The 8 to 5 Job

I’m not going to lie, sometimes the 8 to 5 grind gets to me. Waking up every morning to four alarms, driving to work, and starting the day is terrible. I count down the days until the weekend! Monday is by far the worst. It takes me most of the day to get going. I don’t drink any caffeinated products, so I’m forced to wake up on my own.

Sitting at my desk and staring at a computer all day definitely takes a toll. Sometimes it’s hard to believe I have to do this for the rest of my life. That’s 40 plus years!!! Don’t get me wrong, I like my job, I like my co-workers, and I like my company. I don’t know what I would do with my life if I didn’t have work. I would probably bum around watching TV, but honestly, I would get tired of being a bum after a couple days.

Some days are better than others. There are days I want to run away to Australia and become a beach surfer, and others where I’m perfectly content at my job :)

Since, I can’t quit my job because I have responsibilities, I really can only hope for a more chill working environment. Honestly, all I really need is a couch. I understand it’s not very professional, but I hate working on a stiff office chair.

How is your 8 to 5 job? What would make it more comfortable?

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10 comments

  • I feel the same way! Haha I often dream about traveling the world instead.

    • I, also, dream about living in other parts of the world. And always about my couch! Seriously, if I was only allowed to have two pieces of furniture in my apartment, it would be my bed and my couch.
      WHY DO MONDAYS GO BY SO SLOWLY!?!?!?!?!

  • I often used to think the same thing when I worked full time for all those years. Some days you just needed a break in the grind. Is it ever possible for you to telecommute 1 or 2 days a week? That can sometimes break things up a bit. Maybe it’s time for a vacation? You have to also remember the grass is always greener. Sometimes I would give my arm and leg to be working in a stable office environment with a steady paycheck.

    • I am a little too new to ask from home. Maybe when I hit manager level?
      I’m definitely not complaining about my job. I love it, and I’m happy that I was blessed to have a steady paycheck and an amazing career opportunity. I’m just not used to sitting at a desk for so long. At school I would always be on the go, walking everywhere, etc. Now, I sit at my desk. I get up to walk around, but it’s not the same. My body is definitely feeling it. I’m a little heavier, not by much, but I still feel it! I work out 4 times a week, but it’s not the same as working out four times a week, and walking around every day for 1 mile.

  • Going back to my old url for now until I figure out the comment situation. Anyhoo, I think what I asked was if you could try and work from home for a couple of days to break up the monotony of the office? Or perhaps it’s time for a vacation? :)

  • John S @ Frugal Rules

    I can relate. I often felt that way in my old jb. It’s part of the reason why I took the leap to helping my wife run her business. I am the first to say that it’s not for everyone and you do have to stay disciplined, but the rewards are so worth it for me.

    • I don’t think I have what it takes right now to run a small business. My husband is the one who wants to open up his won business. I’m more corporate.
      I admire anyone who runs their own business though!
      How long before you took the leap?

  • I’m actually on the prowl for a job right now …I work for myself and while there are so many benefits, when the client work is slow, it’s hard to set a budget, plan ahead or know what the next month will hold and I’m ready for some stability to save up and have some tangible goals.

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