No Celery Please – NYC Edition!

I am an ungrateful whiner

Posted in Uncategorized by noceleryplease on June 26, 2009
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I have, I suspect, one of the easiest jobs on the face of the planet.

I sit in a chair all day, typing away on a computer. I do not have stressful deadlines.  I often do not even have so much to do that I need to “work” the entire 9 hours I am sitting in my chair.  I spend time on blogs, the news, facebook, etc.

In addition to all this, I am ridiculously well paid for what I do, and my bosses adore me and think I am hugely productive and an all around excellent employee.

My company has fantastic benefits. How many places still even HAVE an actual pension plan?

So what do I do with all of the above?

I’ll tell you what… I wish like all hell that I didn’t have to work.  I wish I was wealthy and could spend my days indulging in hobbies and sporting activities, and other fun things.  I wish I did not have to get up in the morning.  I spend each day wondering if it’s 5pm and / or Friday yet.  Sometimes I wish I just had a simple job working at a coffee shop or want to move to montana and live off the land with a herd of goats.

I ought to be ashamed of this (and I am, just a teeny bit).  But still…  Is it so much to ask that I just be handed everything I want without having to actually do anything to get it?  Where’s my giant prize check for a million dollars?

Sigh – I suppose it is.

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  1. mandysmith said,

    if it makes you feel any better… i would go totally ape shit if i had to sit still all day.
    so maybe your job isn’t so easy.
    and by the transitive property of excuses you’re not a an ungrateful whiner…

  2. Ron said,

    I think everyone, no matter the job, want to be free to do there own thing. It doesn’t make you ungrateful, it makes you human. Wow…. I’m now imagining a porn star stud waking up in the morning and complaining about having to go to work and have sex with all those hot porn starlets. LOL… Porn Stud: “Damn!! I’m so tired of having to service all these women!! Why can’t I just have time to stay in my garden and grow my tulips? OK…. I’m off for the reverse gangbang!! Damn my life sucks!”

  3. Al said,

    Well, I can pretty much guarantee that Big Ed is not going to be bringing you that big check from Publisher’s Clearing House.

  4. Biff Spiffy said,

    I promise you don’t want Ed delivering you anything, alive or dead. I have a friend who met him (she was a finalist on Star Search) and reported that he was an ass-grabbing womanizer who reeked of rum and rudeness.

    It’s been said that anything you are paid – and by virtue of pay, required – to do, becomes despised. If you were paid to play a game, you’d still have days you’d rather be elsewhere. I’m self-employed in a field I really enjoy, and there’s still at least one day a week (if not hours per day) in which I watch the clock or wish for the free ride.

  5. tiff said,

    I have deadlines – want some?

  6. trinamick said,

    No deadlines here either. (BTW, snuck over here from Tiff’s place) I have a job much like yours, and yet I too dream of lounging on the beach in Greece. And then I feel guilty about griping about a job that lets me be high scorer on Zuma and Peggle. But just once, I’d like to not have to come to work and read blogs all day…

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