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Rhythm and Doom

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Daniel Andrlik
Daniel Andrlik
Daniel Andrlik lives in the suburbs of Philadelphia. By day he manages product teams. The rest of the time he is a podcast host and producer, writer of speculative fiction, a rabid reader, and a programmer.

This weekend Madison has an Independence Day celebration that is affectionately referred to as Rhythm & Booms. It sounds like it could be a lot of fun if it not for the overcrowding. However, I will not have a chance to find out as my transit organization is a huge part of what makes this possible. This means that basically every supervisor who is not out of town on vacation is working overtime to pull it off.

This means that on Saturday I will go to work at 8:00am and begin manning the radio and GPS system, and that I will go home at roughly 2:00am the following morning. It is a daunting thought, but I keep reminding myself that these extra eight hours of work will earn me twelve hours of compensation time for me to use whenever I like. So that’s nice.

I will say this though, as much as I love having Monday through Wednesday off every week, I really wish that I was not working the weekend schedule. I actually do not mind working weekends in general, but when you are young, single and new to town it is a little rough not being able to get out on the weekends, when everyone else is playing.

Still, it is pretty sweet having days off where I can actually get stuff done.


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