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I wasn’t always good at attendance. I cut a lot of classes as a youth in high school. Actually got suspended for a few days because I cut so many days of typing class in one semester. Kind of ironic now that typing is something I spend my day doing professionally and personally. Thank you, Miss Boone.

Attendance after the school years is something I excelled at. I’ve never been one to use much or any sick time. I’m usually in early and stay late. I’ve always been very flexible and that has served me well. Commitment isn’t everyone’s strong suit and it usually shows in attendance. Not always, I know some very dedicated people who fight illness and still power through workdays or certainly make up for it.

Back to the Office. Photo by Mike Hartley

But we have learned attendance can look different now. I’ve been attending work more hours over the last few years than before. But I haven’t stepped foot in the office in 2 years now. Actually, this week is that anniversary I believe.

Working from home has allowed my attendance to be even stronger. Working a night shift it was getting increasingly hard to do medical appointments during the day and then still work all night. Hours I used to spend traveling I now start early and stay on a little later. Benefits the job as well as me.

But the day draws short again and I’m managed to maintain my attendance in the blogging world today so that feels good also. Almost as good as that warm weather today that allowed me to put the top down on the car and soak up some rays while running errands.

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • About to get my fix of basketball tomorrow. And the next day and the next day and the next day. And then the next weekend and then the following weekend. After that I’ll step outside with my ball and try not to injure myself.
  • Some days you just feel a lot of appreciation. Nope, today wasn’t one either.
  • It’s easier to delete a finished item from my to do list than to move it to the next day.
  • I love my work from home dress code.

Author: Mike Hartley

With a lifetime and a half in the Newspaper industry I'm preparing for my retirement career as an Artist, Writer, Photographer and Video content provider. I'm a proud father of two wonderful children and I'm still married to the first girl I fell in love with and probably only one that would have me.

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