Hard work is the new c-word

Veronica is my evil Tarot reading twin. She lives life on her own terms and quite frankly it scares the crap out of me. Drinking before 4pm, seducing men under 25 and reading Tarot like a smutty Harlequin romance. Here’s Veronica…


Rider Waite Tarot

If you want to regret something, work hard all the time.

There are many unoriginal hacks out there who like to expound the virtues of hard work.

And do you know what I say to that? BO-RING!

Anyone can work hard. Except lazy people.

Don’t worry, I’m not going to tell you to “work smart”…..that’s dumb too!

What I will tell you to do is this: work hard for a brief period of time and then reap the rewards!

Most people can’t do this though. They get addicted to hard work like it’s crack. They feel like they’re being good, useful people when they work hard. Then they can look down their nose at everyone else.

I once worked in a “corporate culture” and one time during an employee engagement meeting, this ass wipe named Colin* was all like “la di da, look how hard I’m working. Ooooh, I’m working so much harder than everyone else. I always give 110%”

I said shut the fuck up Colin. 110% is impossible – it’s a mathematical lie. Don’t be an overachiever, you twat!”

I no longer work there, but my point is this….

There’s nothing wrong with working hard at something you truly love and care about. But for God’s sake, take a tea break and put your feet up and enjoy the fruits of your labor (like The Empress, above).

There is nothing worse than working hard for the sake of hard work.

So tell me….what will you NOT be working hard at this weekend????

*His real name

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14 Responses to Hard work is the new c-word

  1. Erica says:

    Making a dinner I really enjoy – it IS a bit of work but believe me it’s the only work I’m doing this weekend (outside of grocery shopping because ya know – I need food). But my hubby is out of town on a business trip thru Monday so I have not a Wee-kend but a Me-kend.

    That means dancing badly while listening to music I enjoy at loud volume. Having wine at 1pm just because I can. Napping for as long as I want. Watching what I want on TV.

    I have 3 fur-babies here and a teen-girl child who will roll her eyes at my bad dancing…I don’t care and NO boys allowed (except for the smallest fur-baby; he’s ok.)

  2. Russell says:

    I’ve definitely had a Colin at my old job. (Fuck you, Colin!)
    I’ll work hard on this knitting and take video game breaks while eating leftover Easter candy.

  3. Amy B. says:

    I take work home with me so I can feel good about myself. But it just sits in the bag. After a hard day’s work, I deserve a glass of wine and time to scroll Instagram for tarot eye candy.

  4. Sid says:

    Veronica…yes. Drinking, young men (hell, just men in general), and smut. All perfect for interrupting hard work! Busyness often mistaken for hard work which usually equals poor self-management skills. I should know. I like your idea better!

  5. Rose says:

    Well, my work cancelled on me, so I’ll be going to a concert instead. Oopsie.

  6. Gina says:

    House work, house work, house work!! I leave that to my other half!

  7. Lily says:

    Taking a nap, watching porn while I wait for calls on the psychic hotline I work for from my home, cooking dinner in a robe and then being decadent to eat dinner naked with strawberries and whip cream for dessert with a hot younger man to enjoy! And then read trashy novels!

    I love Veronica! My kind of woman. I too like younger men and enjoying life. Work hard and enjoy the money for another Tatot deck and champagne and strawberries:) x

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