Today started out cloudy, which was why I was a little concerned that it would rain. No such luck though, as while it remained cloudy for most of the morning (until around noon anyway), there was little accompanying precipitation. Not that it mattered much to us, ensconced in our rather chilly workstations. I swear, our TC seems to enjoy putting the thermostat of the A/C above our bays close to the lowest temperature possible. That’s a fever waiting to happen, you know!
Normally there’d be only two or three of us on the Merchant side of things, but apparently there were more than a few folk on overtime, which resulted in our area being relatively crowded up to around ten o’clock (where normally be left to our own devices before then). Not that I minded any, as more people meant that the queue was more manageable.
Of course, my system was acting up again, so I was placed on the membership queue from the start, but that didn’t stop workforce from putting me into the merchant and CS queue for some reason (and they always seem to time it when our TC wasn’t around to countermand things too). The result? Whenever I got a merchant call, I had to give out the downtime spiel. And since two of us on the team were having issues, and the calls kept on getting routed to us anyway, ah, let’s say that it resulted in a lot of angry Lowe’s store registers.
Another unusual occurrence was how the membership queue experienced a spike in calls around noontime, and this continued well into one in the afternoon. It was really strange, as normally the membership queue flatlined at that point, so to speak.
As for non-work stuff, my father headed back to the province again this morning, so this means that we’re left to our own devices again here at the house. I wasn’t able to ask how long he was staying there this time around, but hopefully he doesn’t do so for a month, or else the end of the month (and the bills that arrive around that time) will be painful, to say the least.