Thursday, July 9, 2009

Oh It’s Good, Very Good

Ever wondered if it would be OK to just ignore work shit? I mean work shit, not fun parts of your job, but the annoying bureaucratic paperworky parts. It’s fucking A awesome. What was that meeting? You need everyone to fill out what form? Huh? What? I can’t hear you. Sorry! I’m deleting, not opening, and ignoring shit right and left. It’s like a beautiful slo-mo shot of me dodging obligations. It is in many ways, the end of an era…or maybe an error. But either way, it’s nice. I can actually remember why I liked my job. I get to think about weird shit that I find entertaining, measure things, hypothesize and do all that good science stuff. I wasn’t sure when the whole sabbatical idea would really kick in. It is slowly sinking in nicely. This was worth working for.

11 comments:

  1. I'm picturing it being like "The Matrix", when Keanu dodges all the bullets in slow motion and stands back up, unscathed. Sweeeeeet.

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  2. Ooooh I like that Prof-like!

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  3. Reminds me of an exchange from a novel by Daniel Pennac:
    "How's the job?"
    "It's like any job. I'm paid way too much for the work I do, but not nearly enough for the crap I put up with."

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  4. You know, I've recently started ignoring a good deal of administrative requests. I have too much shit to do, and I've found that if it's truly important, these people will follow up. Maybe that's cruel and unusual on my part, but I'm finding it to be the only way to make it through the week anymore!!

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  5. You have identified my favorite part of sabbatical (esp. consider the fact that my leave last fall happened to follow an especially nasty union election along with an accreditation self-study project). I have officially "dropped out."

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  6. Oh, were we not supposed to ignore stuff if not on sabbatical? Oops!

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  7. Interesting...if we could all just band together in our avoidance...imagine it!

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  8. We could change the world! Or even just swamp those paper pushers' offices with non-filled-out forms...that would be plenty satisfying. Happy sigh.

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  9. Yeah, it would be beautiful.

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  10. Actually, it's like when they unplugged Keanu Reeves from the Matrix. It's sort of like being at work without having to deal with work.

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