In my last post I had just worked my first full day in the warehouse on Nov 12. I worked everyday, 8 hours a day, Monday thru Friday, since then, except Thanksgiving Day. Until yesterday – I only worked a half day yesterday, and none today. Along with the earlier 12-hour day noted, that makes 19 full-time days – right at 4 weeks except Thanksgiving Day!
Its been a great experience for me and I am so happy I had the opportunity! First, I could do it physically and mentally! I’ve thought about doing other types of work in my future before, but how do you know what you can actually do until you do it? Now I know what I can do, what things I like, and what things I’m not a big fan of doing. And I feel great!
I was of course blessed to not have to work overtime or weekends, unlike real workers. I feel more now for other people and the work they have do to make a living. They rarely see their family during seasonal peaks, yet they need the extra money. They willingly make this sacrifice – and even thank folks like me that help while giving much less!
Its also been a great break from sitting at my desk and programming all day. I felt good physically and mentally! If anything, I now wonder if I will be content to go back now that I’ve had a taste. It’s really got me thinking a lot more about my future. What do I really want to do? How much money do I need to make? And what can I put up with?