Friday, June 9, 2006

Jun 09 2006

Okay, I’m enjoying a breather at work, so I now have some time to actually write something here.

It’s been a bruiser of a week. Just going non-stop, all day, every day. Evenings, too. I get home and realize that I’m out of, say, eggs. So a trip to the grocery store. Or I have a scheduled phone call with somebody. Or something.

And work…well, I’ve realized that I’ve shifted into a new paradigm at work. My time is no longer my own. I’m in a service job now.

When I started with this company, I was updating documents, which is a highly self-directed job. Sure, documents might come it at any time and I needed to update them, but I got to schedule my time. I could make time for peer reviews and other meetings.

Now that I’m handling builds, I have to respond to other people’s schedules and crises. If someone comes in with a problem, I have to be able to juggle what I’m doing with responding to their work. Which is fine. Just…really tiring.

But I’m feeling better now. Had a good time with my folks last night, mostly talking, and helping them out with some technical problems. I would look forward to a relaxing weekend, except I know I’ll spend much of it working on the server. But…at least I’ll be home.

And I can look forward to my vacation. Oh, probably haven’t mentioned that: I’m taking off Wednesday through Friday of next week, and have basically no plans. Will just stay at home, relaxing, enjoying life. Can’t wait.

Comments:

shadrone Yeah, don’t ya hate it when people at work don’t fill in the paperwork correctly?
Brent LOL

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