- Posted February 3, 2009 by
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Working seven days a week
A Life Consumed
While many people enjoy the lazy days wihout having to constantly keep the ball rolling, I only dream of a day off, being lazy, and soaking up the sun.
Being in the Security Industry, there is no escape from the company business. I have a company cell phone, that is attached to my hip, and never turned off. I've even awakened to find the phone in my hand as I open my eyes to the new day. I tend to shop at different businesses that my company deals with, to check on the employees, and assist them if needed. It's never boring, but can be quite stressful.
Between a demanding boss, as well as demanding service, the majority of my time is spent on the phone, or on my trusty laptop, or paying a visit.
I also work part time, dealing with income taxes, in my spare time. Whenever that may be.There is no time for personal leisure. It's been almost 10 years since I had a date, I've never been to a movie, gone on a picnic, or even been to the zoo where I live. I've always worked.
My roomate tells me I need to slow down, my dogs hardly recognize me as I come home. They have gotten accustomed to laying around as I walk through the door. They know I'm not home for long. My wardrobe consists of mostly company uniforms, and my casual clothes are almost new, as they have only been worn a time or two.
If many of you think it's all in fun, believe me when I tell you it's not. I am a single homeowner, and have many expenses. With the economy being in such a terrible shape,you would have to have 2 incomes to even make it to the next payday. Even with a roomate. You learn to improvise, compromise, and cut as many corners as possible. Where I would eat beef twice a week, I now eat pot pies or salads. Instead of name brand products, I now buy the generics. Although we have some foods that are ok in price, there are no generics for electricity, water, vehicle repairs, or even gas. Things we can't do without.
Wouldn't it be great if there were?