The Procrastinator’s Dilemma

It’s late here, and I should go to sleep. I’m presenting in a (Teams) meeting at 2pm and I need to finish up my slides in the first few hours of my rapidly approaching workday. Barring anything unforeseen, it won’t be a problem. But that’s the tricky part, isn’t it? The unforeseen.

Inclement weather is predicted. Perhaps campus will close. I hope campus does not close. As a part-timer, I don’t get paid when it is closed, even when the closure is unanticipated. I can work some of my hours from home on other days, but I can never WFH when campus is closed. The worst case scenario would be a delayed opening. I’d still have to do the presentation, but I’d have no time to work on it in the morning.

Oh, yikes. Perhaps I have just foreseen what was previously unforeseen.

I am contemplating finishing the presentation now———I stopped writing to consider it deeply for a good 15-20 seconds.

I won’t. I’m not supposed to work off the clock. Working off the clock now would be just as much of a violation as working off the clock due to a delayed opening during my normal working hours. Right?

I need to sleep. I hope I can sleep.

The inclement weather is underway.

2 thoughts on “The Procrastinator’s Dilemma

    1. I didn’t sleep much, and there was a delayed opening, but I did manage to get the presentation in order in time for the meeting, and it went quite well, if I do say so myself. And then I had no more adrenaline and could barely drag myself through the rest of the day. I feel much better today.


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