna hehe..

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Sara said...

Hi Kaye
Thank you so much, I cant wait to start exchanging buttons:) I am excited about having a little boy, it will be a lot of fun. I did tell my husband that a little girl would be nice sometime:)
Now that you have an 8 hour job, will yo ustill blog? I hope so!
Sara

Boris said...

well i work for 8 hours a day even more! I know it's exhausting. good thing I have time to blog but yes, it's sad that I've been missing a lot! *groans*

Dominique said...

Kaye,
congrads on landing the job. I'm glad that it is working out better for you and that you will be having more free time to yourself.

hOniE-GeLenE said...

wow.. uhhmm.. i wonder if I can be able to join you with that kind of job..ahehe. I am also spending so much time sa net..minsan prang ayaw ko na nga humarap..but still i have to.

hays..pshare. ahe..

anyways.. its better, since you can have more time to do all your chores offline..:D

good luck..:)

kcatwoman said...

that's just fine, and no youre no crazy

PinayProject said...

Good for you. Looks like I better think about doing the same, too. I've been working from home for at least 16 hours a day. Your post got me into doing some real thinking... Thanks!

Hope you can drop by: http://pinayproject.blogspot.com

fedhz said...

Hi, Kaye! Thank you for this post. Alam mo un, ako rin naloloka na, how I can squeeze in all my online activities in one day, doing some housework while taking care of our almost 2 years old tot. Super pumayat talaga ako. I always ask ate peh, how you're all able to do these things. Tama yan, you're putting limit and prioritizing your health.

mwah!

redamethyst said...

It's good that you think about your health also. At okay yan regular online gig na.

zoan said...

are you still working for that company?:) kasi wala ka ng time for urself masyado..

Genejosh said...

stop muna ako making comments....I'm famished!...he..he...:)

Genejosh said...

i do share the same question that Zoan raised...marce always remember that health is wealth kaya Ok na Ok tong bago mong online gig- you have a job at home, a time to sleep earlier and a time with your family:)

Sherry said...

wow thats a lot!

Sherry said...

okay dont forget to care for your health too!

Sherry said...

if you have job you have salary :D

Sherry said...

sometimes I no job I just do blogging

redamethyst said...

having a 40-hour a week job is like you are already working in a office except that nasa bahay ka pa rin. kamustah na ba yan?

Genejosh said...

how about taking a nap in between works...

Genejosh said...

we need rest time a day marce to energize...and we'll become productive...

Sherry said...

of course you can take break, go vacation if you like :D your brain need rest :D

Sherry said...

now earn money while we are young then rest when old

Sherry said...

I love jobs that mean I have work to do and get pay.

Sherry said...

now you are WAHM, you can organize your time better :D