The Work Thread

Seven weeks of 60hr Nights completed ...or should I say, survived. A fucking war of attrition towards the end there, my online shoppers.

So finished my Q4 stint with the IT Dept and its given me a taste for a return to my techno support skillset. Hmm? Back in the Photographic Studio doing the donkey work on night shift but at least it's capped at 40hr/4 day weeks for a few months. Crap minimum wage but IT paid for Xmas and cleared my bank troubles. A good oppertunity that may open doors in future. The next 6 months will tell.

Oh, and I got myself a wicked new hi-viz coat for my bike commute; super dayglo orange and silver, light enough to wear over my leathers and waterproof too. Bonus.

04:15 towards the end of another night shift. It's all too hard to shape a life around these hours!

Having requested a move to day shift my manager turned me down due to 'business requirements', so I then applied for another temp IT Dept post ...and he failed to submit my form. I spoke to the HR Dept and the IT Manager and they accepted my application, but it's not good when you have little to no confidence in your own manager.

So after a few weeks of physical suffering - fatigue, tiredness, early morning sickness etc, I've tonight submitted an official request form, via the HR Dept for a move to Days. They have a weekly meeting on Friday and they'll ensure my manager completes his part of the form before that.

Here's to hoping I get back to a day routine, affording me more energy and enthusiasm for life. Nights is unhealthy for body and mind. Bugger the lower wages, we'll just have to manage.

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