How much fun at work is healthy?

You know you’re working in a job you really love when you never look at the watch because you’re waiting for 4 o’clock so you can leave.

Actually, in the almost 5 years of my current job, it’s happened to me once that I can remember of. It was fairly recently, and that day I stayed until after 5 anyway because I found something cool to do.

Now, that doesn’t mean it’s always just fun and games, and I’m not the kind of person that says “Thank god it’s monday”. Some mornings, staying in bed seems more inviting than going to work. And occasionally, I find myself having to do things that are boring. Looking for someone else’s bug in a piece of convoluteed, hard to track code. Most of the time though, the reason I don’t like doing what I do at that moment is that I’ve got half a dozen ideas for what I’d rather be working on.

There was a time when I couldn’t wait to get to work, and couldn’t make myself leave in the evenings. And more often than not, I’d be working on weekends. It’s definitely healthy that I got over that, but sometimes I miss those days. But today I can actually have several good things, and work is still one of them. Geocaching, working out, firends, movies and climbing are others.


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