Working All Day

When I was doing project work it was common for me to work very long hours.

Ordering food in to the office for dinner was a regular occurrence.  One time I ordered a donner meat calzone.  It arrived and was really heavy.  The disturbing part though was the amount of grease on the cardboard when I lifted it up.  It dripped through bottom of the box.

One time I had a friend staying over when I was working at home.  I was in the middle of a work phone call after midnight and she shouted up to ask me to be quiet because she was trying to sleep.

There was a weekend where I started work at 7.30am Friday and finished around 36 hours later with an hour or so break in the middle to go back to the hotel and get a shower.  Our evening meal out was cut short because of the number of us falling asleep in to our curry.

For tax reasons as much as anything else, we had to log our time.  Unfortunately the program that we did it in didn’t accept anything over 50 hours a week.  That was a problem for those of us hitting just shy of 100.  I say a problem… It actually just made it a pointless administrative exercise.

So it was amusing to hear about the hardest-working lawyer of 2017, Michael Cooke of West Virginia, who was suspended for two years by the state Supreme Court of Appeals for submitting bills for court-appointed work for more than 24-hours a day.

We often wished that we got paid more for the work we did, but I guess there are limits to how far we can go.

It’s been a hard day’s night, and I been working like a dog
It’s been a hard day’s night, I should be sleeping like a log
But when I get home to you I’ll find the things that you do
Will make me feel alright
You know I work all day to get you money to buy you things
And it’s worth it just to hear you say you’re going to give me everything
So why on earth should I moan, ’cause when I get you alone
You know I feel ok
When I’m home everything seems to be right
When I’m home feeling you holding me tight, tight
Owww!
So why on earth should I moan, ’cause when I get you alone
You know I feel ok
When I’m home everything seems to be right
When I’m home feeling you holding me tight, tight, yeah
It’s been a hard day’s night, and I been working like a dog
It’s been a hard day’s night, I should be sleeping like a log
But when I get home to you I’ll find the things that you do
Will make me feel alright
You know I feel alright
You know I feel alright…
A Hard Day’s Night by The Beatles

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