It’s Tuesday and that means that Sully is working in the office today. Work has been a bit stressful for him over the last few weeks. Every year his company threatens lay offs and everyone freaks out between September and December. It’s a bit ridiculous how they use fear to
control I mean, motivate the employees. It doesn’t help that every year they host a huge employee retreat in Hawaii. Supposedly it’s to reward people for sales and other accomplishments but it’s the same people every year. This year they didn’t even try act like they were taking the top people. Usually the top person from each area is invited, this year, they combined the top people from three areas and picked one name.
So every year, either right before the retreat or right after they get back the lay- off talk starts. About the same time each year, they shuffle around the bigwigs, some go but most of them just get a new title. The whole thing is frustrating.
Sully came home annoyed, their whole group is giving up a telecommuting day. It’s a bummer because it means we will be spending more money on gas and lunches. It’s not a huge amount but the 25 mile one way trip adds up.
The cost is a bummer, for sure but the real issue is the time. Sully and I really treasure the time we have together and his being able to telecommute several times a week is one of the best things about his job. We know firsthand that life is unpredictable and time is fleeting. You never know what tomorrow will bring and that you have to make the most of now. Nobody looks back on their life and thinks ‘I wish I had worked more.’ We are confident that we will be able to look back and feel comfortable that we took advantage of the time given to us together. My parents met when they were 14 years old and got married at 22 and were happy until my mom passed at the age of 65. Sully and I didn’t meet until I was 30, we both kind of feel like we have a lot of time to make up.
It’s just more incentive for me to write my book so he doesn’t have to worry.