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Originally posted by Rogue
*hugs* I'm sorry it's been such a rough week. Was it steadily getting worse before this whole series of unfortunate events or did the stress exacerbate it?
|Well, just got back (a week ago, really) from a trip to Alaska. We ended up getting COVID during the trip, so we were quarantining. Then had to euthanize our cat. It's all been rough lately. Our cat was pretty much my mom's companion since Dad's death.
Mom's been challenging to spend time around these days. I'm worried she's going the same as her sister much faster than we can prepare for.
|That kinda sucks, I'm sorry that she ruined things a bit.
My busy is all work related... what is sleep and why don't these people take vacations? I would like to be able to relax a bit, ya know.
|Just got back from the pilgrimage to Eastern Europe with my mom, Brandon, and my aunt. It was a GREAT trip, got to see and experience new places, but it was also fucking horrendous because of my aunt.
So, she lives up north by Sacramento, and we hadn't seen her in a while. She had actually invited herself on this trip and Mom was happy to have her. This was meant to be a support network thing for my Mom who's still grieving my Dad.
Turns out Aunt may have dementia and she was a fucking nightmare the whole trip to my mom, then had several "medical emergencies" on the plane-ride home for attention. The cherry on top was when we got back to the states and she attempted to wander off and then called security on me at LAX baggage claim saying I was some strange woman who was harassing her. . . . *Sigh*
Anyway, got to wander around Krakow, Prague, Vienna, and Budapest before we got to the more heavily religious stuff in Bosnia. Still ran away to go hang at waterfalls while everyone prayed.
Just wish Mom had gotten to have more fun.
|Well, I ended up quitting the "fun" job because of all the bullshit regarding worker's comp. They were unwilling to remove my points I'd accrued due to the injury I sustained DOING A JOB FOR THEM, and THEN acted upset that I was going to be asking for time off for a trip with my widowed mother that my dad WOULD have gone with her on.
Manager (paraphrased, but almost verbatim what they said in different order): "When was it again? May? THAT'S GRAD NIGHT TIME! We're going to be so busy!! But yeah, you've got 30 points right now and those aren't going to fall off until December, so you better watch it. Tee-Hehehe."
Uh-huh. Waaaay to make this decision to leave SO MUCH more painless. Making me choose between spending time with my mom or working myself into the ground without pause? Wooooo!
So yeah, I'm back to one job. And my boss is fucking another co-worker, but at least this isn't like the last time. Good god that was rough.
Originally posted by Rogue
*all of the hugs*
You make sure to fight for your rights regarding that injury. Be sure you file for Workman's Comp if you have not already, since it was on the job, and document everything. The fact that they are threatening you with disciplinary action when you got hurt on the clock and they are legally responsible for your injury is utter bullshit. Knee injuries are no joke, and if they won't make accommodations so you can heal you should be able to go after them. Have you had it scanned yet? It sounds like something got wrenched in there pretty badly.
On my end, work is getting super busy because of the end of the year again. I'm not doing 13 hour days anymore like last year, but I did put in 3+ hours of OT on Friday just to make sure I got a project done.
Holiday stuff has been... interesting. One of my nieces and her fiance are holdouts on the vaccine (we've tried to convince them, nothing works) so it makes gatherings fun since they either need to get tested right before or not show up. So far they are willing, but it is just fucking stupid.
|I hurt my knee at work. Annoyingly on the FIRST DAY I was back from my personal leave of absence for my dad's passing. Now I'm on restrictions and having to go through shit with calling out and hoping to not trigger disciplinary action for the number of points I'm racking up. This is such bullshit.
My knee is not great, but I'm able to walk. It, however, buckles when walking up or down stairs and has irritatingly random leg cramps that make it impossible to stand sometimes.
I've been crying about Dad every now and then.
Spent the weekend with family for Thanksgiving. That was good.
A year ago, I was going through therapy and not able to do what I've been able to this past year. I've been back to work, but I've also had to overcome grief and dealing with bureaucratic nonsense without my Dad in my corner any more.
This new variant does have me nervous, but more about my upcoming plans being ruined AGAIN.
|I'm going through some shit. My dad died less than a month ago. My mental health is being put through its paces.
|Good luck, boss man! They're giving you fucked up hours and you gotta do what's best for you, especially your mental health.
Speaking of which, I had my first day off today where I didn't have to go to either job, for the first time in over a month. What's a "weekend"? I don't know her. *Insert awkward, smiling sweat drop emoji*
Thank god for therapy, though. I'm at the stage where seeing people without masks right next to me is becoming a constant occurrence, but yeah, I've been sporting an N95 most of the time. Still, I couldn't have done this even six months ago.
|Well I did the thing, of quitting my job, without a real backup plan.
Will be fine for the first month but hopefully I land on my feet soon and somewhere better.
Until then I'm relaxing, while taking up a Python course at Udemy along with a book.
|Yeah, I was originally told I'd probably get to transfer back "within or sooner than 9 months!" You have to do 9 months in another department to transfer around again the company, even during that COVID shuffle I guess...
Well my former department seems to be in shambles and has lost more clients, they got rid of all temps they had, more full time people are either quitting or transferring. I'd think maybe that opens a slot for me to return, but I keep in touch with a few people over there and still hear nothing.
I could try to advance where I am now or transfer somewhere else... but after taking a week off and a lot of introspection, I'm just done with this place. For 5 years I've worked Tue-Sat and I know my social life took a huge hit because of it (never felt up for hanging out Friday's). Now I'm on this overnight schedule too and ugh...
tl;dr, I don't think I want to be anywhere in this company anymore. I'm done. Going to try my best to give a good two weeks and not burn this bridge, but yeah haha. I've got a few recruiters I'm talking to and the job market seems to be bouncing back, so I'm sure I'll find something this summer and get back on a normal schedule. And hopefully a company that doesn't have constant OT or weird schedules. Please...
Originally posted by Xeoman
Honestly, that is how I felt when I transferred to the Sam's Club out here in California... it seemed to time itself perfectly to them fucking over the departments that I was in. At least I was able to give my old coworkers a warning so they didn't get blindsided. That was the longest year of my damn life, I swear.
I hope you find something better suited for you... or at least with better hours. Overnight shifts absolutely suck.
|Wait, the way I wrote that makes it sound confusing...
I was going into work at 3:45am, since last July.
Now they're moving my starting time to 1am.
So I'm not working 22 hours or whatever haha.
But yeah, I've been on "vacation" this week while trying to make the adjustment, getting up at 10-11pm and this is just depressing as hell. Not to mention being in a second story apartment, I feel like I have to tiptoe and use headphones for 70% of my day now.
We were all told we could probably transfer back in 9 months or sooner. Well that certainly didn't happen.
It's weird since in the past I was the one to leave jobs on my terms. But this, getting shoved out of my old department that I liked, and for some reason hanging onto this crappy position for nearly a year now... ugh. Hope I find something new this summer.
Seriously looking into getting into coding and or IT now as well. I feel like I've kind of hit a wall with my resume and skillsets otherwise.
Originally posted by Xeoman
Jesus, is that even legal?! Holy shit!
Originally posted by Xeoman
Yeah, FUCK. I don't blame you.
|Hoping I find a new job soon. Current one is making me go from 3:45am to 1:00am now, so more of a true third shift. Not a fan...
|I did my first week back at the center. I did all right, but yeah, most of everyone doesn't wear their masks at all, even though they're supposed to.
I'm about to be pretty busy again with no weekends. *Sweat drop akward smile emoji* ;P
|I wrote to my boss at the center to let him know I think I'll be ready to return to work next month after my dad and Brandon's vaccines would be in effect. He's desperate for help, I guess, since some people have left and that one co-worker passed away.
|Excellent! I heard it's like a 94% effective rate. You should be good.
|I got my second vaccine shot a few weeks ago, so hopefully it's fully effective now, and Brandon's heading back to work either this week or next.
|"Not Much To Report" is pretty much the rule of the day.
I'm still housebound, but terminated from therapy (because they do not feel I need it any more, so "terminated" is a good thing in this context.) Self-imposing exposure therapy has been OK, but I hit a snag here and there sometimes. Going outside felt like I was re-teaching myself how to walk and talk.
These days it's just streaming things, sending cards in the mail, cooking, and ... waiting.
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