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Early bird catches the worm

Published: Tuesday 2005-07-26.

In my profession it is not very common to have “normal” waking hours (whatever that is), a lot of people sleep late and do not show up in the office until around noon. I think that is quite okay, actually, the work is such that it can be done at any time during the say, and being able to choose when can be very positive for how you perceive work and such.

I am not really a morning person, I prefer to stay in bed a bit longer in the mornings, but since I don’t really feel like staying late at the office either, and prefer to have routines, I usually go to work at around eight in the morning, and leave at four in the afternoon. When I started working at Opera, several years ago when it still was a small company, this meant that I used to be one of the first people to show up in the office. Almost always the first in the developer section, sometimes first of all. Nowadays there usually are a couple of people that arrive before me, but it still is a bit sparse.

So yesterday, the first day after my short summer vacation, I arrived at the office even earlier, to see if I could be there as the first of them all. I was, when I arrived at a quarter past seven in the morning using my key card to unlock the front door I heard a beep as the alarm turned off, and then I entered a completely empty and desolate office (however, it was not quiet as there are so many computers turned on). I did the same to day, a little to see if it really is like that in the morning. It was.

Okay, so it wasn’t only because of curiosity that I did it, it was also because my girlfriend gets to work early in the morning and that I in sympathy left for work at the same time. But it sounded good saying it was...

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  • Datum: 2005-07-27 03.24.20 CEST
  • Namn: Anders Carlsson
  • Sänt från: ******************

Tillåts nattarbete, och vad hade i så fall varit mest troligt av att någon kommit riktigt tidigt eller att någon suttit hela natten?

  • Datum: 2005-07-27 07.03.24 CEST
  • Namn: Peter Karlsson
  • Sänt från: ************

De flesta som jobbar riktigt sent har med stor sannolikhet hunnit gå hem till klockan sju.

  • Datum: 2005-07-27 09.50.42 CEST
  • Namn: Storebror
  • Sänt från: **********

Jag är fortfrande kvällsmänniska, trots arbete och barn. Undrar om jag överhuvudtaget någongång i mitt liv kommer få en rytm där jag är morgonpigg.

  • Datum: 2005-07-31 15.35.42 CEST
  • Namn: mor (även till storebror)
  • Sänt från: **********

Tyvärr, är man kvällsmänniska så verkar man förbli det, för det verkar näst intill omöjligt att vara pigg kl 6 på morgonen när klockradion kör igång. Så den enda tröst jag har till mina morgontrötta söner är att man får se fram emot pensionen, men då ger jag mig den på att man vaknar kl 5 och är pigg när man inte behöver vara det.

  • Datum: 2005-07-31 21.58.23 CEST
  • Namn: Peter Karlsson
  • Sänt från: ************

Jo, det är nog egentligen ganska kört, det där. Enda lösningen är nog att definiera om dygnet så att morgonen infaller senare, till exempel genom att *ställa tillbaka* klockan ett par timmar. Omvänd sommartid, liksom.

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