Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Real Life Stuff

"If you don't like your job you don't strike. You just go in every day and do it really half-assed. That's the American way." ~ Homer Simpson, The Simpsons

Did you know that Mercury has been in retrograde since Sept.24? Causing general communication, travel plans, appointments, mail and nearly anything technological to go freakin' haywire? It actually explains a lot that has been going on lately. Especially at work.

Last week was crazy, crazy busy. I take a little time off work and come back to over a 1000 work orders in the que. That's virtually unheard of. Besides the unusally high volumes of work coming in, we also had some major system issues preventing us from working effiecently. We had a lot of overtime, all week and on Saturday. It was a very long week..and I was very tired.

This week has been a little better. The volume of orders is now under control. However, what little work there is right now is nothing but crap. Orders that have been touched by several different people, doing several different things, and generally making a mess of them. And also, the system issues persist. Even other companies who we communicate with through their websites have been having issues with their systems.

Today was particularly frustrating. Just general lack of communication. Usually, I'm cool as a cucumber. I can let things slide right off my back. But I found myself becoming increasingly aggitated today with things. I had to walk away from my desk at one point and just take a second to breath. I felt like my head was going to explode. I ended up slapping on my earbuds and cranking the music. I did the best work I could do with the information I had.

I hit the door at 3:30 and left it all behind. Came home to a margarita and a hug from my husband. His hugs can make any day right as rain. Tomorrow is another day. Hopefully, not as crapalicious as this one.

1 comment:

  1. That truly sucks. I'm glad I don't work in an office anymore; I had lots of those days, working for a lawyer.

    Just a thought, though, to temper it all: Many are out of work right now, so despite the stress, remember you are blessed. :)