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End of an error

November's very nearly over; I lost the blogging momentum over the last few days through being busy and tired, and was hoping to regain it (there's still a lot of loose ends), but I just haven't had the energy. It seems a shame to let NaBloPoMo just tail off like that, but... I'm exhausted. I could stay up late and bang out a few hundred more words and be exhausted again tomorrow morning, but you know what? Nobody pays me enough for this to make it worth being knackered all the time. I remember finally realising towards the end of my undergraduate degree (nearly 10 years ago now) that if I didn't hand an essay in there was actually nothing my tutors could do to me that was worse than long-term sleep deprivation; you'd think the lesson would have stuck, but maybe it's time for a bit of revision. With work, though, it's not so much a question of "bad things will happen if I don't do this" so much as the illusion that if only I could work a little harder, smarter, or later I'd eventually get everything finished. That's like hoping that just one more game is all it'll take for me to win at Tetris. YOU CAN'T WIN AT TETRIS: you can only put off losing for a bit longer. I can only put off sleep for a bit longer, too. Time for bed.

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hairyears From: hairyears Date: December 1st, 2009 07:31 am (UTC) (Link)
...And that is the gift and the curse of working in Banking: somebody does pay you enough to be knackered all the time.

I believe this most of the time, with sufficient coffee.
j4 From: j4 Date: December 1st, 2009 10:01 am (UTC) (Link)
If you offered me a choice between doubling my salary[*] and halving my tiredness, I'd take the latter.

[*] which would probably make it roughly equivalent to the smallest salary a banker can actually imagine :-}
hairyears From: hairyears Date: December 1st, 2009 02:25 pm (UTC) (Link)

Dooo Stooopid things FASTER!!!

More caffeine. That'll do the trick.

Also: I am a Consulting Nerd, working with bankers. If I ever actually become one, I will reinvent myself as a management consultancy guru and write a book under not-so-pseudonyminous nom-de-plume of Ben Dover.
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