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Soon, I will …

September 1, 2014

Have a day of; not just an odd day but a regular 4 day week. This adjustment to my work life pattern has taken much thought on my part and deliberation on the part of my employers.  This opportunity to ask for flexible working pattern has to be considered very carefully.  

I have worked all my life not always to further my career but to put food on the table.  However, this has changed in the last 15 years or so. My salary is still vital to the household economy but I am in a better position to enjoy my work and get personal satisfaction.  So to give up a reasonable income and a lovely job  has not been an easy decision. So when I reached retirement age I decided not to rush to take up embroidery and crochet. So 4 years later I ask myself again ‘Do I or don’t I?’

While I am still not eager to give up completely I would like a day off and my employers agree ; but apparently the procedures are not as easy as we thought . So the cogs of organisation chugged on.  

I am lucky to be in a position to take annual leave at regular intervals while the negotiations go on.  

So today I have a day off and play at working a 4 day week.  What joy!

I am going to find it difficult to adjust; for 50 years I have worked a 5 day week, more in the early days.  

I will not be baking cakes or crocheting bed jackets … while these are admirable tasks I will for a while gaze on these sycamore seeds … beautiful …. I had never noticed.  

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Laura Bloomsbury permalink
    September 2, 2014 11:51 am

    glad to hear you do not plan to ‘go to seed’ when you finally get some much deserved time for yourself.
    as the poet says: ‘what is this life, if full of care,
    we have no time to stand and stare’

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