Well I have no excuse for such a long break since my last post, other than that I have just been enjoying doing things other than writing.
I’m almost 5 months into my newest job and I’m feeling a bit of euphoria since I think I’ve found the perfect job for me. Is it because it’s given me a sense of purpose? Or new challenges that give me interesting problems to solve? Or that I get a good feeling being able to help others through my work? Is it any one of those things people describe when they tell me why they like their job and won’t ever stop working? Nope. It’s because I was able to sniff out a position where I can get all my work done for the day in less than an hour, sometimes less than half an hour, and I’m free to spend the other ~7 hours/day doing most whatever I want, so long as I can do it at a desk.
The organization I’m at is over-staffed and I think I’ve basically been hired into a legacy marketing/sales/recruitment position that made sense at one point, but now everything is so stream-lined that the work load is tiny. Plus I spent my first few days writing some scripts to make some of the more tedious parts of the paper work much easier. I don’t want to give out too many details about where I am but basically it’s an organization that caters to the super rich. They offer highly specialized services in a luxury setting.
Naturally I got myself a gaming laptop after my first few weeks of work. Now my typical work day involves banging out my actual work right when I arrive. That’s typically taken care of in less than an hour. Then I divide the rest of my time between surfing the internet, playing video games, reading some books, watching tv/movies, and socializing with other staff and clients. Not that I’m too overt about these things, I just keep the volume low and my mouth shut about it. It pays just under $50k/year, the hours I work are flexible, and it comes with the typical cadre of benefits plus a generous amount of paid time off.
I have a business idea I’ve been thinking about trying for a few years so when I’m feeling like I want to be productive I just work on that project with my free time. But I’m in no rush with things, so if I feel like just playing a game all shift, I let myself do it without guilt. Right now I’m just focusing on enjoying myself while still aggressively saving for my future investments.