mere moments after an e-mail was sent out by the higher ups (via their humanizing office manager mouthpiece) that from now on we the employees would have to track our lunch hours, the sky outside darkened rapidly and it started to pour. the mood in the office was just the same, moody and morose. a mad battle of e-mails ensued, led by disgruntled developers over this latest outrage. whispering groups converged in dark office corners to discuss this latest wrong. do they not trust us enough to let us manage our own time? the e-mail seemed like a thinly veiled warning about taking too long a lunch break. i suppose on top of our uncredited overtime work, we're also suppose to cut back on the time we take for lunch? our rights, what little we have, seemed to be infringed upon. there is a definite parallel with yesterday being independence day and the conflict that started today. monday morning's mandatory company meeting is going to be interesting, if only an emergency meeting isn't scheduled for tomorrow to argue this new policy.
tonight: gilmore girls followed by some sweet at home programming work. just thinking about it gives me that warm fuzzy feeling of coding stress. it feels like heartburn. i don't expect to go to bed until 5am. i am about to have a very bad night. the weekend's no relief either. i expect more of the same to continue throughout the month of july. i've already developed an eye tick because of it. i can feel a blood vessel above my left eye just throbbing. who said programming isn't fun?