Thursday, September 18, 2008
( 12:01 AM ) teahouse
Last night I was at work until 1 a.m.
The Negatives about working late: It was really quiet and eerie, and I thought of zombies. I was really late and I felt a lot of pressure to do really intense legal work while exhausted. I couldn't spend time with my husband.
The Positives about working late: It was nice and quiet, and I could turn on my radio and not worry about bothering anyone. I got to raid the pantry refrigerator and drink the leftover sodas. I got to say hi to the janitorial staff. I got to order dinner and have it paid for by the firm.
But most importantly, I was so busy with work, that I didn't have time to worry about how little my 401k is now worth in the midst of the current Wall Street financial crisis.
Essentially, the longer hours I work, the less likely I'll ever be able to retire! #