So, in the un
- Monday: Work from 10 AM to 1 AM.
- Tuesday: Work from 10 AM to 2 AM.
- Wednesday: Work from 11 AM (I overslept) to 2 AM.
- Thursday: Work from 10 AM to 3:30 AM.
- Friday: Work from 10 AM to 8 PM.
UPDATE: Saturday, 1 PM to 10 PM. Even on weekends this Monday, we were putting in 9 hour days. That’s what, about 82 hours of work this week? And I normally work 35.
I’m not going to do the math there, since I’m pretty fucking tired right now, but that’s like 75-ish hours of work this week. To the point that a few co-workers and I started thinking of the entire week as being Monday, with the occasional nap (and not even particularly long naps) when we were too tired to keep working. Thus, Eternal Monday.
The reasoning behind this, I can’t really get in to, so I’m going to be intentionally vague for my own reasons, about which I am also going to be intentionally vague. Suffice it to say, a lot of work had to get done in a short period of time, and I ended up more or less locked in a room with 8 other coders for an entire week. I should point out that, like everyone else, I volunteered for this.
Despite the somewhat grueling nature of this Monday, I actually enjoyed the whole experience. Not that I liked essentially not seeing Becki for an entire week, or missing all kinds of social engagements, but OmniTI is an amazing working environment, and I feel like I’m a lot better at Perl now than I was when I showed up on Monday. We met our deadline, I learned a few things, and it was incredibly satisfying to work on such a huge project. We knew going in that it was going to require late nights at the office, but you don’t get better by doing things that are easy. How could I say no to that?
Anyway, when we left work tonight, I pretty much decided that I was going to go home and drag my easy chair and a bottle of Gin out onto the porch, smoke one of the cigars Phil left here, and then probably go directly to bed after. And that’s exactly what I’m doing.