Friday, April 28, 2006

Good Morning....or rather Afternoon!

I have a new job and have been working there for 2.5 weeks. It's definitely been a bit of a change since I worked at my other job for 6.5 years. The biggest change is the time I work. I used to be a day person. I worked in the morning and was used to going to bed before the sun started to creep over the horizon. Now I am working nights. I have shifted my whole lifestyle forward by 8 hours.

Peter, my boyfriend, would drive me crazy with his lack of housework, all stemming from working late nights. "I don't want to wake you up when you are sleeping!" This was his excuse when explaining why he doesn't clean up at night. Now we both work nights and I find it inappropriate to vacuum at 4 in the morning, especially for my neighbours. I never understood my employees that used to stay awake until 8am when they worked at 4pm. Well, now I wake up at noon and have to force myself to get anything done.

This time change has opened my eyes to the whole hospitality alcoholism connection, too. When you work at a restaurant until it closes, you go out to have a couple of drinks. The unfortunate thing is (fortunate really) Last Call comes a lot faster when you start drinking later. In turn, this makes you drink faster to catch up with the crowd and then you get drunk FAST. I have had a few fuzzy "mornings" lately just because of this. It can't be good chasing the Last Call Fairy after work and drinking at home, in the mess you still haven't cleaned up from forever ago, is just no fun. I now understand all the late night drinking get togethers that I missed out on working days.

I wonder if it's all worth it?
Okay, I just had to clean up a bit and it looks a bit better. :)

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