One of the new blogs I have been reading is Ken Levine. Ken is an Emmy-winning writer/director/baseball announcer. He give great insights on the business of television. In one of his recent posts, he was asked what TV shows influence him. At the end of the post, he gave us his dream 3-hour TV schedule.
This makes me wonder what would my dream work schedule be? Well…here it is:
7:00 AM – 7:30 AM: Wake up, clean up, check answer email, run errands.
7:30 AM – 8:00 AM: Go to a breakfast buffet, eat a big breakfast, and read articles on my iPad.
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM: Take a walk from Ballston in Arlington, VA to anyplace in D.C. while listen to hard rock music.
9:00 AM – 9:45 AM: Have meetings with staff, clients, and candidates. Game plan for the day and maybe a pep talk or do something out of the ordinary.
9:45 AM – Noon: I do my work and no one interrupts me because the Tony Kornheiser Show is on. I will only have meetings at this time slot if the guests are Mark Maske, Sam Smith, Torie Clark; or he has a day-off. I will send an email notice to my colleagues.
Noon – 1:00 PM: If I had breakfast, I take a walk around D.C. If I didn’t, I go to lunch whomever serves Primanti Brothers-like sandwiches, jumbo slice pizzas, or a big, exotic burger. Maybe an occasional salad or a food truck.
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Network on social media, send emails, chat with colleagues, make calls, source, do interviews, talk to candidates.
4:00 PM – 4:30 PM: Last call at work. What they need before I leave.
4:30 PM – 5:45 PM: Happy Hour. Greatest bargains in D.C. I don’t drink, but if bars have great happy hour food, I would check-in on Foursquare and ask people to come by and network. I give them my business card and whip out my iPad since it is a great conversation starter.
5:45 PM – 6:45 PM: Go to a D.C. sporting event by foot and network some more with fans, hand them my business cards and get my dinner. I will check-in and tell them either “Silver Elvis” (baseball), “Jersey Foul Guy” (hockey), or Darrell Green (football) has arrived (I got nothing on basketball). I also check my phone messages and follow-up.
6:45 PM – 10:00 PM: Take my seat, watch the action, and network around my people and give them my business card and cheering on my team. Also, a D.C team win.
10:00 PM – 11:00 PM: Network on the Metro and discuss the game. Also, check on my tablet or phone for the score that affect my teams.
11:00 PM – Midnight: Take a shower; get ready for bed; write a blog post, either personal or work-related; check messages and answer them and pray.
Midnight – 7:00 AM: Sleep.
If you notice, this is not setup as a 9-5 job. Thank goodness for technology. Anyway, what is your dream work schedule?