Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
*    What is your work?
I'm running part of a computer network in a small rural university, mainly concentrating on email and security
  •    Do you look forward to going to work each day?
  •    Or, are there certain aspects of your work that you love, but there are other aspects of work that aren't so fun and impact in a negative way the work you like?
That depends, by preference I'm somewhat nocturnal and I do tend to find that work interferes with my prefered day/night cycle. (you may have noticed that I'm usually still wide awake at 2 in the morning)  I do like the challenge, if things are going wrong, although the day to day can be somewhat dull if i'm not in the right mood.  Overall though my Job is excellent, I get reasonably well paid for messing about with computers, and can walk out of my office into the middle of the countryside. What more could you want? There's relatively little heavy lifting and I get to work at mostly my own pace.
*    Do you wish you could do more of what you like?
Well it is Eight hours nine and a half hours a day taken from me, that could be spent meditating, making music, messing around on the internet, vanquishing Cybernetic hordes, writing a novel, maybe even finally getting round to writing a diary on here ;) I don't get to visit my friends half as often as I would like either.
*    What are the main stresses of your work?
Students, Academics, nothing major. I'm somewhat difficult to stress.
*    Are you feeling burned out by work? (And if so, why do you think?)
Not particularly today
*    Do you feel fortunate that you have the job or career that you do?
*    How are your relations with peers, or with bosses, or employees?
Fine, we're a fairly close knit team, to the extent that we can shout at each other and storm off, and everything will be over the next day.
Anything else you care to say about your work?
And/or...what about the play/fun part of your life?
*    What do you like to do for fun?
I play anything, I read, I'm just  getting back into being musical for the first time for about 30 years. I mess about on the internet
*    Is the fun/play part of your life also your paid job?
Well messing about on the internet is a portion of my job, but most things I do wouldn't make me any money.
*    Is this involvement really your,"life work", and you just do your paid work to support this?
Well paid work puts food on the table, a roof over my head, and feeds the cat, but all in all I was probably more content when I was unemployed.
*    How much time do you get to spend doing your play/fun part?probably about six hours a day

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Fri Apr 20th, 2007 at 06:57:48 PM EST

"Once in awhile we get shown the light, in the strangest of places, if we look at it right" - Hunter/Garcia
by whataboutbob on Sat Apr 21st, 2007 at 07:03:23 AM EST
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