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The Grand Disappearance

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I disappeared for a little bit – about two weeks.  I have been fighting a fever that just was hanging around for some reason.  All I wanted to do was sleep, but unfortunately my life does not permit sick.  I still went to work, school and of course being a mom is a job that there are simply no days off permitted.

I didn’t have any of me left.  I was uninspired, tired and overwhelmed.  Adding to that was the additional hours at work because of my co-workers unfortunate accident while sledding with her children.  She basically broke her back, but some aspects of her job needed to be temporarily reassigned until her return.  Let me tell you…..I work quite a bit as of late.

School is in full swing.  In fact, yesterday I had one exam that I think I performed at a C level, which is distressing.  I went blank when I started taking the test for some odd reason.  Not sure why.  Tomorrow I have another test.  I still have yet to study and here I am still sitting at work trying to knock out tasks that have been sitting on my desk for a long time.  I am trying to get rid of the overwhelming and that I will do between today and Friday.  It is not a matter of getting overtime, funds or the tasks themselves.  It is about loosing some stress and getting a good handle on things.

I have pushed to get some things automated.  Friday I get to do some testing of one of the job functions I have that a utility has been written to perform.  Anything manual that I can have automated, I am targeting.  This is a first step to freeing up time, creating a higher level of accuracy and more efficiency.  Not just for me, but for the company I work with and for my co-workers as well.  Everything we do has a ripple affect on other people.

At any rate, I will be posting more.  I am feeling better.  I am determined and refuse to give up on my goals or myself.  Sometimes, its just getting to a starting point.  Other times its just removing distractions.  However it must be done, the thing I am learning is that it is different for everyone.  Some of us just do not work from a manual.  We are the renegades and so as I figure it out….there will be one more renegade plan ready for everyone.  LOL!

Until next time!

Written by neomav

February 16, 2011 at 7:46 pm

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