Monday, June 6, 2011

Mondays: My new Fridays?

It started as a typical day today, getting up at 5:30AM to commute around 30 miles to get downtown. I had my coffee in hand and, as always, dreading the upcoming workload that's usual with Mondays. Before I set out for work, I made sure I had my project guidelines in order to direct the development team's schedule for the entire week. Although it felt like a Monday, I knew there was something strange about it, something akin to the anxious feeling of a Friday.

Pulling in to the parking lot, laptop and papers in hand while juggling my last bit of coffee, I noticed a co-worker walking towards me. You see, Dave, has always been the dramatic kind; if there's some small issue within the office you can trust on him to blow it out of proportion. "You can not believe what happened to Ted (our project manager)!", he said, and to which I responded "No, I just got here. What happened?". Apparently Ted had just been fired that morning due to the last project he managed and our entire work week was put on hold until a replacement could be found.

Everyone in the office was overflowing with joy, glad to know that we finally had one week to relax since we never took days off. Even asking Ted for days off caused his entire wrath to befall upon you and everyone around you. Those days were history.

I left early today, after the most relaxing day at work. Tonight I will plan things to do with the girlfriend and hopefully rekindle what my busy work life has smothered. I feel this week is going to be absolutely amazing!

29 comments:

  1. haha thats so awesome :) i take it your having a really good day?

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  2. Fantastic! Nothing better than a wonderful surprise Monday morning.

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  3. Enjoy man. Hope it works out. Sometimes the devil you know is better than the one you don't.

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  4. aa im glad someone had a great day!
    ive mostly studied for the exam.
    hope ull have a great rest of the week!

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  5. There's no better start for the week than a nice surprise on Monday morning :)

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  6. Your life is full of surprises! I hope I'll see more. :)

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  7. Relaxing can't be bad, can it?

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  8. Ahaha that's great, I hope the new person they find to manage your project is nice.

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  9. I don't know about you. But I feel like this day (today) was even better then yesterday! :D

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  10. Ah Mondays, sometimes the dullest of the week, and sometimes not.

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  11. wow, no days off. sounds like you deserve an entire week.

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  12. Yay, sounds like an awesome day, wish my manager would be fired soon enough

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  13. Congratulations on an awesome start to the week! I wish my day had turned out half as well.

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  14. One intimidated worker, can ruin a workplace environment, very happy for you!

    Enjoy this slightly less stressful week!

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  15. I hope your week is great! Too often it's the exact opposite.

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  16. too bad for your manager, but a week off is always good.

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  17. mondays will always be the mondays

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  18. Nice entry! Keep it going :)
    Followed.

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  19. Surprise week off with pay is never bad news.

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  20. I love your last statement! Even if things go wrong later on keep that mindset, because now you know that great things can happen out of nowhere!

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  21. sounds like you had quite an exciting week ;) very ncie

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  22. It is the greatest feeling in the world when the tyrant above you gets fired. Share the good luck, man!

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