When I first got my potential internship at a news station in town, I was told two different sets of hours - 2pm to 11pm or 4am to 1pm. This was because there was originally going to be another intern working with me & they obviously didn’t have a need for two interns coming at the same time.
The first week was really just a test run because the other intern had a potential spot & was waiting for their response. I was told by the manager to come in at 8am, so I did, and I worked until 4pm.
I have a seminar that meets once a week, on Thursdays, to discuss our assignments & how the internship is going. I stated that my manager was having me come in from 8-4pm during the week and she said, “You’re really lucky!! Most people have to come in at such odd hours.” It made me think to myself, “Do I really need to consider myself lucky? Is it so bad to have ‘normal hours’? Is my work any less important or worth less if I still log 8 hours a day, five days a week than if I came in at 4am or 2pm?
Idk. I’ve had many people tell me to consider myself thankful or lucky because of my current circumstances in different areas of my life. I know that people have it worse but especially if it’s something that all human beings should have, is it really ‘lucky’? It makes me believe that I should think I don’t deserve it.