April 18, 2014
As expected, I didn’t wake up early, and as such avoided getting dragged by my father to the cross-city station of the cross. And it’s a good thing too, as apparently even he had to leave in the middle of it, as not only had it not reached the Manila Cathedral yet, the morning was getting uncomfortably hot.
As for myself, well I spent the rest of Good Friday doing what I normally did during my day off, but this time intersped with entertaining my baby nephew, who now could not only walk around on his own, but is starting to try and open my cabinets and drawers. Hmm, I really need to find a better place to store my Space Marines…
Oh, and despite claims to the contrary, we actually had running water today, which meant all of us were able to take a bath without much issue.
April 17, 2014
As expected, with the onset of Holy Thursday, the poor sods (like myself) who still had work were forced to take the buses to where we needed to go, especially since the MRT stations weren’t open. In my case, this meant that there was a bit of walking that had to be done, as the actual bus stop at Mantrade… was more than a station’s length away. At least I was able to catch a jeepney once I got to Pasong Tamo, but it was a close thing regardless, as I had barely ten minutes to prepare my system before logging in.
The highlight for today was how a group of us were pulled out barely an hour and forty-five minutes into the shift (at least as far as I was concerned) for two hours worth of training. Apparently, the bosses in the US are passing back functions they had taken away before, and they needed the lot of us who were cross-trained to be up-to-date on the latest procedures… Which just really means that we’re getting more work with nary an increase in pay yet again. Urgh.
At least I was able to experience getting my first break done, only to be followed by my lunch break barely ten minutes later. All because, when the refresher training finally ended, our instructor was nice enough to browbeat Workforce into adjusting our break schedules to make up for things.
The rest of the work day passed rather normally after that, though I obviously had to take a bus ride to get home… At which I jumped into bed to take a nap. While the plan was to sleep as long as possible, as my nephew and the rest of the family barged into my (air-conditioned) room, it was hard to do so. Especially after hearing the baby mimicking how I sounded when I snored.
Anyway, father is planning on dragging me to a long station of the cross event that the parish organized, but I’m just liable to just sleep in for the rest of the morning.
April 16, 2014
Somehow managed to get through the middle of the Holy Week. Tomorrow should be slightly more difficult, as there’s no MRT tomorrow, so I’m definitely going to have to wake up earlier than usual, as everyone’s likely going to cram into the buses .
As for today’s shift, pretty much the same as yesterday, except this time I had to finish answering a monthly evaluation exam. That kept me busy during my lunch break, but since I couldn’t be arsed to actually go through the documentation. So trial and error, until I eventually got a 90% score. Heh.
My sister and her baby are staying over from today onward, primarily due to the fact that there won’t be any MRT running until Sunday. Kind of bothered that my nephew cried as soon as I set him down, as he usually wants to walk around, but it turns out that at that point, he just wanted to be carried for a while.
Oh, and apparently we’re going to lose water service for the weekend… Which means no baths from Friday onward. Urgh.
April 15, 2014
I more or less kicked myself in the foot, after playing World of Tanks way past midnight yesterday evening. As a result, when I roused myself from bed barely four hours later, I was obviously not at a hundred-percent. This resulted in me missing breakfast (which meant that the packed lunch I brought with me to the office — squidballs and rice — had to stand in for it), and somehow shambling to the MRT station half-awake. I was lucky though, as since it was the Holy Week, there were few people in line at the right side of EDSA station, which meant that I was able to get a pre-paid MRT card in short order. I did miss the train that was at the platform, but another one came soon enough.
Once I got to the office, I more or less ate my breakfast at my workstation, all the while waiting for my systems to boot up. Kind of funny how I managed to get away with this, but I suppose that security thinks that it’s too much of a hassle to pester me about it. In any case, my system was up and loaded, and all I had to do was wait for the actual start of the shift to log in.
The workday itself was somewhat relaxed. No CS calls, so just merchant and membership calls for the whole day. As with these things, things started to spike once people started logging off mid-morning, but it’s still more manageable than wall-to-wall CS calls. Too bad I wasn’t able to get a nap, as it was one of those rare days where I got assigned two breaks on top of the usual lunch break. Too hopped up on the coffee I brought with me I suppose.
Still, the effects of the lack of sleep caught up with me at the end of the shift, which meant it was literally bedtime the moment I got home and got changed. This meant that the usual Kantai Collection quests that I usually finish by mid-afternoon… are still undone as of the typing of this entry. Heh.
Hopefully the MRT continues tomorrow. It’s going to be harder to get to the office on time with just buses.
April 14, 2014
Well, suffice to say that today at work was relatively relaxed. Not too many calls, and all of them from the Merchant/Membership queue rather than the CS queue thankfully
Will definitely have to wake up early to buy a new MRT card though. Wasn’t able to buy a replacement on the way home.
April 13, 2014
I’ve been functioning for barely four hours of sleep per day for the past few days, and to be honest I’m still surprised that I haven’t broken down yet. It’s just a matter of time though, so before it happens, going to pre-empt it by going to bed early today. It’s not going to make up for all those lost hours, but it’ll count for something. Going to have to skip out on late evening viewings though.
Today’s work day was surprisingly slow, but the fact that I was (mostly) on Merchant and Membership duty likely had something to do with that. Oh, and the fact that I was only forced to answer one CS call today. We still don’t have any replacement headsets yet, so the calls had to be done once more straight from the handsets.
Anyway, time to hit the sack before I get distracted again.
April 12, 2014
Well there goes my plans to finally put down those ideas to print again. As usual, it got sidetracked by anime and games. Hopeless case, aren’t I? And what’s more, I slept late during both of my days off.
I’m annoyed. So much time wasted. Really have to go into isolation to really get anything done.
It’s back to work again tomorrow. Hopefully it’s not going to be wall-to-wall CS calls again, but that’s hoping for way too much.