Twenty Percent21 May 2003
At work, it looks like things might be coming together for reduced hours starting June 1. The proposal for our department is an across-the-board 20% reduction. That means we can work 4 day weeks, or work 2 half-days and 3 full-days or whatever. The state (un)employment office will cover 60% of lost wages for 6 months. That's a solution that's fair and that I can live with, although I don't really have any confidence that things will be better in 6 months, either with my present employer or the job market in general.
Meanwhile, my new Nokia 3650 cell phone arrived last night, and Mama had what she called 'car pornography' (brochures for the new BMW 5 series), so we each had our entertainment last night after Christopher was asleep.