Recuperation Mode: On

October 31, 2015

Suffice to say that I’ve been making sure to get as much sleep as I could humanly get during the weekend, to make up for the stress the work week had caused. Sheesh. Talk about busy.

Anyway not really much to add, aside from that. Speaking of sleep, time to hit the sack to get even more.


How Quickly It Slips Through The Fingers

October 30, 2015

And I’m not talking about time, though that does feel like it’s flowing through my fingers at times. Oh no, it’s my salary. It didn’t even last a day in my savings account before I had to take out a good chunk of it. Why? Because I’m just a sucker for people who ask me nicely for help, that’s why.

In any case, what’s done is done. All I’m going to have to worry about is getting through this shift. I barely got any sleep this afternoon. Not helped by the fact that I felt the urge to marathon Shimoneta… It looks like caffeine is going to be my good buddy tonight as well.

Sigh. Barely a day into the new cutoff, and I’m already tightening my belt. Annoying.

Anime Watched: Shimoneta 1-12 (marathoned).

Two More Nights Of This (For This Week)

October 29, 2015

First off, our pay dropped early during the shift, with our salaries ready to be withdrawn early in the evening. I didn’t notice this of course, since the BDO ATM was downstairs on the 5th floor, and I hadn’t had any reason to go down there for a while. You bet that I went out and withdrew the money as soon as I got off shift.  Of course, since I had English enhancement training after last night’s shift, it meant that was well after seven in the morning…

With fully half of my pay though set aside for credit card bill payment though, I can’t really be happy this time. 

So continuing on with the trend of the past few days, I experienced yet another night’s worth of doubled call volume. While 40~ish calls might not seem like much for other call centers, when one recalls that, on average, I don’t even get 30 calls on a busy day, and yeah, it’s a surprise that I didn’t get a headache last night. Minor blessing, that one. 

Oh, and the AM called me in to have a talk during the late shift, but it was mostly only to have me explain why I didn’t go to the team breakfast yesterday. Hmm.

Ah, it’s gonna be tight again for the next cutoff, for sure.

Always One After Another

October 28, 2015

It’s the second night, and I can’t really say that I want to get used to this. However with half the team on training, and without team lead or team assistant support for most of the shift (though our TL did drop by after lunchtime), it’s pretty hard regardless. So far there’s been no major screw-up on my part, but I’ve been giving our coaches at Minneapolis more calls for clarification so…

All in all, it contributed to how I looked forward to bed when I got home.

Oh, and we had a meet-and-greet with one of the new executives of our LOB… Of course I just had to skip out on the team breakfast that was held immediately afterward, but eh, it’s not like my reputation for being an anti-social loner could increase any more than it already is.

The baby and his minder dropped by as promised, though a little later in the day than my sister’s usual visits due to her family going out to register for voting for the upcoming election. As a result, they were already here when I finally woke up during the late afternoon.

Anyway, time to get ready for work. It’s payday in a day or so, but I’m more interested with how DST’s going to end at the start of November. If nothing else, it’ll help with going to work, what with the clocks being moved forward an hour.

Expected, But Not Appreciated In The Least

October 27, 2015

The shift last night was… yeah, it was busy. Taking out half the team for certificate training led to the expected consequences, which is to say a backed-up service queue and a lots of headaches for the three of us left on the phones. I actually had to stop for a bit close to the end of the shift because I got dizzy, with a really painful headache on top of all of it. Ugh.

And we’re going to see at least three more weeks of this. I am not pleased. Not even payday in a day or two will be enough to make me feel better about all this. Ergh.

Managed to get more sleep this time around, and while I did wake up again at around noon, it wasn’t as hot, but just as a precaution I turned on the a/c this time. And ta-da, straight sleep through the afternoon. I fear for our electric bill though…

Anyway, here’s to another night at work. I’ll take care to bring headache medicine this time, ahaha.

Always The Best-Laid Plans

October 26, 2015

Welp, I tried, but the noontime heat kind of put a stop to any plans of getting any proper sleep today.  Went to bed at around ten, then promptly woke up at past one-thirty. After that, I couldn’t even get a single wink, and despite trying to tire myself out by watching the English dub of Dragonball Z: Resurrection F plus the Korean historical movie Roaring Current, I just managed to keep myself up even more.

Blargh. Oh well, I guess I’ll have to depend on caffeine again to balance things out for this shift, then get as much shuteye via break as I could. That, and maybe taking a detour to the sleeping area for some z’s before heading home tomorrow morning.

Sounds like a plan. Hopefully it survives the actual reality of tonight’s shift. It is a Monday after all.

All Play And No Work, And It Feels Fine

October 25, 2015

This Sunday was really lazy. That’s all I could say to describe it, really. Despite the fact that I woke up relatively early today, the only real work I did was help prepare food for lunch, and even then it was just something I threw together to complement the leftovers from last night.  Pork and beans and canned tuna aren’t exactly high cuisine, but thrown together with some sugar and spices, and they came together well enough that my father had no complaints this time around.

The rest of the day passed pretty slowly after that. I went and took a nap after lunch, went to church at around five, then spent the waking hours in between watching videos (in this case, week 65 of the Great War, and Extra History: Admiral Yi part V) and the anime downloads I had over the week.

All in all, it was pretty restful, and hopefully most of that energy I recouped carries over into tomorrow.

Anime Watched: Gochuumon Wa Usagi Desu Ka S2.