Friday, February 20, 2009

This bad economy is really getting on my nerves

Vacated cubicles. This is what I'm surrounded by in my day job. Thank goodness for the motivation posters all over the walls — FOCUS • PERSEVERANCE • OPPORTUNITY • PASSION • TEAMWORK • QUALITY • EFFORT — otherwise it could be quite the downer. But whenever I feel depressed, all I have to do is look up and read "The Difference Between A Successful Person And Others Is Not A Lack Of Strength, Or A Lack Of Knowledge, But Rather A Lack Of Will." What a nugget of wisdom. I suppose Lack Of Will is why many more layoffs are about to be announced, probably today. As a result no one can concentrate, since we may be unemployed next week, or almost as bad, we will probably lose co-workers we depend on for their skills and help in keeping us sane.

I'm not saying I wouldn't desperately like to escape from the cubicle life and spend all my time in my studio, but this escape would be at the expense of food, shelter, health care and travel. I would just end up having to get another day job, and there's not much out there. But who know, it could be the best thing that could happen to me in the long run, maybe it would lead to more interesting things. After all, these cubicles are often suffocating.

There's a great selection of much more realistic "motivational posters" at They're sad but true!

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