Working late.Posted: April 15, 2009
At some point, maybe last Monday when I worked until 1:30 AM, I realized that I simply no longer have any feelings about working into the night.
Early on I used to have the little twinge when the clock hit 5:OO PM and I was still busy, typing away. But that twinge is gone. I’m not complaining, I knew and was told countless times by different people what the hours would be like.
Actually, I believe working late hours has been good for me. Not necessarily staying until the early dawn’s light, but learning to push past the standard “quitting time.”
I try to always take away some good thing about situations I find myself in, and with my current job, the late hours have been a character builder. Also on the plus side I don’t have to deal with afternoon traffic, which means I burn less gas getting home, and in shorter time.
For where I’d like to be, or at least the positions I want to hold some day, late hours are the norm. I’m fortunate to get exposed to it sooner rather than later.