律师riki

上回来纽约刚好赶上riki同学毕业放假要回国,于是很遗憾的擦肩而过,只去他家拜访了一次。还好我很快又跑回来,这次算是可以多一起玩玩了。

周六一起吃了个饭然后开了一盘农场主。相比上次的三国杀,这次的农场主明显感觉更好些,毕竟是上等中的上等桌游。种田养猪的主题应该也更能吸引不太玩过桌游的人。嗯,不过本文的主题不是桌游,就此略过。

接下来的几天我开始发现riki作为一个成功人士,牛逼律师,繁忙程度超过我的想象。除了周六那天聚了聚之外,其他几天天天都在加班,包括周日。而且好像每天都工作到晚上十点十一点的,昨天貌似都干到12点以后了。这种每天12小时以上的工作强度以前在我看来真是难以想象,现在算是亲自听闻了,不过离亲身体验还有一定的差距。

联想到上周在清华的校园宣讲会上,我提到在IT公司里面我很不赞同这种高强度的工作方式。我个人认为在IT公司里面这不能算是什么good spirit,而是management problem。然而从律所的角度看,好像绝大部分又都是采用这种工作方式,而且也不觉得有什么问题。仔细想来,这种差别可能是源于律所和IT工作性质的差别。

律所是按小时计费,工作性质是给客户撰写文档,review文档,本质上讲并不需要多少创造性,工作量可以等比例的转换为价值。

而IT理想的情况下应该进行的是相当具有创造性的工作,是在制造产品。从编码的经验讲,当体力和精神状态不好的时候,编写的代码可能会造成巨多的bug,以致于日后花更多的时间来修复。而实现阶段的bug只是比较底层的问题,越高层次上的疏忽,可能带来的损失就越大。另一方面,IT是一个高度提倡自动化的产业,创造性的解决问题往往可以事倍功半,疲劳的时候一般来说也会倾向于去选择低效率而不需要思考的行事方法,这其实就是在浪费生命吧。。所以一个好的IT工作者如果不是精力超人,那么是很难像律师那样,把长时间高强度的工作变成常态的。

Anyway,律师也是人不是机器人,总不能一周七天,每天都12+小时,所以还是有机会再一起玩的,哈哈。

Send Riki off | Karaoke Like Crazy

Riki, the lawyer, flied to New York last Saturday. He came back to China really often, almost every half a year.

This time he arrived in Beijing in Dec 22th, stayed 1 day before going back to home. We went to Cashbox for Karaoke on that day. I’ve to say he was very thirsty after living in US, the desert of Karaoke for only several months, lol. Apparently he practiced some songs and were eager to show to us. He said he found and listened to pop songs mostly on Youtube now, because in US it’s not as easy as in Tsinghua to download well organized MP3 songs. So he sang some old songs of Jacky Cheung and Ge Cao. I’ve never heard most of these songs, but riki always sings best of the best, yeah!

After spending 2 weeks of boring(I guess) days at home, he went back to Beijing for getting visa and returning to US. He lived at my dorm for five days. It was a happy time, but pitifully I had to go to work everyday. So we could only play together at night. Every night he sit on my bed and used his laptop happily until very late, though I had laid down on the bed and tried to sleep. We played games on Wii several times, Mario Party and Rayman Rabbits 2 brought us a lot of fun. But sometimes when litmon and I asked him to play together, he insisted to chat with some girl online :P Alright, I’ll give him my best wishes about that.

We went to Karaoke again, on Monday. But the last night he was here, that Friday, at around 10PM, he started to play music loudly and sing, indirectly conveyed us his desire to Karaoke. After 10 minutes or so, he said it out directly… OK, then we organized the 3RD Karaoke, to send him off!! We sang some songs of Sodagreen, my recent favorite band. We collaborated very well when singing XiaoQingGe, LOL