August 3, 2015
I started my schedule readjustment really early today. Of course, all that really means is that I woke up late evening, and tried to stay awake through the early morning so that I would be tired enough to go to sleep by around ten. It sort of worked out, but that was probably because I needed to drop by my bank anyway, and the branch that was in the neighborhood opened up at nine.
After I had finally deposited what I had needed to deposit in the bank, I was pretty much done. Breakfast of pandesal and the tuna spread my sister cooked up over the weekend, it was straight to bed for yours truly. And there I more or less remained until about six in the evening.
As one might gather, that’s more than enough sleep this time around to see me through at least the first half of the shift. Speaking of which, it’s another week of competence assurance, and I have to focus again on my calls. Last week was bad enough, but getting delayed at the comp ass phase any longer than necessary can’t be good for my performance evaluation. Ugh.
So yes, this means that I have to focus again on my calls and hopefully not screw up both these and the cases I have to submit.
August 2, 2015
Whoops, it turned out that my late-night snack went too far, and I woke up this morning to a whole lot of annoyed sister. Apparently I had thoughtlessly ate her portion as well… Shows how much of a pig I’d become during weekends. Ugh. In return, to make it up for her, I had to buy a week’s worth of hopia for our grandmother to snack on during afternoons for the duration of her stay at our home.
That said, pretty slow Sunday overall for yours truly. Though less on the gaming side, and more on the manga-reading and anime-watching side. For example, I binged on Flying Witch. It was great, and very recommendable if one is looking for a relaxing slice of life series with some supernatural bits.
Anime Watched: Wakaba Girl, Rokka no Yuusha, Working S3.
August 1, 2015
No question, I was quite tired once I got home from work. I didn’t even make any excuse — once I got changed, I jumped into bed, and slept through most of the day. To give you an idea, I got up at seven in the evening, that’s how long I slept. And while it managed to reinvigorate me somewhat, it also meant that I managed to lose most of my Saturday in the process. Sigh.
So here I am, trying to use most of the evening to do stuff I’d normally do during daytime. Which is to say, catch up on my reading and anime-watching. While it isn’t exactly too far off from what I’d normally do, this time around I certainly didn’t mean for things to turn out like this. Yikes.
And now it’s almost midnight… and I’m craving take-out from Jollibee. I’m such a weekend slob.
July 31, 2015
Last night’s shift went somewhat well, but I can’t afford to lose my focus. Last day in the work week and all. So like last night, need to keep in mind to avoid unsure language and verbal filler. Ugh, projecting confidence irregardless of your own feelings is hard.
That aside, the shift itself was somewhat mundane. Unlike my teammates, I didn’t get any weird calls, though due to some system issues I had to quickly get reacquainted to doing transfers manually via mainframe. Yeesh.
Of course this meant that I was mentally drained once I got home. I was able to play Kancolle surprisingly, but I didn’t last long, and just went to sleep. Turned on the a/c just to make sure I had a comfortable rest, though I eventually had to turn it off during mid-afternoon, as it started to rain hard.
Funnily enough it wasn’t raining when I finally woke up early evening. Oh well.
Anime Watched: Gakkou Gurashi.
July 30, 2015
It was payday today, and while I technically was able to withdraw my money last night, I was only able to deposit the money into my savings this morning. It was a bit of a relief too, as it was a surprisingly large sum, and honestly I’m not too comfortable carrying around that much money. The temptation to spend it is just too great.
I’m bit of a pickle at the office, as I was given a talk-to by my supervisor yet again before I was allowed to go home. Long story short, I definitely had to shape up, but at least I knew which weaknesses I work on, first and foremost being my tone of voice. Frankly, I’m not a confident speaker, and the moment a client even spots a hint of hesitation, well… Anyway, that and vocal fillers. So that’s what I’m going to watch for tonight.
Needless to say, I wasn’t really able to sleep soundly as a result. On the bright side, it rained rather hard during the afternoon, so at least it was cool and not uncomfortable.
Now I’m crossing my fingers that the cases I submitted yesterday turn out okay… Can’t really afford any more errors this week.
July 29, 2015
As usual, things were going too well… Yesterday’s news was devastating, to say the least. Out of the four cases I submitted the previous day, three of them turned out to be errors. This means that, in one fell swoop, I landed myself in the “most definitely needs review” spot, meaning that I have to extend my Comp Assurance period. Ugh.
It’s so aggravating. All the more because I know it’s my fault. Too careless. And what’s more, my supervisor is now on my case due to how long it takes for me to do research information on a call.
Needless to say, my morale’s plummeted. All I can do now is… make sure that I don’t make any more major screw-ups.
On the bright side, we might be getting our salary tonight, so there’s at least something to look forward to.
July 28, 2015
There were a lot of calls during last night’s shift, far more than you’d expect for a Monday. Thankfully, at least as far as I was concerned, few of them could be really seen as complex, and leaned heavily towards the transaction side of things.
Our debrief at the end of the day was different as well, as it was officiated by a different coach. Most of the team was on their toes of course, especially when said coach started asking for references to specific knowledge-base articles relating to our calls. Yeesh.
So yes, I felt beat once I finally got home. Once more I passed on the usual Kantai rituals, and just went to bed. I woke up at around noon, turned on the a/c, then fitfully tried to go back to sleep for the rest of the afternoon.
Only when I woke up again during the late afternoon did I give attention to those daily quests I ignored during the morning.
Anyway, I’m hoping for a much slower day today, if nothing else.
Anime Watched: Non-Non Biyori Repeat, Prisma Illya 2wei Herz.