2358. Worn to a frazzle
© Bruce Goodman 16 February 2022

It was a Federal Holiday, or a Bank Holiday, or a National Holiday, or a call-it-what-you-will, but Nigella still had to work because the client lived in another part of the world and that part of the world wasn’t celebrating a Federal Holiday, or a Bank Holiday, or a National Holiday, or a call-it-what-you-will. There was always a client somewhere not celebrating a holiday and that meant that Nigella never got a day off.

Of course Nigella couldn’t charge extra for having to work on a holiday because the client was operating on a work day as per usual – so it all added up to a great frustration to Nigella. She wouldn’t mind finding another job but this current “partly-self-employment” paid well enough. However, there were times when Nigella felt worn to a frazzle.

Couple all this with the fact that most of her clients operated under a different time zone so she was up all hours trying to fill customers’ “always urgent” requests.

To be fair, Nigella got the occasional hour off during work time but not much; just enough to go and make herself a cup of coffee and relax watching a bit of television or something. The hour off was never regular. It was only when the owner of the porn website said “Nigella, why don’t you take some time out while I organize the next client.”

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