I hated it when I was working as a reporter for a local newspaper.
It was fine when I started as a contractual freelance worker because the demands and expectations of each assignment had to be clear and consistent from one week to the next.
They could not charge me half as much to do the same assignments or to work the same number of hours. I thought becoming a salaried staff writer would be a dream come true. For once I could finally see myself a professional writer, but the title was not worth the nightmare I had to endure as an employee. I made the same amount of money every day regardless of what I accomplished or the number of hours I worked. I started charting it and realized I was working nearly 60 hours a week on salary with no overtime benefits. Burn out set in and I had to leave to protect my sanity. I also didn’t enjoy the one hour commute each direction and the number of trips outdoors each week. Now that I’m working remotely for the first time ever, I can limit my trips out of the house even more. I used to buy cannabis from the dispensary on my way home from work in the evenings, sometimes forced to wait in the lobby for an hour from long lines. Now I can order marijuana concentrates with curbside pickup and local deliveries. If you live close enough to the dispensary, they will deliver your products to your house at no additional charge. My favorite dispensary is an online cannabis store that only offers curbside pickup and home delivery. They’re one of the most efficient and highly rated cannabis dispensaries in our state.