Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Thank you and Bye bye

Tuesday, 24 March 2009 @ 4.48pm

It was 6pm when I arrived my client’s office. Eddie dropped me off and circled the block. I told him it was going to be a quick drop off. My client had other ideas. She pulled a chair for me, placed it next to her, and proceeded to go through the changes word for word, page by page. It was for a 56-page annual report.

When I was done, it was past 8pm. I went back into office, knowing I had other jobs to settle. But I had another meeting at 9pm. It was at 10.30pm that I finally got to sit and relax a bit. But my mind was already filled with worry. My days were already planned out for the next year and a half (and no, I’m not exaggerating). Meetings, photo shoots, deadlines…

I’m not advertising material. This is the sort of stress I don’t want to handle. Late nights are not worth it. Not for something I’m miserable in. I’m tired, I’m overworked, and it’s all just from this one job.

Tonight, I’ll be going home to shower and change. Then it’s back to the office to pull an all-nighter. And when time allows, I’ll rush home to beautify my appearance for the clients, where the meeting has been set at 11am.

No, I won’t be home tonight. And no, I won’t be doing this for much longer either.


Ms Martha Moore said...


I don't think one should jeopardize his or her freedom especially after working hours so that he or she can make a living out of it. I mean, with restless nights... is it worth it?

I don't know... but I seriously don't think so... We are the master of money but not other wise...

I'm sorry if that sounds evil, but that is how I see it... my life, your life, it doesn't really mean anything if we are work-burdened around the clock, does it?


anna r said...

there's no such thing as working hours here. and no, it's not worth it. i agree. i will not let this shit rule my life.

i've already made my decision. it's just a matter of... will it be 31 March... or 30 April?

it's not evil. it's true. my life means nothing now except work. and literally around the clock. i don't even have time to go and do my baju kurung for the june wedding.

fuck this shit. i'm fed up. fuck what everyone thinks and what people say. it's not them who start work at 9am and finish (at the very earliest) 10pm.

like i've already said, thank you and bye bye.

LeSScAkAp said...

right on!

you go sistah!


razmah said...

I wish I have supernatural powers!