15 Jul 2004 mmangino   » (Observer)

I have no desire to write anything even remotely technical since today has been spent reading about Oracle RMAN. What a complicated thing that is.

Since moving to Chicago, I haven't gotten to ride my motorcycle as much as I did in Columbus. I used to commute on it every day. Unfortunately, the drive to downtown here isn't a lot of fun and it costs at least $6 a day to park. I did get out for a little while at lunch today. I can't believe how bad the roads are. There are very few potholes, but there are some huge bumps in the road.

Jen (my wife) is home today but on call tomorrow. Thank goodness for netflix which keeps me occupied when she is on call. Being on call in medicine is very different than in IT. When she is on call, she gets in at 5:00am (her usual time) and works until noon or later the next day. I can't believe how many hours she works a week. I know that there is a theoretical 80 hour workweek limit, but there is no way she is following that. Hopefully it will get better in the next few months. I miss hanging out with her, but I do get to see her 3 out of every 4 days. She will be on call Q4 this year which means every fourth night. Basically, the schedule goes 32 hour shift, 16 hours off, 13 hour shift 11 hours off, 13 hour shift 11 hours off. That means out of every four days, she works 58 hours and has 38 hours off. She does get the occasional weekend day off, but it only averages out to one day off per week. I certainly couldn't do that.

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