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Rant Of The Day THIS RANT 06/11/96

Rant Of The Day is where I get to mouth off about whatever I feel like for however long I like. Theoretically, I'll update my whinge/opinion piece every weekday; in practice, maybe not so often.

The overwork ethic

As regular readers (if I have any left) will know, Gusworld has been on hold for the past few days while I worked too hard. On Sunday, I cracked my own personal record by coming in to work at 9:30am and working through until 2:30am on Monday morning. You can deduce several things from this state of affairs:

What particularly strikes me about this state of affairs, though (apart from the fact that I'd like it to stop) is that it makes a mockery of the Hansonesque (compulsory vomit) argument that young Australians lack fibre and backbone, wouldn't know what a day's hard work meant if their lives depended on it, and could all benefit from a solid year's national service. I'm not the only person I know who works this hard. In fact, everyone I know puts in hours on this scale (if not at quite that ridiculous end of the stick). Why do we cop this kind of flack from sad, bitter, ignorant, pig-headed luddites with the tolerance levels of a used tissue and the social relevance of a rotting possum carcass?


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