Working 40 hours a week is a sham

When you work more than 40 hours a week it’s often considered “too much.”  If you work less than 40 hours it’s considered “under employed” or “lazy.”  As I’ve said before there’s no such thing as lazy, only uninspired.

People like to think they would not jump off a bridge if everyone else did but really they are fooling themselves.  If everyone else is doing it then it’s the right thing to do.  “That’s the way it is.”  I hate it when people say that.  If working 40 hours a week is so normal then why do I feel tired by Friday?  Why do I dread Mondays?  Howcome hump day feels like Mount Everest?  I’ve worked 4 days a week for a while and it feels enormously better than the regular 5 days a week.

Quite often I hear people say working less than 40 hours a week just isn’t enough money.  Possibly, just possibly, you spend too much and you want too much.  Your wanting is a bottomless pit of useless consumer goods and a yearning to make yourself feel like a someone.

There’s thousands of temporary workers here from the Philippines who work at fast food joints and send money back home.  I’m going to have to guess it’s enough cause I don’t hear of any of them dying from starvation or freezing to death on the street.

But if you don’t force or entice people to work 40 hours a week then they won’t have enough money to spend money on crap to drive the economy so that the super rich can continue to have $100 bills glued together for their toilet paper.

“None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free”

-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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In these days of financial hardship it gives us unwanted opportunities to change our ways for the better.  Begin a journey down the road of less consumerism and to detox from the grip of what we think is vital an important to our lives.

You would be hard pressed to find a handful of peers that do not own a large flat panel television and the ones that do are always pressing you to buy one cause “you got to have one.”  I have to have one cause you have one, that’s what they’re pretty much saying.  “Be like me so I feel better about my life that I secretly feel might not end in happiness but everyone else is doing it so if you can’t beat them join them.”  My god was that ever cynical.  But true? We’ll see I guess.  Or not.

I have been sitting on a uncomfortable Ikea plastic chair when I use my computer but stumbled upon the idea to use my patio lounge chair purchased at Canadian Tire.  For you non Canadians, Canadian Tire is like Sears and Home Depot combined but smaller and also sells auto parts.  If you live outside of North America I don’t know what a similar equivalent is.

Specifications:

LCD monitor:  19″ Acer from 2006
Media player: AMD Duo Core with 2 gigs of ram, also from 2006
Speakers: 2 channel Labtec from 2000
Recliner: Zero Gravity Lounge Chair from Canadian Tire

My mind got to thinking because I hated watching stuff on my computer cause the plastic Ikea chair was uncomfortable so that actually got me to thinking to just buy a new flat panel television with a USB port so I could watch downloaded shows through a USB stick.

Screw it! I just saved myself $600.  Probably more cause you know what happens once you buy a 1080p tv.  You go and buy a Blu-ray player and some Blu-ray DVDs.

I myself have not conquered the material bug but I definitely am less of a consumer than the general employed public.  I didn’t get a cellphone or high speed internet until 2004.  I’ve been driving the same used car since 1999 and it was already 7 years old when I bought it.  Currently, I’m still using a non-smart phone and don’t want to change cause I don’t want to pay for a data plan.  As usual I have gone off topic but that’s just the way my mind works.  This is why I always got poor marks in high school English.  Possibly this is why I’m also poor.  Poor me. Pour some sugar on me.

Sleeeeep

The only thing more boring than watching someone sleep is reading about someone else’s  sleeping life but even if that’s true at least it will help you sleep.

My whole life I hardly ever got enough sleep.  High school was a struggle to wake up and after school I would always fall asleep in front of the TV.  Sleeping was just not a priority and was super underrated.  Getting 8 hours asleep didn’t really add to your coolness or get you any girls.

After graduation the workforce didn’t help my sleeping situation much.  I continued to only get 5 hours of sleep usually.  I was a zombie! There’s people out there who function just fine with little sleep but after a couple decades of life, I’ve realized I’m not one of them.  I’m irritable, unhappy and just lazy mentally and physically if I don’t get 7-8 hours and I only realized recently lack of sleep was the issue.

Why am I even writing about this?  Cause it’s a major health issue, physically and mentally.  Chronic lack of sleep really f’s with your hormones which will screw with your body.  It basically causes stress within your body.  Sleeping is good for your health!  No joke bloke.

I used to think I hated my job cause of the job but after I started sleeping properly I realized a good or bad day at work depended on how many hours of sleep I got.  The world is brighter.

You have to be on a schedule too.  You just can’t sleep at anytime and expect to feel just as good just cause you got 8 hours.  I had many months of not having to wake up at anytime but I still felt like crap cause I would sleep at all different hours depending on the social activity I engaged.  Waking in the morning hours does actually make you feel better.

So do yourself a favour and sleep like it’s your job.  Get to bed the same time everynight no matter what cause you don’t want to be late, sleep 8 hours and when you get off your sleep shift you’ll be energized and happy just like when you’re free from your crappy job after 8 hours.  Trust me it will change your life and you’ll never look back.  I’m not sure why I’m assuming whoever is reading this is not getting enough sleep but that just seems to be the norm and the norm is usually wrong and you don’t want to be wrong.

It’s getting annoying

I wish these people would start picking up after their dogs.  Although, I can see myself wanting to get away without picking up after dog’s bowel art.  Well, as you may have guessed I stepped on dog crap again while working.  I’m averaging once every month and a half.

Everytime though, I don’t notice until I start driving and smell dog crap.  Very first place I look at is where I usually walk in to see if there are any shit residues.  Almost always there is.  Of course the final test is looking at the bottom of your shoe.  Yep, there it was on the toe quadrant of my shoe.  So I go to pull over where there’s grass and pour water on my shoe and do a few wipes on the grass.

The crappy thing is I know I walked into a customers building before I wiped it off from my shoe cause I smelt it after that delivery and I know I had to of stepped in it a delivery before them cause they’re surrounded by concrete.  Oh well.  Hopefully they suspect a few other people.

The weird thing is after I step in crap I start thinking about it and I start cracking up.  I don’t know what it is.  I start imagining people I know stepping in shit and looking all pissed off and I can imagine how funny that would be.  I’m not even sure why humans find stepping in crap so amusing.  I’m cracking up right now while I’m writing this.  I bet you most of the time after someone steps on dog crap the first words out of their mouth is “shit.”

The Devil Lives

If there is such thing as the devil, he exists through alcohol at least.  I was having a typical healthy day until I drank a beer a couple hours ago.  The effects of liquid Satan compelled me to have a cigarette.  That wasn’t enough for him though.  He made me get in my car and drive to 7-11 to buy questionable hot dogs against my better judgement at 10pm!  Oh Mr. Devil, you had me at “HELL”.