How Many Hours Do I Work?

I left for work early today. There were thunderstorms in the forecast and I didn’t want to take the chance of falling behind.

Before you compliment my altruism, that’s what happened during our last bout with severe weather. I never want to let that happen again – ever. At the moment I’m more snakebit than idealistic.

What I realized in the car on my way in is when my work day actually began today.

We’ve got some new computer equipment in the weather area and I’ve been thinking about it and its implications around the clock. That should count.

I sent a few work related emails at about 3:30 AM this morning. When I got out of bed around noon more went out. I have trade emails with vendors in the middle of the night. It’s not an uncommon event. It happens all the time. That’s work time too.

What I’m getting at is, what ever happened to the ‘regular’ day?

My bosses boss carries a Blackberry. He’s answered my email late in the evening.

Are work hours another victim in our 24/7 society? And, if they are, is this necessarily a bad thing? I could easily say no to work related email from home – but I don’t. Scarily, I don’t mind.

I bet you work more hours than you used to work too.

Maybe I don’t mind bringing work home because I anticipate the day when I’ll be able to work 100% from home. Why not? The technology is here already. I’m just casually laying the groundwork.

2 thoughts on “How Many Hours Do I Work?”

  1. Does this mean weather forecasts from your house??? I’m sure you already have the equipment in-place to make it happen…

  2. I don’t, because studio quality lighting is a little over-the-top for someone’s house. That being said, it seems reasonably easy to accomplish. There’s no reason I couldn’t be the weatherman for multiple stations, from home, or continue to do my current job but spend the colder months where it’s warm.

    All of this supposes the future of television is over the air, with limited geographic reach. No one can be sure that will continue to be the case.

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