Tuesday, February 02, 2010

The Meaning Of Work (or not)

I really do not know why I bother.

Well quite often I don't bother, especially on a Friday.

Today I chased an internal department for an answer to something, which yes might be a little time consuming, might take them 30 minutes or so when most of my queries to them take about 2 minutes.

But my original request was dated 23rd March 2009. It is 2nd February 2010. I think this is the 7th time I have chased.

Granted I have an e-mail dated 24th September 2008 that I am yet to respond to, but I spent the best part of two days in 2008 only to conclude that there was no debt to recover, just a myriad of time-consuming credit notes to raise, hence I am ignoring it.

Come September 2010, I can write-off the whole balance on this particular account.

If of course I still do this job. Which clearly I don't want to. And haven't wanted to for quite some time now. Motivation is low, but I still achieve. Just a little less than when I was motivated.

I blame the recession. It persuades people to stay in their current role, as it is safer, so therefore there are less other open positions to be able to apply for. And means that people enjoy their same old jobs less, and are less motivated to do a good job.

I better go collect some more debt.