*Warning! This post is incredibly boring… You still have time to click on the “back up arrow” at the top of the screen! Go ahead, click! No? You silly person… Ok, but don’t say I didn’t warn you! 😉 *
When your head feels like it is clogged like a toilet? And you can’t remember where you’ve put the plunger. Or if you have a plunger, for that matter. I know many of you Lovelies can relate.
I woke up this morning with that very feeling. Thank God, Chéri stayed in bed! So I could sit on the couch by myself, in complete silence, and try to sort the mind clutter a little before the action begins in the apartment.
I hate when this happens, but at least I know why.
The department I work for, has changed a lot recently. To make a long story short, like in every business in the world, efforts were made to reduce staff. Less staff = Less money spent = Good! For the company, that is.
So, obviously, our schedules were changed a bit, so we’d still cover the 5am to midnight shifts, 7 days a week. Same job, just minus one worker. Doesn’t seem terrible, right? The problem is that our department is not a huge calling center. If you have 50 people answering the phone, and let go of one… People will probably not even notice. But when you cut one worker out of a team of 7, things can become problematic.
Oh, of course, we get every other week end off. And “as is” the new schedule isn’t so bad. But there is one thing, bosses seem to have forgotten.
People get sick, go on vacation and sometimes randomly take a day off!
And there is no buffer left in our otherwise “ok” schedule. So if someone doesn’t show in one day, it usually means someone else is bound to either go through a long stretch without a rest, or cutting on what little time off we still have.
That’s a shame, really, because I enjoy doing what I do. I am good at it, my customers like me, and the pay is very decent. But I feel like me and my co-workers are getting burnt out.
I just finished a 9 days straight stretch yesterday night. I should say “another one”, because it has become pretty common.
And that’s why my head feels like a clogged toilet. And that sucks.
But you know what? Talking is the best therapy, and I already feel a lot better… I should just put a warning at the begining of the post to announce how terribly boring it really is! LOL I think I’ll do it. This isn’t, by all means, my most entertaining story, but I think it was necessary to start the day! It is not interesting, informative or even funny, but it really helped me.
So, if you are silly enough to still be here reading, thank you! I appreciate that you sat with me, and listened. Sometimes that’s all we need. Someone to listen…
And now back to our usual programs!