Friday, May 11, 2007

The Pros and Cons Of Employment

The advantages of being employed :

Early to bed, early to rise makes you healthy, wealthy and wise. I am totally against this but since its universally accepted, there must be some truth to it. This doesn't stop me from staying awake till 4 a.m on weekends.

You end up eating your lunch on time. You are always looking for an excuse to get away from work and what better excuse than lunch time. It's the only break away from work which is totally acceptable.

You get to meet new, interesting (and uninteresting) people. More the number of homo sapiens to irritate, the happier you get.

You are succumbed to less nagging at home coz your parents figure out that you aren't so useless after all.

You get to waste your time some place else other than home. At home , you are wasting your time in front of T.V and at work you are wasting your time in front of the computer browsing the Internet for the latest gossip surrounding the T.V stars.

You gain weight (which is good in my case). You are stuck in the same sitting position all day long coz if anyone sees you walking around, you are considered lazy and insincere to your work.

The most important point - you get paid for doing nothing. The more idle you are, the more you get paid. Example - the managers of an organization (hope my boss doesn't read this).

The disadvantages :

Early to bed, early to rise makes you healthy,wealthy and wise. I know I mentioned this in the advantages part, but how can skipping breakfast make you healthy ? Getting early to bed doesn't necessarily make me want to get up early. On the contrary, it makes me want to sleep more and curse my work... is cursing your work a wise thing to do ?

You get stuck in a time table of sorts. A time tabled life. Who wants that ? You could be out there doing more interesting things like shopping! Instead, you end up sitting in front of the computer all day long thinking why the hell you are there spoiling your eyes for which you are paid a pittance.

You have to laugh at the manager's unfunny jokes (?). You have to make it sound as if its the funniest thing you have ever heard in your life even though inside you are wondering how such a stupid person got to be the manager of the company.

You can go for vacation only if you are allowed to! You have to slog so that your manager can go for vacation every 6 months. They get tired by just watching you work ?

I want to say much more but my computer seems tired and is slowing down considerably. Which leads me to another advantage of being employed - you get to use faster computers at work.