The strike’s not over. I could start on a rant about my feelings regarding the MTA and unionized labor, but I won’t. I’ll just say that I didn’t grow up in an area with unionized labor and I don’t understand it. I do understand how big business has been known to take advantage of Joe Worker. Right now, I’m without transportation so I don’t feel like either side’s doing their freakin’ job. I work in a business that’s hated almost as much as the IRS. People steal from us left and right. I still go to work because I am happy to have a job that helps make someone, somewhere just a little happier, if only for a few minutes a day. Enough of this for now.
Since I worked from home for the past couple of days, things really haven’t been that bad for me personally. I’ve actually been very productive working from home. In fact, I may have even been more productive than if I’d been in the office. I have, however, not felt well. In fact, on Monday night I yacked for the first time in a very long time. My my office holiday party was indeed also on Monday night, but I swear it was just a coincidence. I was shamefully well-behaved and even went home at a reasonable hour (by my standards, anyway.)
Tomorrow I need to go to the office. There are a couple of gifts locked in my office that I need over the holidays. (Yes, at the time, it seemed like a good idea to have them delivered to work.) Now, there’s supposed to be a van service for Sony BMG employees at Astoria Park tomorrow morning at 7:45. However, that’s a good 30 minute walk in the wrong direction, on a good day. And it is first come, first serve. I certainly don’t want to walk there to find out that it is full. I don’t live near the LIRR and in order to get to the ferry that everyone raves about in Long Island City, I still have to pass the 59th Street Bridge, so it looks like I am going to have to walk it.
[Oh, I just realized my rollerblades are at the gf's place on Long Island. Great.]
I’m also supposed to make the final group presentation of my MBA career tomorrow night. The University has been very clear that classes are not cancelled. My professor said that he’s considering doing the last class as a conference call, but we’ve yet to get the final word on that. He said, if we were to do that, everyone would have to use a landline, which I no longer have.
Anyway, I guess I don’t want to complain too much. I am happy to have legs that work and a job to walk to. (Yes, I really do feel this way.) I just don’t feel well right now and I don’t think the walk in the 30 degree weather’s really gonna help that.
If only I had a Segway.