It’s the first Monday of the new year, and probably since last Friday, a lot of people have been dreading the dawning of today. That first day back to normality, or should that be reality? After possibly two weeks of over indulgence, neighbours being nice to each other, lots of hugs and kisses, the time has come to put it all behind you for another twelve months and get back to the millstone, snarling at one another and generally taking on a complete personality change.
Looking at social media sites, Facebook and Twitter, it’s obvious that the majority of working people are unhappy with their employment. Years ago, people seemed to be a lot happier in their jobs, and I’m talking about the seemingly mundane, routine jobs, the assembly lines of car plants and milk bottling factories. Life did seem to run at a much easier pace back then and people were less aggressive. That’s how it looked to me.
I suppose every Monday is similar when it comes around, especially if you work on a 24 hour treadmill of ever increasing speed. You leave the comfort of your home, the love of your family and head into an environment which is akin to Dante’s Inferno. No one speaks to each other except for small talk and the usual daily greetings. It’s group misery!
However, every day has its happy endings. After what feels like a 27 hour shift and you finally get to clock out to go home, the apprehension, the bad moods, the long faces and depressing thoughts melt into the background as you head back to the comforts of everything you work for.
I’m retired, so today is more or less like any other day of the year, I don’t have that sleepless Sunday night anymore. I know…. believe me, I appreciate every day I have and I used to dread every Monday, not just the ones after a holiday! So there you are, if I can offer any advice to my fellow bloggers that are still working and hate it, you too will have your happy endings.