||[Jun. 9th, 2004|07:06 pm]
The Love Bug
I must have the most understanding wife in the world. Or, if not understanding, certainly the most patient.|
I'm working again this evening until about 20:00, and I'll be in at 06:00 tomorrow morning too. There have been some big issues with our new database (which incidentally went live on Monday!), and I'm involved in getting it sorted.
It's not strictly speasking part of my job (although it probably comes under the heading of 'Ad-Hoc Tasks'), I'm one of the most qualified people to do it. I am extremely dedicated to my work and this company, and I'll do whatever needs to be done to keep things ticking - even if I get into trouble with senior managers (which I often do!!)
The thing is, I know that it upsets Caroline, and I don't want work to get in the way of us. I certainly don't want her to think that I'm more dedicated to work than I am to her, because that definitely is not the case.
The last thing I want to do is upset her.
Ah, the old work dedication / partner balance. I don't think anyone has an answer for it ;)
You're lucky to have such an understanding partner Dave, and it clearly shows that you appreciate Caroline. Out of interest, although you've probably told me before and I've just forgotten, who is it you work for?
I certainly don't want her to think that I'm more dedicated to work than I am to her, because that definitely is not the case.
She knows that, of course she does. Caroline's not daft! And when you're in a strong relationship with someone you trust completely, someone who you know will always do their best to be there for you and will always be completely true to you, as you two are... well you know yourself that it makes it easier to put up with the bits where you're separated. I have got to wait 3 and a half weeks to see my honeybunch again, but I know he'll be in touch and thinking of me constantly, as I will him.
And hey! We have so many things to juggle in this day and age, career and commitments that infringe on homelife and you two certainly succeed and not only that, but you do it admirably too. It wasn't like this in our great-grandparents' time. Think about it! You might well have been an Agricultural labourer and Caroline might well have been in service - at least in this day and age, there's plenty of jobs that don't leave us as a physical wreck at the end of the day, too knackered to enjoy the company of our beloved.
Oh heck, I'm really digressing here! I'll finish... HERE!!!!
2004-06-09 09:56 pm (UTC)
I'm sure she won't mind that much, that your worrying is good, and if I knows you you'll try extra doubley hard to compensate, and be even better than you usually are!
2004-06-10 06:45 pm (UTC)
I do it all the time
infact so does Glen ... there has been times when he has worked 36 hours straight and that I have done 10 hours a day 5 days a week ..
It's a pain .. but it makes the time we do spend together so much better ... just don't work too hard fella ... aint working with IT a bitch :)