Sunday has always been a day of rest for me. Wife, daughter and I go to church, eat fried chicken and relax in each others company.
Today, my work Mac's keeping me company.
But this isn't something that bothers me too much and here's why:
1: I still got to spend the morning with my family at church (no fried chicken though)
2: I'm getting ahead of my work load, meaning I can focus on things more thoroughly during the week, without needing to stay here until 10 pm
3: My bosses have trusted me enough to give me more responsibility with each day I'm here.
The 3rd one is the most important for anyone who's coming out of portfolio school looking for a job(though to me the first one is the most important).
The economy is bad. Which is a tremendous understatement. Our agency is in a rough spot with the loss of a major client a few weeks back, yet I'm still getting more work to do. And because I do a good job and get it off my plate on time and even earlier in some cases, they trust me with even bigger projects.
It's hard to fire a cheap, young creative who gets his work done on time and does a good job.
I don't know if they're be layoffs here, but I do know that if they come, I'm going to work so hard at being the best Jr. writer at the shop that they'll have to take a real long look before they drop the axe on me and if they do lay me off, that they'll have nothing but good things to say about me when I go to another shop to find a job.