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Well, here's another "Good news, bad news" post. =P

The Good

I heard back from my adviser, and she fixed whatever the issue was keeping me out of my elective classes. I picked one and got registered for it. So that's four out of five classes taken care of.

The Bad

I also heard back from the professor who oversees the internship class. He said he'd done something, and I should be able to register. But I still couldn't, when I tried. So I emailed him again, and included a screenshot of what I saw when I tried. Hopefully he'll be able to straighten it out for me, and soon.

Also! My boss is an idiot. I was supposed to take vacation next week. I scheduled this months ago. But today I get a message, saying that he'd scheduled both me and another coworker for vacation on that same week. So one of us had to switch. And honestly, this just...Ugh. I have seniority. By like, a lot. So, if either of us is going to switch, it should be him. But. I don't actually have any firm plans next week. And most importantly? I do not have the emotional spoons to fight about this. I am drained and tired and still a bit stressed over school and grades and everything. And I just do not have the energy to make a stink about this. So, I'm kind of pissed, but it doesn't feel worth it to try and fight it. So, my vacation is getting pushed back...by like, three weeks. I am not a happy camper. =/

Bleh

Feb. 7th, 2017 11:44 pm
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Well, I did get sick. =P

Felt like crap by the end of the night on Thursday, then was full-blown sick by Friday morning. I worked from home that day, then basically just stayed in bed and tried to rest for the weekend. I thought I'd feel better by Monday, but no. So I worked from home again that night, too. Now it's Tuesday, and I'm finally feeling a bit better. Not over it, but I feel human enough to go to work, at any rate.

So here I am, typing this entry on my new laptop.

Yeah, that's something else that happened last week. I finally decided on a laptop and got it ordered. I went with the HP Notebook, and since it came from Amazon, I was able to use Dad's Prime account to get it here in two days. Lovely. Pretty much just in time to get sick. =/ Although, it was handy having it to use then, since I didn't feel like getting out of bed.

I think I like it okay, so far. I'm not crazy about the little arrow keys, as expected. They're awkward, and it seems like you have to hit them twice as hard, sometimes, or they don't register the keystroke. And the touchpad sucks, but I normally never use the thing, so that's not a big deal. I'm still getting used to the chicklet-style keyboard. It feels a little weird, but I'll get used to it the more I type on it, I guess. Overall, I think it's okay. There's always an adjustment period, whenever anything major changes. I don't like change; I'm a curmudgeon that way. But, other than just simply being different, I think it's mostly okay.
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Take a look at that timestamp. A little after 5:00AM. Guess where I am! >_>

Second verse, same as the first! It's just the same as the last two times. When I tested it toward the end of my shift, I found that the information for Saturday wasn't in the handheld. So, I start calling people. First I call E, my boss. No answer, so I leave a message. Then I try CJ. No answer, left a message. Next, CL. No answer, left a message. Same with M. I tried them all again. Nothing. I try calling J; I didn't think he could fix this, but I had to try. He actually answered on the first call, bless him. But I was right; he didn't know how to fix it.

So I keep cycling through E, CJ, CL, and M. M answers after a while, but he didn't know how to fix it, either. So I keep calling the other three. Again. And again. And again. This goes on for an hour or so. I even try calling N, who's my boss's boss. No answer. I keep trying everyone. I text N, telling him what's up, since I couldn't get his voicemail when I called.

A little while later, N calls me. He got my text is on the way in. Huzzah.

So, N comes in and we try to figure out what's going on. But neither of us can really pinpoint anything. So, he suggests that I run through my processes again. Okay, fine by me. So I rerun everything. Once it's done, we check the handhelds and thankfully, the data seems to be showing up now. Hurray.

This particular problem happens from time to time, so I'm a little used to it. But honestly, I'm getting really pissed about the fact that almost no one in my freaking department will answer their bloody phones after hours. I mean, I get it. It sucks to get a call in the middle of the night, when you're trying to sleep. It's not fun. But, fuck. You're supposed to be on-call, in the event of technical problems like this. That means it's your freaking job to keep your phone where you can hear it, and to actually get up if it rings! Ugh.

I emailed my boss, telling him what happened. And I asked him for permission to try some fixes myself, in the event that I can't reach anyone the next time this happens. (Such as rerunning my processes, like we did tonight.) Because I can't just leave it, if I can't get ahold of someone. It has to get fixed. So, if no one will answer their freaking phones, then I need to have at least one option to try and fix it myself. We'll see what he says.

...And my last thing just finished up, so I am out of here. I think I'll stop for breakfast on the way home~
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Ugh. Somebody in my company really fails at communicating things clearly.

Okay, so you all know how my company handles holidays, right? I've talked about it lots of times. When there's a holiday during the week, we get that day off, and work the Saturday of the previous week. Simple enough.

This year, both Christmas and New Year's fall on a Sunday. I figured this could go one of two ways. Either we'd just work like normal, or we'd observe the holiday on a weekday (usually Monday). A couple of weeks ago, they sent out a memo saying that we'd be observing the holiday on Monday, the 26th. This is what I somewhat expected. So, that means that we'll work on the Saturday before, and have that Monday off, right?

...Well, apparently not. >_>

I was running my processes today, using the 24th as the next working day. Shortly after I finish, I get a call from one of our dispatchers, S. She asks if I used Saturday's date, and I told her yes. She then tells me that we're not working on Saturday, but on Monday instead. So I tell her that I'd heard differently, and that I wanted to call my boss and clarify. So I call him, and get his voicemail. After a little while, S says that she thinks P would know, so I try calling her. She answers right away, thankfully, so I ask her what's up. Apparently we're going to not work on Saturday, and the people who normally would work a Saturday, will work on Monday. I guess everyone else gets it off.

And I have no idea how they're going to pay us for this. Normally, if I worked a Saturday, I'd get overtime. But this being on a Monday, it won't put me over forty hours for the week. So I won't get overtime. We also usually get holiday pay for the actual day of the holiday, but since we're working, I don't know how they'll handle it. Will we just get paid like a normal day? Will we get that, plus holiday pay? No idea. I emailed my boss, hopefully he can answer me on Monday. Or, Tuesday, now that I think of it. He probably won't be in on Monday.

I'm honestly a little ticked off about this. First, I'm annoyed that they didn't give clear instructions for how we'd be working. This is a deviation from the normal procedure, so they really needed to explain it better. And I'm ticked that I won't be getting overtime. I always like getting extra money, but especially at this time of year. I just hope they give us something extra for working that day. Guess I'll have to wait and see.

Seriously?

Nov. 26th, 2016 02:45 am
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Okay, take a look at this timestamp. It is nearly three in the morning, and guess where I am. Work! Yeah, we're having technical issues again. Looks like the same problem we had the last time I had to stay late on a Friday. You know...the time I didn't get out of here until after 8:00AM. >_>

And, just like that time, practically no one will answer their God damned phones. I swear, my department collectively sleeps like a brick. I have tried literally everyone in the department, many more than once. I lost track of how many times I called E, our department head. Finally, just when I was about to go over his head, he called me back. And now he's doing pretty much the same thing; calling everyone else, over and over. Even the tech support for our handheld software won't answer the damn phone. (Granted, they've always been terrible, so this is no surprise.)

We're at a bit of a loss. So now, E asked me to go back and re-run my processes. No idea if this'll help or not, but hell, it's worth a try, I guess. So, I'm doing that.


EDIT:

Okay, finally done with the processes. It's now about 5:00AM, and it looks like things might be straightened out. *Crosses fingers* I'm going to try one more route, then I'm going home.

Seriously?

Jul. 9th, 2016 08:48 am
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Well, Murphy's out in full force today.

I just got home from work. Yeah. Just now. Look at that time stamp. Nearly nine in the morning....my shift ended at 1:30!

Dude...Why? )

God, what a mess. At least I'll get overtime for this...

Oh, Boy...

Mar. 22nd, 2016 09:28 pm
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So, things didn't go so well today at work.

I walk in at the start of my shift, and find that it's almost completely dark inside. The only lights to be found are a couple of random table lamps scattered around, and the small amount of light coming in from the few small windows. I go into my department and find most of the guys still there, clustered around J's computer. E tells me that somewhere around noon, the power went out. Apparently, some idiot with a hose was attempting to clean some pipes and managed to instead soak a major electrical box. Which then proceeded to fail in a rather spectacular fashion. So, no power. Well, almost no power. We do have enough to run the computers in IS, and the aforementioned handful of table lamps. But that's it. No other lights, no air conditioning, no other electronics of any kind. So, I'm sitting here mostly in the dark right now.

And that's not the worst part. See, we keep all of our servers in a little, locked room. For security purposes, I suppose. Normally, the temperature in this room is carefully controlled, because the servers will naturally run hot, especially with so many in such a small space. So, the air is kept on to keep the servers from overheating. Nothing to worry about, normally. But now we have no air conditioning, so we've got every door in the place standing wide open. Not just the internal doors, like to the server room. No, we've got the outside doors propped open, too. After dark, it's cooled off a little, and that helps keep the servers cool. But it means that I'm sitting, basically alone, in the dark, in an empty building, with all the doors standing open. Yeah, not exactly feeling real safe right now. Ugh.

Our Director of Admin just came by a little while ago, and he said that they were hoping to try and get things up again here in an hour or two. But that they weren't optimistic; his exact words were, 'They're afraid it's going to blow up'. Yeah. So, I have no idea if this will be fixed soon, or what. I do know that, if it's not fixed by around 1:00am or so, M is going to come back in and sit until the dayshift starts. Basically, they want to keep a body in the department at all times since some random idiot off the street could just waltz right in. Again...not feeling real safe. (Because really. If someone decided to break in, it's not like I could do anything. Hell, I'd probably hide under my damn desk.)

Oh, and Tuesday is one of my big paperwork days. Which I will now have to do without the copier, sitting in the dark. Fun. =P


EDIT: Well, I lucked out! They were able to get the lights back on. So that's nice. It's a little after 11:00 now, so I've got a little while left in my shift yet. And now I have light to do my paperwork by, and I can shut the doors. Yay.

Grr

Jan. 2nd, 2016 05:27 pm
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I am so freaking sick of this day...and it's just getting started. Ugh!

First, car stuff... )

...And then, work stuff! )

Bloody hell...all this, and my shift's barely started. Can I go home, now? =P
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Okay, massive pet fucking peeve here.

If you are on-call after-hours, guess what that means. That means that you are ON-FUCKING-CALL! That means that it is your responsibility to be available, and to keep your fucking phone on you. And to ANSWER your damn phone! Ugh!!

...Okay, slightly less rage-y explanation:

Rant rant rant )

Geez...two ranty posts in one day? Not a good sign, guys. =P
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So, it snowed again today. Apparently winter isn't done with us, just yet. XD

Often, we'll get snow during the overnight hours. This means that, by the time I get up in the afternoon, the road crews have usually had time to do their thing. Not always, of course, but often enough. Well, not today. See, we'd been getting rain off and on since yesterday afternoon. But the temperature was high enough for it to be just rain. The temp didn't drop enough for it to turn into ice and snow until maybe 7:00 this morning, or so. So, unsurprisingly, the roads were an absolute mess when I got up today.

So, I'm working from home. And maybe an hour or so ago, I started wanting a hot drink. I was a little cold, and hey. Any time the temperature is low, hot tea/coffee/etc. is always welcome. Anyway. My first thought was hot chocolate. Dunno why, but I wanted it. But, lazy beast that I am, I opted for tea, instead. Easier and quicker to make, you see. So, I had my tea, then went back to my desk.

Then, just now, in comes my mother, carrying a mug. Of hot chocolate. Seriously. XD We must be on the same wavelength, because she decided that snow demanded hot chocolate. So, now I'm sitting here, grinningly stupidly and enjoying my chocolate. It's funny how such a little thing can make you happy. <3

Oh, and according to my dad, we're at 5 1/2 inches of snow, so far. According to the maps I've seen, the town I work in likely has even more. Last I looked, it was still snowing. Not sure if it's stopped, and if so, if there will be any more. Hopefully the roads will be cleared by tomorrow. We'll see, I guess. ^^;;
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So, I got a shiny new computer at work, today. Mine had been acting up, and I'd had to use a coworker's the past couple of nights. So this was a pleasant surprise. I'd hoped they'd fix me up with one, but I honestly didn't expect to get it this quickly. So, huzzah for that.

Normally, this would not warrant a post. But, see, when I saw 'new' computer, I mean 'new'. My old machine was running Windows XP. (As do my personal computers.) This new one has Windows 7. I've not really used Windows 7 before. Dad's had Windows 7 on his desktop for some time, so I've poked at it a little, but that's really all the experience I have with it.

Honestly, for being as much of a computer geek as I am, I'm kind of a curmudgeon when it comes to upgrading software and operating systems. I'm a big proponent of the "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" school of thought. These days, it seems like companies love to rearrange things and 'redesign' everything, even when it doesn't need it. Basically, they love to change things, just for the sake of changing them. And I hate that. If something's a legitimate improvement, great. But most of the time, it's just messing with the aesthetic, or wrecking perfectly functional things that worked just fine the way they were.

So, with that in mind, here are my thoughts and complaints about Windows 7.

In case this gets long... )

Final verdict? Surprisingly, hopeful. Despite all my bitching, I think that, now that I've made the necessary tweaks, I'll adjust to the new OS okay. I'm just aggravated that it took so much trouble to put things back to normal. =/
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Okay, so the midwest got buried under snow this week. And that includes my little corner of southern Illinois.

It started coming down on Sunday evening, and it was still snowing when I got up Monday afternoon. There was enough that even the main highways weren't cleaned, even by the afternoon. So I worked from home that night. Luckily, by Tuesday afternoon, things were looking better. The roads had been cleared, so I was able to drive to work. Huzzah. Then, later, when I came outside at the end of my shift...It had snowed again. All the sidewalks, parking lots, everything that had been cleared? All covered again. Plus the cars, of course. So that was irritating. And, of course, the highways hadn't been cleaned again yet, so the drive home was a little hairy. Not the worst I've driven in, thankfully, but not fun, either.

Then, today? I look outside, and see the roads have been cleared. Yay. All is well. So I go about my routine, get ready for work. I go outside, get in the car, turn the key, and...nothing happens. My freaking car won't start. I tried a few more times, with the same results. I think it's the battery, and Mom agreed. So, here I am. Working from home, again. I feel so bad, but I know it's really not my fault. Mom said she thinks the battery may have drained because of the cold. (Apparently that's a thing that happens. Ugh.) It's just so freaking aggravating. My car worked fine yesterday. No problems at all. Then, all of a sudden, today it doesn't want to run? Yeah, I know, mechanical things do that sometimes. Still annoying.

So, I'm going to get Dad to try and charge it after he has dinner tonight. It sounds like I may have to get a new one, though. Either way, hopefully, it'll be ready to go by tomorrow.


ETA: Yup, needed a new one! Besides being dead, the old one was pretty corroded. And, I hadn't though of it, but this battery was in the car when I bought it. So, yeah. Old battery plus freakishly cold weather equals bleh.
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My mother worked as a 911 dispatcher for something like thirty years, before she retired. I first heard this from her, but I've found it pretty well holds true, elsewhere as well.


Rule Number One of Dispatch:

Do not say the 'Q' word. EVER.


What's the 'Q' word, you ask? Why, 'quiet', of course. Any time some idiot foolishly says something like, 'Man, it's sure quiet today!', that pretty much guarantees that all hell is about to break loose. It's one of those silly stereotypes that still somehow seem to work out in real life. Kinda like how you never want to say, "Well, it can't get any worse"...because then it will get worse. So you just don't say it. Seriously. Don't.


This post brought to you by my featherbrained coworker who said the freaking 'Q' word on his way out on Saturday. Which, of course, left ME to deal with the idiocy that followed.
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I swear, I go months without posting anything, and now that I've finally written one, here I am again with another, only 24 hours later. XD This time it's work that brings me here.

So, I go in for my shift today. Luckily, I felt okay. A bit run down, but no worse than that. So, yay, right? Well, I walk into my department, and in addition to the guys I usually see when I come in, C is also there. C is the guy who works the early shift, and I almost never see him. He is also the guy they had me training a bit on my nighttime processes, last week. So I see him, and internally go, "Oh, fuck."

Don't get me wrong. I have nothing against the guy, but for one, I really didn't want to have to deal with anyone tonight. And for another...I'm a little peeved about having to train him more. He's nice enough, but he spends a lot of time bitching about our coworkers. It makes me a bit uncomfortable anyway, plus the guy who seems to annoy him the most is E, who has never been anything but nice to me. Now, maybe he's just as obnoxious as C says during the day. I have no way of knowing. But I like E well enough, and I don't really like listening to this guy complain all freaking night.

Plus, he's apparently job hunting as we speak. Obviously, it's his business if he wants to leave, but still. The guy acts like he's got one foot out the door already. (And no, he hasn't actually worked for us all that long.) And they're talking like they want me to train him to be my backup? To cover my vacations and such? Now, I don't mind training someone for that. Not at all. But it just feels like a colossal waste of my time to train this guy, when he's probably going to bail on us as soon as he can. Then I'll have to train someone else. It's just stupid for me to have to do this twice in quick succession.

I'm thinking about talking to T about this, but I don't quite know how to go about it. Just going up to her and saying he's planning to leave makes me feel like a kid running to tattle to the teacher. =P I don't know if he's mentioned his job hunt to anyone other than me, but I'm kinda guessing not. (And why the hell would you tell that to someone you barely know, anyway?) But I really feel that it's a waste of time for me to train him if we know he's not going to stick around. We've got another guy I could possibly train for this, instead. Assuming he is planning to stay, it'd make a lot more sense for me to just train him instead.

So, I don't know. I'm annoyed, but I'm not sure how much I want to push it. We'll see how I feel about it tomorrow, I guess.

*Twitch*

Jun. 28th, 2014 03:22 pm
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Okay, so I'm stuck working on a Saturday, right? That's annoying in and of itself. So I stopped at Starbucks on the way in; I figure if I have to work on my day off, I deserve some good coffee. Even got a bigger size than usual; a trenta iced coffee, rather than my usual venti. Turns out it was a good thing I did. =/

See, as soon as I walk in the door, the folks in dispatch are like, 'omg you're here!'. I glance at my watch; I'm not late or anything. So I go in my department and sit down, and before I've even got my email client loaded, J comes in and says that he needs me to get started with some processes right away. Normally, on a Saturday, it's a little while after I get here before I have to start running things. Turns out that my coworker JN, who worked the day shift today, didn't know how to run the day processes. So nothing had been done.

Yeah. =/ Now this is aggravating, anyway. But seriously...on a weekend like this, there are only two of us working, and only one at a time. This is for one simple reason. There is very little to do. We are here for two things, basically. To run the processes, and to keep a body in the department, just in case someone calls or comes in. So, what the hell he did today, I have no idea.

Then, a little while after I get started, JN comes back in. I'd thought that he'd already left, since he wasn't here when I came in. Also, when I spoke to him yesterday, he indicated that he'd be working the day shift, and then he'd go home when I came in. JN is the coworker who's been lurking around all evening for the past three weeks, by the way. So I'm already thoroughly sick of him. (Nothing personal against him, of course, but I like my solitude.) So I thought that I'd get to at least work my shift today without him hanging around. Now I'm doubting that. He's still here...I'm just crossing my fingers that he leaves soon.

...Now I'm just waiting for our creepy janitor to show up. =/ He also shouldn't be here, but with the way this day's starting, I wonder. Oh, yeah. Did I mention? The female janitor (who I liked) that we got a while back left and so the creep came back. Argh! I am so fucking sick of that guy...I want so much for him to just go the fuck away, and never have to see him again. I'm aware that my attitude is slightly irrational, but I can't help it. He's creepy, and he annoys the living hell out of me.

...And now JN is calling some kind of tech support...on speaker-phone. =/ So now I get to hear the silly robot voice of the automated system and the cheesy hold music. I turned up my iPod, but I can't play it too loud, since I need to be able to hear the phone and whatnot. This is getting a little ridiculous, seriously.


ETA: Thankfully, he ended up leaving before 5:00, so I had most of my shift to myself. Still. Bleh. Oh! And I was chatting with him a little, and he indicated that he expected to be at this for another couple of weeks, at least. Argh!
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I swear...I'm such an anti-social butterfly. =P

One of my coworkers has been working late for the past two weeks; this'll be the third. And it's slowly driving me crazy. One of my very favorite things about working the late shift is that I'm by myself in my department. I like the solitude and quiet. So, having someone else here is kinda wigging me out. And it's not even anything against this guy, personally. I barely know him, but he seems nice enough. I just don't want other people lurking around my little Fortress of Solitude.

And as time goes on, I find myself getting more easily annoyed, and bitchy. Little things will get on my nerves, more than they should. Like how he talks to himself. And he's soft spoken, so I keep starting, and trying to see if he's talking to me, or just mumbling to himself. It's really annoying. (Yeah, I talk to myself sometimes. But I don't do it when other people are around!)

Or the small talk. Honestly, I dislike small talk as a general rule. But if we aren't friendly with each other, and it looks like I'm doing something, then don't interrupt me just to try and make small talk. Like, if I'm reading? Leave me alone, unless it's important. (I always thought the whole 'nose buried in a book' thing was a basic bit of 'leave me alone' body language. Evidently not. =P) Or if I'm tinkering around on my computer, don't ask what I'm doing. It's none of your business, and I really don't feel like explaining it. I know I'm being more bitchy about this than is reasonable, but it just bugs me. It just feels nosy to me, though I know that's not really fair.

Ugh...It's only Monday, but I'm already wanting this week to be over. I had to come in a little early today, so one of the day-shift girls could show me how to do something. Not a big deal, but a little annoying. Then, I looked at the calendar over the weekend, and saw that I'll have to work on Saturday this week, because the Fourth of July is next week. Long weeks are always a drag, and this one kinda caught me by surprise; I usually notice them coming up sooner. So I have to work Monday through Saturday, then I'll get one day off, then I'll work Monday through Thursday. And who knows how many of those days my coworker will be here late. =/ Ugh. I'm going to have to try and rustle up some good entertainment/distraction material. I'm going to need it.

Basically, lots of little things are piling up to make me a bit more whiny and short tempered than usual. Yay. =P
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I am officially on vacation! =D Whoo!

And what am I doing first, you ask? Well...I'm actually remotely logged into my machine at work, waiting to run some processes. ^^;;

Yeah. With the snow we had earlier this week, it threw off a lot of our people, so much that they had to have some of them work on Saturday to make up for it. So, here I am. Once all those people send their orders in, I'll run my stuff. Then I wait for Dispatch to finish their stuff, then I run a couple more things, and I am done.

It's a little annoying, but what can you do. I'm grateful that I'm able to do this from home, rather than having to go in. I really don't feel like going anywhere tonight. =P And I'll be getting paid, so extra hours translates to extra money, which is always nice.

...Is it dinner time yet? Or coffee time? I'm huuuungry~

Ick

Mar. 4th, 2014 12:08 am
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You ever have someone who just freaks you out, for almost no discernible reason? I really hate that. It's such a weird feeling...like, I just get this oogie feeling, but I can't really point to any particular thing that he did that was creepy. It's just like a vibe or something. Which is nice and vague. =P

Besides being weird, it means I can't really complain about it. I mean, if there was something that he did that I could point to and say, "Hey, that's inappropriate!" that would be one thing, you know? I could tell my boss and maybe get something done. But it's just not reasonable to complain and say that I get a bad vibe off the guy.

Hell, sometimes I feel a little bad about it. I mean, like I said...it's not like the guy actually did anything. But I just can't help it. He gives me the creeps and I really, really hate being around him. Bleh.

This random post is brought to you by our creepy-ass janitor.

Argh!

Nov. 21st, 2013 04:50 am
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So...today kinda sucked.

I left to go to work, like usual. I was on time, no big deal. I got on the highway....and barely got out of town before traffic came to a near stop. They were doing construction further on down the way. Which they neglected to advertise ahead of time. Traffic wasn't quite backed up to town, so I couldn't see it before I got on the highway. So, by the time I saw it, I was stuck.

Even then, I thought, okay. It'll be slow for a bit, then things will get moving. Oh, if only. I swear...I drove the entire distance between my town and the town I work in doing no more than 5 mph. And often, at a complete standstill. Thus, a drive that normally takes no more than 10-15 minutes ended up taking an hour. Yeah.

So, obviously, I figured out pretty early on that I'd be late for work. So, when we were stopped, I reached back and started rifling through my purse for my phone. I was going to text one of my coworkers and let them know. I finally found the pocket that I keep my phone in...and it was empty. Yeah. I went off and forgot my freaking phone on the charger. And of all the days for that to happen, it had to pick today. The one day that I actually needed the damn thing. =/

I ended up being 45 minutes late. I'm not sure if my coworkers were mad, or worried, or both. Yuck. Of course I felt bad about it, but still...it really wasn't my fault. I apologized like crazy, but I really couldn't have done anything about it. And since I'm paid by the hour, I had to stay an extra 45 minutes at the end of my shift to make up the time. Ugh.

Oh, and to top it all off? This is only Wednesday. And this is a long week, since Thanksgiving is next Thursday. So that means I'll be working on Saturday. And my schedule will be loopy until the end of next week. Sigh. I'm already feeling worn out, and the week's not even quite half over yet. =P

Geez, this post started out pissed and ended up whiny. That's a little odd. XD

Ugh

Sep. 11th, 2013 06:17 pm
wildvision: (Alice+Oz+Gil - Napping)
...This is seriously not my day. =/

First, I'm sick. Mom's had something since last weekend, and I managed to catch it. Lucky me. So, I decide to work from home. I'm probably contagious, and I really don't feel like sitting at a desk for eight hours, anyway. So I get my laptop out and try to get online. And I can't. Silly thing won't connect our our wireless network. Go back and forth with Dad, trying to get it working. And it's getting later, so I text J to let him know I'm having issues. He says he'll run the first set of processes, that I usually run as soon as I come in. Wonderful. All the while, Dad's fussing with my network connection.

Finally, I end up having to use my desktop. So I remote in, and I'm about ready to get started. Then J gets an error on a process. So we have to wait for him to call A and figure things out. Luckily, it didn't take too long. Still. =P So now I'm running my processes, and hoping that nothing else goes wrong tonight.

...And it's only Wednesday. Ugh. Crossing my fingers that this stupid cold or whatever it is goes away, and fast.
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