Mark (poisonkitty) wrote,

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Just to inform those who aren't in the know, I'm currently having a Moment of Clarity as an artifact of my workaholic condition. I'm burned out and bitter, and most of all, kinda dumb. I don't want to engage in intelligent conversation or banter about politics/arts/philosophy, I just want to watch TV, exercise or do some other mindless activity like cleaning or sewing. I'm not even sure if this is workaholism, as I don't necessarily receive any chemical "reward" for going to work anymore, at least not the past few weeks. Maybe I should take a bottle of booze up to work and start an association between alcohol and work. At least I would have a "real" addiction to be dealing with.

We do have some interesting projects coming up, but I'm afraid their insane time lines are going to break me. They're considering hiring someone else to help out, but it probably wouldn't be in time for the upcoming projects. I told my boss that I need a few 40 hour weeks as like a working vacation, but he could not honestly forecast any such thing, and encouraged me to take a day off next week if I wanted to get any time off. I'm taking off Friday, but I'm sure I'll still work a 40 hour week by Thursday.

My current dilemma is figuring out what to do for my one-day spring vacation. Brindle is having final exams the following week, and can't afford the time to take a trip anywhere. I want to do something very cathartic, but have no clue what to do. Whatever it is, it will have to hold me over for at least 2 months of Hell work.

I'm not completely sure that this is better than unemployment at this point.
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