Sunday, June 08, 2014

Perspective (an attempt)

I have a very good job. I just need to remind myself of that when things get busy and it makes me grumpy. I work at as a lawyer at a private law firm and keep non-crazy business hours and rarely work on the weekends, something that is extremely rare in my profession. But that means I am extra resentful when I have an emergency deadline (or in this case, three) and have to stay late during the week and/or work during the weekend.

I just need to remember that my shitty weeks end plus weekend work is what counts as "normal" for most people who do what I do. If anything the relatively unusual bad periods should be a reminder of just how good I have it.

But it is still hard to not bitch about the job at times like these.