August 27, 2016
I pretty much slept through Saturday. It sounds old-hat at this point, but I was pretty much mentally exhausted by the time I got home. I didn’t even have patience for my nephew’s shenanigans; I just wanted to be done with things and go to bed.
Which means that I slept through the afternoon and most of the evening again. On the bright side, I’m fully rested now… Which is just as well, as I’ve got a mountain of laundry to go through.
The only other thing of note I’ve had issues with today is my internet, which I’ve had problems with. It turns out that one of the ethernet cables wasn’t seated properly, so that was fixed soon enough.
Here’s to hoping that the rest of the day tomorrow will be sunny, so the laundry’d dry for a change.
August 24, 2016
It was yet another exhausting day at the office. It wasn’t really physically tiring, but I still wanted to go and sleep almost immediately once I got home. And while I didn’t quite doze off at once unlike the other day, I was still asleep by mid-afternoon. In fact, my sleep was only interrupted when my uncle arrived, as I’d be hard-pressed to ignore the ringing of the house’s phone anyway.
The weather’s still bipolar as usual, as it was really hot when I got home (hence the need to turn on the a/c again), but it also apparently rained hard… Though not hard enough to wake up up fully. Hmm… The rains really don’t bother me too much, unless it’s pouring torrents while I was on the way to work.
It’s the hump day to the week, which means that there’s only just a few days until the weekend. Just need to hang on until then, I guess.
August 23, 2016
Since we didn’t have an pre-endshift coaching period, many in the team today experienced calls that extended them far beyond the scheduled exit times. Sad to say, I was one of these unfortunates, with my last call balooning into an hour and a half plus monster that even one of my mentors was hard-pressed to resolve, and was forced to schedule a technician dispatch to do something about it. It was frustrating, to say the least.
Needless to say, I was in no mood to even eat once I got home. I got changed, turned on the a/c (it was warm as usual), and turned on the tablet to some youtube videos, and gradually fell into an exhausted slumber.
And that call technically isn’t done, since we have to call the same customer back to assure her that, yeah, a technician’s on the way to help her out soon. Ugh.
August 22, 2016
It’s a start of a new work week, but I’m not so confident this time that I’m going to be able to start it right. After all, I went to sleep a bit later in the afternoon than I’d have liked. As a result, I’m wondering if I should try to squeeze in more sleep, until the scheduled time that the alarm on my phone rings anyway.
It’s been pretty warm for a Monday, almost as if it were summer again. I had to spend most of my time cooped in my room, with the a/c on as a result, as it was uncomfortable otherwise. Not that it helped get me to sleep any quicker though, as I have a feeling that the comfortable coolness kept me awake instead of lulling me into slumber.
Anyway, it’s close to the end of the month again, and so here’s to not losing focus on the calls.
August 21, 2016
It’s been pretty chill for a weekend, all things considered. My father dropped by for some reason, but without my sister’s kid this time around, probably due to how he’d be too much of a handful to watch over if it rained on the way. Which it did, while I was on the way back from the office.
I pretty much slept through Saturday, and after the usual late-evening laundry, through a bit of Sunday as well. Though once I woke up, after breakfast my attention was focused on Kantai Collection again. The clock was ticking on that event timer, after all, so I spent most of my day first farming for a certain Italian aircraft carrier.
Well, that was easy enough…
It took 21 S-Ranks on Easy difficulty to finally get her, but I suppose that’s far less than what I’ve heard some other players experienced. I went straight to clearing the stage on Hard after that, though it still took me the rest of the evening to accomplish. It wasn’t too nightmarish, though the stage was a bit onerous, as one run took more than seven minutes to complete. Buh.
Well there goes my Singapore trip…
We’re not done yet, not by a long shot.
I had to stop myself from jumping straight into the Extra Operations, as there was still a bit of time (9+ days) before the event ends, meaning I could still use the time to stockpile on fuel and ammo, especially after hearing about the ridiculous resource drain trying to clear that stage on Hard. Yeah, I want to be as prepared for that as much as I could be.
August 20, 2016
It’s payday today, and while it was something that gave relief to many of my co-workers, in my case I couldn’t feel relieved at all. This was because I knew already beforehand that I wasn’t going to be able to enjoy the fruits of my labors (ha!), as fully 80% of it will go into paying my credit card bill, before it goes out of control again.
On the plus side, I’ve now managed to bring it down to somewhat tolerable levels, but it also means that I’m going to have to tighten my belt for the next two weeks. Right.
Oh well, at least with my submission of the updated form 2316 the tax I’ve been getting shouldn’t be as high anymore, as it’ll finally correct my taxpayer segment. That’ll make the next payday somewhat more tolerable.
August 18, 2016
While it’s still technically our Thursday shift, since we start during Friday morning we’ve been told by one of the older hands in the team to expect our pay to drop during the day. This is apparently because of how the payday just so happened to be a Sunday this time around. I’m a bit skeptical, but I won’t complain if we do get our pay sometime during the shift.
I was a bit thankful that it was sunny for a change, as it meant that my laundry would finally get their chance to dry out. And when I finally got home, I was doubly thankful to my uncle, as he had moved the laundry out of the shade of the house out on to the clothesline again. I went and made sure that I brought the clothes (which had mostly dried out) into the house before I went to bed though, which turned out to be a good thing, as it started raining hard during the late afternoon again.
It’s almost the end of the work week again, but I can’t afford to slack off any at work. Doubly so since we’re gradually losing the pre-shift coaching sessions, which means that we get calls almost as soon as we log in. All I ask is that I’ll have enough energy left for the weekend, as the house seriously needs cleaning at this point.