Not That Much Of A Surprise

April 12, 2017

It was really busy yesterday to say the least. A lot of calls, likely from customers wanting things to be done before the Holy Week hits its stride. It was a stroke of luck that I was scheduled forty-five minutes worth of training time yesterday, as I was able to use it to catch my breath. It also segued into my last break too.

Didn’t go home early yesterday. I had to swing around to Quezon City and drop by an acquaintance at the Heart Center. After catching up on old times I finally got home during the late afternoon. Let’s just say that neither my sister nor my dad were thrilled about that slight detour.


Critical Work Days

April 11, 2017

It’s been quite a bit since I last made an entry, and let’s just say that things were a lot more busier than usual. That, and those physical pains… Let’s just say that I’m happy I’m not walking with a limp, on either of my feet.

In any case it’s a new week, and as intimated by the title of this entry, the next few days are considered critical work days by the company. Which means absences are a no-no.

Oh and I didn’t have any Japanese class earlier, so I was able to use most of the day to rest and prepare for the upcoming shift.

Not Improving

March 24, 2017

Although it hasn’t affected my ability to answer calls any, the pain in my right heel hasn’t gone away. Could it be high uric acid again? Regardless of the cause, my walk has pretty much turned into a limp. A visit to the doctor sounds really good right now…

That said its close to the weekend, so I could use that to rest and recover a little. I hope.

Not Fun For Walking

March 23, 2017

My right heel’s been stiff and aching since yesterday, and despite sleeping it off it doesn’t seem to be getying better. I had to take a painkiller to be even able to put some weight on it, but even then the best thay I could do is walk with a very obvious limp. It gets annoying really quick, let me tell you.

It’s not stopping me from going to work, mind you, but it’s going to be awkward moving around the work area this shift, for sure.

Not As Great A Start

March 22, 2017

Despite my best efforts, I still wound up getting late for work by around thirty minutes. It was very confusing too, since as far as I reckoned I was actually an hour early to the office; it turned out that I was already late at that point. Let me tell you, the verbal dressing down I got was not pleasant.

That aside, the workday was surprisingly slow for a Monday shift. Normally the calls would be queueing to the rafters, but that time around we were actually experiencing avail times. Hmm, go figure.

Oh and one more thing. My right heel’s gone stiff and aching on me again. I’m not-quite limping as a result, which is all sorts of awkward, but it hasn’t stopped me from going to work today. Though I guess it’ll make going to and from the pantry a trial on its own…

And one last thing — it was payday yesterday, and while it was nice to have money in the bank again it was also sobering to find out that, after deducting the expected bills I needed to pay at the end of the month, I have barely 4000-odd pesos of savings to tide me through until the 6th. Definitely not pleasant…


March 15, 2017

I had to cancel this Friday’s doctor’s appointment. This was because, as I wasn’t able to reserve it as a PTO, it would have counted as an absence, which is the last thing the team needs right now. So I pretty much had to head to Makati Medical as soon as my shift was over, just to have my appointment cancelled, if not rescheduled.

And rescheduled it was, to May 9 in fact. That leaves me plenty of time to plan for it, at least as far as leave reservations go.

Now with that aside it’s back to worrying about the rest of the work week again, ahaha.

An Hour Backward

March 14, 2017

It’s the start of DST in North America, which means it’s another slight adjustment in schedule for us in the call center industry — an hour back to be exact. It sounds rough, doubly so in my case, as I have class on Mondays.

That said, as my instructor was absent, I was able to get home early, which meant that I was able to get a decent amount of sleep. Two extra hours make a whole lot of difference, let me tell you.

Anyway, it’s the start of a new week, so better start it on the right foot.