Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Burning out

Even though I'm scheduled to lose my job in a month or so, and even though I'm supposed to be maintaining a blog that reposts all sorts of information for those of us who have lost or will be losing our jibs, I'm feeling remarkably unprepared for what's coming.

Much of that has to do with the work schedule.  Almost since the day my house was robbed, I've been putting in overtime.  One or two days a week, leaving me with, at most, two or three days off at a time.  One of these days immediately follows a night of work, so it's really a "recovery day" - I spend most of it sleeping.  (If my days of overtime are not contiguous with my work days, I may actually have more that one "recovery day" to deal with in and period of days scheduled off.)

This makes it difficult to do anything productive on your days off, in addition to doing all the normal chores that most people who don't work twelve-hour schedules take for granted and do on their afternoons and evenings.  Overtime demands also make it difficult to schedule things (like, say, job interviews) on your off days - how can you commit to a date if you don't know whether or not you'll be required to work on that day?  Add on top of that the fact that every once in a while I just want to do absolutely nothing on my day off.

In a few weeks, I'll have all the time in the world to conduct a job search, and schedule interviews, and do all sorts of stuff.  Heck, I'll even have time to paint and mow my lawn and do yard work and all those concrete projects that I've neglected for so long.

Too bad by then it will be the dead of Winter.

1 comment:

christine said...

another monkey - good luck on your job search. really enjoyed visiting with you and your mom at the kanjorski rally in nanticoke.
carol hasnt washed her hand since she shook hands with president clinton.
hope to meet up with you again in the future.