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An Hour-By-Hour Breakdown Of Why 9-To-5 Jobs Are The Worst

Remember when you were little and you couldn't wait to get a job? Well, you were wrong.

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9:00 a.m.

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The only thing you're thinking is "Where am I?" and "What can I do so that no one will talk to me?" The first hour of your 9-5 shift is practically a Monday in itself and all you want is to be anywhere but there.

10:00 a.m.

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If you thought the first hour was bad, the second hour is worse because you've only been there for an HOUR and you're already feeling over your "productive" day - I mean, you've managed to get out of bed, put on pants, and even had a few conversations. What more do they expect of you?

11:00 a.m.

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Okay, you've almost made it to lunch break but you swear you've checked the time about a dozen times this past...twelve minutes. Is this clock broken? You begin to wonder what you actually do at your job and if anyone else wonders too.

12:00 p.m.

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This is probably the happiest moment of your life because it's lunch break. Stretching your legs and leaving the office has never felt better and now you don't have to pretend to listen to your annoying coworkers...for now.

1:00 p.m.

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Well your wings have been clipped and you are yet again chained to your desk. With some food in your system and the semi-comforting realization that you are half way through the work day, things are starting to look up.

2:00 p.m.


Everything sucks again. You are now considering if you could live off of tips from street performing/exotic dancing. Also, does anyone actually do anything productive after 1:00 p.m.?

3:00 p.m.

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You have never felt more prepared to sprint out of a building than you do at this point. Still, you have faith in yourself that you will rise above it and somehow make it to 5:00 p.m.

4:00 p.m.

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5:00 p.m.

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The second the clock hits five, you swear there will never be a happier moment in your life (next to the birth of your first born). You have successfully (or not) completed your eight hour shift and are FREE - until tomorrow.

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