Monday, July 14, 2008

The Worker Controls The Means Of Refreshment

This month marks five years of service for my current employer. I get a certificate and a handshake next week.

You can waltz through schoolwork or your part-time job, metering the minimal amount of effort necessary to pass a course or to get paid. You can do that in your professional work as well, but it's not as fun.

What's really, really not fun is when you exert the maximum amount of effort, produce a similar set of results, and get paid the same as if you'd sat on your ass playing spider solitaire.

But you know what makes it all worthwhile? Earning enough money to invest in funds shortly before the American economy turns to shit buy an iced tea maker on a whim.

Fresh brew in less than 10 minutes! I love you, iced tea maker. I love you, career.


Nicolas Frisby said...

Hey Dan, you wanna volunteer with me or some shit? We should do something real, right? Glum glum glum. Doom doom doom.

dn said...

Volunteer work doesn't get you paid, son! My message was muddled, but I'm being completely serious when I say the best thing about my job is the resulting money, even if I don't make a ton of it. And now I get to sip iced tea while I make that money.

Gav said...

We get free tea (black, green, iced, decaffeinated, decaffeinated-green tea.)

Oh, and coffee...and hot apple cider... and hot cocoa (regular and fat free)

...and they pay us in gold bars.