At the beauty parlor (where I finally, finallyyyy got my hair cut) I read the same new term twice in two different publications — Reader’s Digest and Cosmo. Seriously, what are the chances of that??

The term was: daylighting. It means working on a job while, ahem, at your other job (as opposed to moonlighting where you have two jobs).

I guess this has become possible with the advent of less site-dependent work, i.e., (See, Daniel Pink,  Free Agent Nation: The Future of Working for Yourself) one COULD work on another writing project while at one office job (I suppose. Who could imagine such a thing? None of us I’m surrre! So writing something… say a blog… while working… huh!)

I, of courrrseeee, really dunno what they mean as I’m sure none of us ever day- or moon- lit? But if you have, or know someone who has, and/or have changed your habits as the economy worsens, I’d love to hear about it. Leave a comment.

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  1. Frank L said,

    Wrote on April 2, 2009 @ 4:46 pm

    I don’t know-does my teaching at Trinity count? I still come to work and do the 40 hours a week-they just let me adjust.

    That adjustment will get easier when I telework from home, but I’ll still be doing those hours at home.

    Frank Ls last post: The Movie I Really May Have Been Waiting My Whole Life To Watch

    WW says: Frank, you are a fine and upstanding citizen and gov. employee. Role Model. A plus plus. And yes, what’s all this about you teleworking? how/why/whaaa? xoxoxo your nosy friend.

  2. zenyenta said,

    Wrote on April 2, 2009 @ 5:45 pm

    I have, but not at my current job. I’ve been here for six years, so it’s been a while. There…mitigating circumstances at the last one. Yeah…that’s the ticket, mitigating circumstances. There was lots of extra time and about a decade ago was working with a whole team who was still learning about the web, so putting together a few websites on company time while we learned from each other didn’t really take anything away from anyone.

    This job is different, though and I limit myself to reading blogs and sometimes commenting and maybe making a note or so toward future posts while at work.

    zenyentas last post: We Bow to Cadie, Our AI Overlordess

    WW says: Yes! mitigating circs. ZACTLY. like when I started elancing, I was hating my job, needing a change and knowing I was going to be leaving so I needed a headstart on income and experience righttt? p.s. I love this Cadie Google April Fool’s, too.

  3. Mike Licht said,

    Wrote on April 2, 2009 @ 7:47 pm

    In mid-20th century heavy industry, tool-and-die makers used company time to work on their own private projects. When colleagues asked what they were doing, they would wink and say “Shh — Government Work,” i.e., secret, classified.

    Of course many DC public employees sell Mary Kay, insurance, and real estate out of their government cubicles. That’s why no one batted an eye when FilmFest DC was run out of the DC Arts Commission.

    Mike Lichts last post: Shopping Bag Bill — Elitism or Environmentalism?

    WW says: Heh. Mary Kay. Course… those PG employees selling drugs outta their company cars, well that was BAD. Way worse than Mary Kay or kid girl scout cookies or ART for heaven’s sake. ART! like well written bloggy posts. I mean they don’t write themselves peepoles! Thanks for stopping by “Notion’s.” Long time, no see.

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