?

Log in

No account? Create an account

Previous Entry | Next Entry

Back to the grindstone

It felt weird to be getting back to work today, especially since when I got there, I found that no fewer than three of my co-workers had left during my absence. One I knew was leaving before I went away on holiday, but the other two...one had gotten a better offer, counted up her holidays, and quit as per immediately, and the other, who had been down in the dumps when he was told his job would be outsourced to Bangalore a few weeks ago, had through his network found a position closer to home, and left with a nice lump sum of HP's in his pocket...and another of my colleagues will be leaving as per the 1st of May, to another position within the company.

Jobsworth was actually glad to see me, and was nice to me all day, never even mentioning the fact that I was 10 minutes late coming in as there'd been a pile-up on the motorway and the bus had been delayed because of it.

freakspawn has put up a detailed account of our adventures in her LJ, with pictures, which means I won't have to go over old ground and tell it again from my perspective, although I may do so still later on. Not now though, as I'm tired and want to go to bed...I'm hoping I can sleep through the night as I haven't been able to the last couple of nights. I keep waking up around half past two feeling as if ants are marching up and down my legs. It's the strangest feeling...I wonder if it's one of those after-effects of the sciatica that no one's told me about.

4 More days till Doctor Who!

Tags:

Comments

( 17 Speak Like A Child — Shout To The Top )
anonypooh
Apr. 11th, 2006 10:22 pm (UTC)
I saw the trailer tonight again - 4 days! whoot!
gamiila
Apr. 11th, 2006 10:26 pm (UTC)
's lookin' good, innit?
anonypooh
Apr. 11th, 2006 10:27 pm (UTC)
oh yes1

were those "cat people" he said were evil creatures or something?

noooo

*pets*

puddy tats must be cute!
gamiila
Apr. 12th, 2006 05:17 am (UTC)
Except, of course, when they are ev0l puddy tats...and even then...

Maybe Russell T. Davies is a dog person?
freakspawn
Apr. 12th, 2006 08:10 am (UTC)
glad your first day back wasn't too hard!

Hey, don't let my report stop ya....I wanna hear it from your perspective!
gamiila
Apr. 13th, 2006 05:48 am (UTC)
I'll see if I can find the time over Easter. For now though, work is keeping me busy. There's so much to catch up on after you've been away for two weeks!
vegmb
Apr. 12th, 2006 07:00 pm (UTC)
Wow, what a change that will make in the work environment...especially if Jobsworth continues being nice. (Looks around for the world ending.)

Get some rest, and dream of the doctor. (They are finally showing the last season here.)
gamiila
Apr. 13th, 2006 05:51 am (UTC)
Wow, what a change that will make in the work environment...especially if Jobsworth continues being nice.

It's actually quite scary. I think I almost prefer him to be his usual insensitive self. When he's nice, he's also smarmy and insincere, and it's difficult to know how to respond. ;-)
calove
Apr. 12th, 2006 10:09 pm (UTC)
Going back to work is such a downer.

But glad to hear you had a good time! And yay for yet another pair of shoes.

*rolls eyes*

Still - they are very pretty, and I'd only worry you were ill if you hadn't bought at least one pair :)
gamiila
Apr. 12th, 2006 10:27 pm (UTC)
Cass! You're here! Good to see you! I've been worried about you. Hope you're okay?
calove
Apr. 12th, 2006 10:38 pm (UTC)
'Tis I! New, determined-to-get-a-life Cass :)
gamiila
Apr. 12th, 2006 11:04 pm (UTC)
Get a life...tell me how that goes, will you? I might want to get one myself...
calove
Apr. 12th, 2006 11:09 pm (UTC)
So far it consists of joining a very swish gym, eating sensibly, losing the first of three stone of blubber, catching up with some neglected friends, making a 'me time' pact, coming back to LJ and not worrying about the lack of ability to write Spike (or at least, not worrying much).

It's a start :)
gamiila
Apr. 13th, 2006 05:46 am (UTC)
It's more than that, it's a good start! Sounds like your get-up-and-go which not so long ago you thought had got up and gone has come back to you, and I'm happy for you.

joining a very swish gym, eating sensibly, losing the first of three stone of blubber

After having seen the photographs taken of me during my recent visit to the UK, I've come to the conclusion that that is exactly what I should do, too. How could I not have noticed or cared about the rapid accumulation of all that blubber over the wintertime? I'm deeply ashamed.
calove
Apr. 13th, 2006 08:56 am (UTC)
The get-up-and-go is still a bit reluctant, but I'm kicking it into shape.

How could I not have noticed or cared about the rapid accumulation of all that blubber over the wintertime?

Winter is a bugger for that sort of thing. Plus - you didn't exactly have an easy time of it last year, did you? None of that helps. I'm sure you'll get yourself back to where you feel comfortable again.

Glad to hear Jobsworth is being abit more human toward you, BTW. Long may it last :)
enigmaticblues
Apr. 12th, 2006 11:50 pm (UTC)
What a nice surprise re: Jobsworth actually being nice. Maybe it'll happen more often.
gamiila
Apr. 13th, 2006 05:37 am (UTC)
Oh no, it won't. As one of my co-workers said to me yesterday, it's not that he's just stupid, it's that he's stupid and mean. He'll revert back to type in a day or two.
( 17 Speak Like A Child — Shout To The Top )
Powered by LiveJournal.com
Designed by Tiffany Chow