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Old 08-27-2014, 04:01 PM   #1
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2 things I don't miss in ER

wearing a wrist watch...

and corporate babble...



what are 2 things you don't miss?
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Old 08-27-2014, 04:14 PM   #2
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I love that video!

Two things I don't miss are long work hours, and stress.

....and writing academic papers, and competing for grant money, and endless meetings, and egos, and business attire, and business travel, and patients with unrealistic expectations, and, and, and.....
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Old 08-27-2014, 04:19 PM   #3
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1) waking up to the sound of an alarm clock
2) office politics - It got so bad at my last place of employment that it made the newspaper earlier this year...
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Old 08-27-2014, 04:32 PM   #4
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There is so much I don't miss, but I don't want to drudge up the memories.
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Old 08-27-2014, 04:47 PM   #5
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Having to schedule my personal life as best I could around w*rk, often times leaving many things undone (now catching up).

Increasing bureaucratic demands at w*rk and resultant poor morale were draining my previous enthusiasm for the job so I sure don't miss being there. I am sleeping better at night and have more energy during the day.

Actually no a.m. alarm clock was my Number One but FIREd beat me to it.
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Old 08-27-2014, 04:48 PM   #6
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Administrators, paperwork, useless meetings at 7 am (or sometimes 6:45 if the agenda was packed, traffic, working 34 hours straight...
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Old 08-27-2014, 04:52 PM   #7
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Actually no a.m. alarm clock was my Number One but FIREd beat me to it.
That was mine too. Even in H.S. I argued that early AM classes (i.e., before 10:00 AM) were unconstitutional because it was "cruel and unusual".

Nobody cared.
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Old 08-27-2014, 04:59 PM   #8
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Old 08-27-2014, 05:03 PM   #9
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wearing a wrist watch...
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1) waking up to the sound of an alarm clock
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I still wear a wrist watch, and after several years of retirement I have been using an alarm clock again for the last year or so. Granted, it just plays sweet, gentle birdsongs instead of that annoying "BLATTTT!!!", but it does its job. I feel better when I am keeping regular hours, for some reason, and that is why I am doing this.

Two things that I will never miss, are:

1) work travel
2) meetings
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Old 08-27-2014, 05:11 PM   #10
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That was mine too. Even in H.S. I argued that early AM classes (i.e., before 10:00 AM) were unconstitutional because it was "cruel and unusual".

Nobody cared.
You were way ahead of tour time, Walt.

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The work travel I did have didn't bother me, and in fact I enjoyed it, but it was only three or four times a year for training or teaching and I thoroughly enjoyed both.

For 14 years running the last week in April and the first week in May I was at a training conference in Altamonte Springs, FL (near Orlando) as a volunteer coach/instructor teaching computer forensics for a non-profit (really!) law enforcement organization back when that topic was generally regarded as just this side of Black Magic at least in the law enforcement community. Even though had the "weekend off" there was still a lot to be done and at the end of one conference I realized that I had just spent two weeks in Florida (I lived in MD) and had never left the hotel! And I had a ball. Okay, hard-core geek.
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I love that video!
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I'll go with alarm clock at 5:45am and generating useless CYA reports for senior management who usually didn't even read them.
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17 years without a vacation.
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There is so much I don't miss, but I don't want to drudge up the memories.

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17 years without a vacation.
Yeow! That's harsh.
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Two things I won't miss: Commuting and sitting in a 5x5 box in the middle of a cube farm for ~10 hours a day... Might as well be 6 feet under in a pine box.
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Old 08-27-2014, 07:40 PM   #18
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My two things:
The support events that were measured in days. You were there for the duration.

The guy sitting behind me for the last 1.5 years. Every day after lunch he would pull out a piece of floss from a sandwich bag. He'd sit there and floss, talking away. Then he'd put the floss back in the bag. I never saw a new bag or floss.
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1) Stating the obvious, lack of leisure time to do my running, swimming and cycling pursuits.

2) Damned office politics.
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