Dead in the Water

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  1. floriflee macrumors 68030

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    The hubby had a second round of interviews this morning at 10AM with a company he's interested in working for. I'm very excited about this opportunity because I think he'd really like the work. Anyway, I was a powerhouse of productivity up until the point when he IMed me after it was all over. Since then I have been pretty much completely useless to my employer. I've been helping the hubby craft a thank you email to send to his interviewers (will send the card tonight, but they are supposed to call him later today to let him know if they are still interested so email will have to do for now). After about an hour of back and forth revisions he suddenly told me he had to leave for a meeting and I've been completely useless to both him and my company since. I finished my last revision of the email within a couple minutes of his leaving but can't get any feedback from him about the changes I made to his email. On top of that, I can't stop thinking about this email so I've been unable to focus on work, too. I am pretty much dead in the water.

    What to do??
     
  2. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    Take a "brain dead break"...eat something and get back in there.


    Bless
     
  3. emw macrumors G4

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    Well, at least you're not just hanging out at MacRumors wasting both time and bandwidth like me.

    Um. Wait. I'd better go. :p
     
  4. Doctor Q Administrator

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    Can you find a way to get some quick exercise, even a walk around the block? It might clear your brain.
     
  5. floriflee thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Went for a run. Didn't think to check the actual temperature before leaving the house, and about died in the heat. :p I did it, though, and feel much better.

    Oh, and the hubby came back and got the thank you's sent. Now, I can relax....

    I hope he gets the job. It would be cool to do non-profit work.... :D
     
  6. thedude110 macrumors 68020

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    You don't owe anything to the company! You should distrust the company! If anything, they owe you! Once we finally break the back of capitalism, then "the company" will see. :cool:

    In all seriousness, though, good for you for being so focused on your and your husband's ideals and wants. It's so hard to make our actions meet our ideals, and even when they do, it's so hard not to bail on those ideals (ideals wilt easily in bright, shining capital). I hope he (and if you're reading this, you!) gets the job he (you!) deisres.
     
  7. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Yeah, good luck (to both of you). It's cool that you're so supportive of whatever he does. He's lucky. :)
     
  8. iSaint macrumors 603

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    Non-profit would be great work. Though there's still the business world aspect, you're still helping people in the long run.

    What organization is it, may we ask?
     
  9. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Good luck to you and your husband floriflee, hopefully everything works out okay for the two of you. :)
     
  10. floriflee thread starter macrumors 68030

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    It's the Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation. Ever since he started his externship at the Grameen Foundation in January he's been very gungho about non-profit work. I've noticed that the days he's working at Grameen are the days he comes home the happiest so I'm fine with it. It may not pay as much as the private sector, but it seems so much more rewarding in the end. I guess that means I won't be able to quit my job anytime soon and just sit home all day and eat bon bons.... :D
     
  11. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Darn. There goes the "simple" life. ;) :)
     
  12. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    Actual bon bons? Like the little vanilla ice cream bites dipped in chocolate? I haven't had those since I was... like, seven years old! :D
     
  13. floriflee thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Oh, yeah... I haven't seen those in AGES. I think they were replaced with Edys (a.k.a. Dreyers) Dibs
     

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  14. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    Ooh, these look better. The original ones were too big for me.
     
  15. floriflee thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Even better they come in many different flavors. Mmmm....
     
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  17. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    Why? Did you spill something on your robe today? ;) No seriously though, why do you say that? In my naive way of thinking, it sounds incredibly convenient/ comfortable to work at/from home.
     
  18. floriflee thread starter macrumors 68030

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    What?! I love it, but then I went from commuting 2-4 hours each day and then working another 8-11 hour days, down to commuting 30 seconds and working 8-11 hour days. Plus, if you believe Gene Weingarten I can work in the nude. :D
     
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    I need human interaction and a daily routine. I have to really push myself to get going in the morning and have to make lists to keep myself on track. When I am out in the field, I'm not in my head all day.

    I dunno, just don't like it.
     
  20. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    Yup human interaction will get you.....being in the house all day with no reason to come out beside maybe going to get supplies...get a bus boy job at night..u will love it and the tips are good;)


    Bless
     
  21. floriflee thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I could see that. I missed having co-workers near by at first, but that was mostly because I was bored. Then I finally started getting work to do and it got better. In this job I have to talk to people pretty much all day in some way shape or form so I don't miss the physical interaction so much. IM helps a lot, too. I've actually found that I can get more done without people being around so it works for me.

    If I were living alone then maybe it wouldn't be so great.
     
  22. nbs2 macrumors 68030

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    Well, I'm on the "waitlist." They are impressed, but have to complete other interviews (probably to see if they can do better....it's like dating all over again):D

    As for working from home, I think flori is in a special situation since she still has heavy customer interaction. If it was something that requires more internal motiviation, I would expect it to get much harder. I tried to work from home one day in January. I got about 15 min worth of work done. But, I read almost every post on MR that day....
     

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