Friday, March 29, 2002

Mar 29 2002

To quote Sam at the end of The Lord of the Rings, “Well, I’m back.”

Intersect re-hired me yesterday. I’ll be working as a long-term contractor at my current hourly rate (slightly less than what I was making before), which means that I’ll have to pay for my own benefits. I’ll only be working an average of four days per week; five days a week near deadlines, and three days a week the rest of the time.

This means I’ll be making significantly less money than I was making before (USD $40K per year, compared to $60K before), but I’m content with that. I’ve wanted a four-day-per-week schedule for years, and I can live with less money if I can now have more time to devote to other things.

After all, isn’t work supposed to give you what you want so you can pursue other things? If I can live with less money, and do more fun stuff as a result, why on Earth not?

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