Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Behind the wheel again...

...temporarily anyway.



No more low stress, trafficless, zero emissions, gas station free commutes to work for me for a while.

In what may be the biggest load of crap or the biggest backhanded compliment I have ever been given, my boss has changed my schedule to cover for a coworker who is out on extended leave. He says that he's put ME in the shift (as opposed to someone else) because it's an important shift, and he needs someone he can count on working it. If that is true, then it says a lot because I've only been in the department for less than a year... WAY down low on the seniority totem pole. If it's not true and he's just blowing smoke in order to make me feel better about working this crappy shift... well, let's just hope it's true.

At any rate, this new shift means no more MARTA for me for a while. One of the main reasons I bought this new condo was because of it's proximity to mass transit, now it'll be summer at the earliest till I can ride the train again. There may be one or two days here and there when I'll be able to ride the rails, but they'll be few and far between.

On the plus side, I'll be less of an ass since I won't be able to gloat anymore when someone who has just fought an hour of traffic asks me how MY commute was.

February is shaping up to be an interesting month...

4 comments:

Paul said...

Sometimes a change of pace is good for a while. But, what's the rift with the MARTA schedule now?

And what does this do to the social schedule?

somewhere joe said...

Maybe it's a "blessing in disgust" as John Lennon once said. Opportunities sometimes come in unappealing packages.

BriteYellowGun said...

Our traffic here is pretty lousy but nowhere near as bad as Atlanta's. I recognize that picture totally, having sat in traffic on that very freeway! Looked JUST like that.

CondoBlogger said...

Paul - social schedule!? Dude... I'm gonna be out of the loop for a few months. Not happy.

BYG - I took a little dramatic licence there... my commute does not involve that stretch of highway... all surface streets for me... but all those cars are headed right to or straight away from where I end up every weekday.