17 Apr 2000 deirdre   » (Journeyer)

Stock Prices

Stock prices are fickle things. The one really good thing, which Seth didn't consider, is that the low stock prices are a GOOD thing in hiring new people. After all, their stock options will be inexpensive. So, those people looking to move to a public Linux company, now's the time.

Stress

Stress makes one tired. Rick had been quietly watching as I'd been exhausted, weekend after weekend, this last one not being much different. I think it's from being in "crisis mode" on the job for several months. I'm not completely convinced this is the cause though.

That said, there's good crisis and there's bad crisis. Good crisis is the kind where something suddenly happens and everyone pitches in and they become more of a team for having done so.

Bad crisis, which this is, is never being able to be in NON-crisis mode, so one is always responding to stressors. Rather than building teams, it tears them apart. There's never anything to be on top of. There's never action, only reaction.

It gets really old really fast.

Weekend

Spent it decompressing mostly. I read all three of the existing Harry Potter books, knit some, spun some, and did no coding whatsoever, mostly because my eye was bothering me again (another sign of stress?). Reading a hardback book with large type was about as much eye activity as I could muster.

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