Workin' for the Man

I was so exhausted from the weekend that I let myself sleep in an hour. When you work where you live and can determine your own schedule, you can do that. So as a result, I was in the shower when Kathy called and asked me to pick Becky up at the train station.

When I finally got the message, I had to hurry there and all of the usual cars were gone, so I had to take The Silver Bullet.

All of our cars have cute little names - the Red Rocket is a 1987 Opel Corsa, the Green Pea is a van that can't be much younger than that, then there are The Durango (not very cute, since it's a Durango) and the Silver Bullet (a minivan) - newer, automatic-transmission cars which the Big Cheez had brought over from the states, complete with Michigan license plates.

I feel like a freak driving around in a car with Michigan plates. I feel like a freak driving around in a minivan that doesn't fit through the streets. I feel out of control driving an automatic. On the way back, I almost drove off the road twice. I think I scared Becky.

We got back in time for our meeting where I found out that I now have to work in the computer lab, 9-6 Monday-Friday. I hate this because I loved my freedom to work anywhere on campus and to name my own hours. It wouldn't have been so bad if it had been this way all along - it's just the fact that I got used to freedom and now they're taking it away because they want to assign particular workplaces and workhours to everyone. Once it's "fixed up", though, I get to move from the computer lab to the room next to the computer lab, which my supervisor assures me will have electricity once he runs an extension cord over from the lab.


Why am I still here?

srah - Monday, 12 July 2004 - 4:58 AM

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Comments (3)

gravatar Mr B------ - July 14, 2004 - 11:37 AM -

Haven't tried to stow away on an airplane yet?

Unwilling to act crazy in order to be sent home?

Don't want to go on a drinking binge that will make it -seem- like you time travelled to next month?

gravatar Cheryl - July 15, 2004 - 3:21 PM -

I got used to freedom, too...then I got a job. Yuck. :)

gravatar eston - July 15, 2004 - 11:51 PM -

Well I think that you're the second or third girl that I know that can drive a manual transmission car.

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