Behind the Curve


I can’t stand being behind the curve, physically, mentally, emotionally, at work and at play.  But here I sit, at Microsoft main campus, Redmond WA, far on the other side of the US.  If I were in NY I’d be three hours ahead right now.  I can’t stand it that those guys and gals have three hours on me!  They’re probably already home, eating dinner, while I still have to work.  They’ve already had time to finish their work for the day, had time to wrap it up, close it down, contemplate all there is to know, while I’m still trying to make through my daily grind.  And you know what, they’re going to be three hours ahead tomorrow too!


If that’s not bad enough, those guys across the Atlantic, they are really ahead of me.  They’re practically through with it all before I even wake up!  While I’m off dreaming of who-knows-what, they are busy, busy, busy. 


I suggest we move campus to just left of the international date line.  That way, we at Microsoft would always be ahead of the curve.  If that’s too costly, what about just buying the date line and moving it here.  I mean, its only ‘virtual’ anyway.  How much could it cost?   We’ve got billions. 


Seriously, its a drag always being so late to everything.  But don’t feel sorry for me, feel sorrow for those poor schmucks in Hawaii.  There are really behind the curve.


Matt

Comments (3)

  1. Nic Wise says:

    that works both ways. We are so far ahead of you (well, 20 hours I think!? we are GMT-12, you are GMT+8?), that things like WebCasts become a problem.

    eg 5pm PST cast? thats about 2AM for me. Bah.

    :)

    Nic, currently sitting in Friday, while you are stuck in thursday. Of course, that flips back on me on monday…. :(

  2. Simon says:

    It doesn’t matter when so long as the same amount of time or more is spent on the work… Why would you care that they have finished work before you have when you could just come in 3 hours earlier and be in the same position as them?

    To be ahead of the curve you would want to work more, from a company perspective. And less from a personal one.

  3. I always envied you for going to sleep at the same time I had to get up for work…