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Nightmares about a Lame Job

December 10th, 2008 · No Comments

I had a nightmare last night. In my dream, I found myself standing in the elevator at my old job, talking with my former colleagues about some problem. In the conversation, several things came out:
1) That I’d been coming into the office “to help out” for about a month

2) That I wasn’t being paid for my work – I was working for the dark side while collecting a salary from Collaborative Software Initiative (interesting, given yesterday’s post)

3) That it all started when I just accidentally showed up out of habit – I guess 7 years of habitual commuting is hard to break somewhere in the subconscious.

I woke up from this nightmare in a full on panic. How could I be so stupid? Mike is going to fire me! I don’t even like that job! Why in the world would I go back like that!

It took about an half an hour to calm down, to realize it was just a dream, and go back to sleep. It still makes me feel cold inside to think about this little nightmare. I hope I never have to go back to corporate IT. Ever.

As a consequence, I’ve resolved to wear pajamas all day long today, and to take a mid-afternoon break to play the Wii with my son Eli.

Wait – didn’t I do that yesterday?

Why yes I did, thank you very much.

Let’s hope tonight I have a normal recurring nightmare instead, you know, like going to school in your underwear or something like that.

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