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like, really. it just takes so feckin much outta me, and then i have to go and pretend to be all cool and calm. oy vey.
I just don't want to go back there. EVER.
im looking forward to being out and about more.
I made a massive dick out of myself at the Christmas party, and I haven't showed my face since.
I am hoping people have forgotten, or at least forgiven.
Put it this way I woke up with a black eye, cut lip and complete memory loss.
you'll be fine...
i think people (even though it's sexist) let women off about that sort of thing more than guys. And anyway, everyone is so wrapped up in worrying about themselves, no one notices anyone else really. Think about it - a mate of mine supposedly acted like a div at our christmas thingy, but noone really recalls. And more importantly, no one could care less. You'll be fine.
(i've just lowered the tone, haven't i? darn)
now, i'm off out to drink as only an irishman can (then i'm finished for a good while i reckon)
no. not really.
a disjointed and delayed cross-country train for a midday boxing day start.
then completely and utterly fuckered beyond belief for a 9am start on new year's day (after hosting a party at my place the previous evening and having to leave the assorted body-debris to their own devices).
i miss virgin megastores. even though it was a crap shop, it was the best job i've ever had.
i'm dreading wednesday. mostly because of the physical effects of cheese and alcohol withdrawal.
both years, we were given a choice of working either boxing day or new year's day.
both years, i chose to work boxing day, only to find out a week or so before christmas that there was no public transportation that day and so no way for me to get to work :D
I'd been away for longer than two days.
As for the party, I agree with drake. People forget pretty quickly. Prepare yourself for a ribbing and respond with a gracious smile, but don't be drawn into extended banter. Least said, soonest mended, in these kind of things. If you're worried about any kind of reprimand (I don't know how bad it was but remember you said something aboout waking in office next day? Nice work, I approve) then please don't worry. If it happens, it happens, and you can't stop it. You can minimise it by being extra shit hot at your job,
You should charge!
But otherwise I'm not that fussed. Only in the office for 3 days next week anyway.
I genuinly do most of the time.
And I'm normally pretty optimistic about it. I would also go stir crazy if I didn't have some kind of routine, and would probably end up one of those old ladies with no teeth and yellow fingers, who sit in the corner of Old Men pubs, playing dominos and muttering (there's a fair chance this will happen anyway). I loved lazing around with family over xmas and just wish it had lasted longer. Also, I think January brings out the worst in me, but I'm going to plan some fun things to do for the rest of the month.
And even if everything I've said is lame, I reckon even people who have their dream job will now and again feel a bit PAH about the mundanity, because even the most amazing, exotic things become familiar after a while, and it's idealistic to think otherwise. I'm at a much later stage of life than you, however, and would encourage you to keep your idealism for as long as possible, because you will achieve more.
This sounds fucking patronising. Sorry man. GOD I FEEL OLD TODAY.
it's not the "urgh, WORK" i dread, it's more that a MASSIVE fuckup occurred shortly before xmas holidays and there's bound to be fingers pointed and voiceboxes turned up to eleven all over the show it's gonna be wile
Can non-smokers take breaks too? If so, try and get out for a brief walk. Or even just get away from your desk? When I first gave up I noticed that I missed the fresh air and change of scene as much as the nicotine. Well, almost.
just cos i have to get as many shifts in as i possibly can for the next couple of weeks, and if i don't i'm gonna be stuffed for feb. ho hum.
so at least its on the horizon
I'm not looking forward to it, but it won't be too bad. Probably I'll spend the morning talking to workmates and procrastinating, then spend the rest of the day dragging something out until home time.
Might not go in.
Not having a job isn't as fun as it was 2 months ago when I still had money :(
Still, got Berlin and Lake District coming up this month so I guess that's something to be happy about.
And having good hair and being normal and having a job
shit i'm so embarrassed i wouldn't have taken part in this thread if i'd known you didn't have a job
I didn't get sacked though, it was only a 6 month thing.
when you know that you're finally going to be shot of the place in either three or five months time.
Backlog of work built up, manager away, someone left before Christmas so their work needs to be covered while the new guy is trained up (which I think I have to do a fair bit of) ... Not hugely looking forward to it, but my job seems fine most of the time so shouldn't complain.
This will be a reality tomorrow!!!
I can feel the first stirrings of anxiety hitting me about now. To try and offset this, I've just logged in and checked my emails and things seem to be mostly under control so that makes me feel a bit better.
Although I don't wish it on anyone, I'm almost glad to see that it's not just me that gets twitchy about going back to work in more than just a 'oh well, back to work LOL' kind of way.
And so my bank holiday monday can resume :)
First stop is at the office, where we are going to erect my fabulous new telescope :D City workers be warned- PO is watching you!
Then we are off somewhere fabulous for lunch, assuming anywhere is open!
I didn't bother going in.
to deciding today is sleeping in till 2 day (to be fair, i was travelling for 11 or so hours the day before) and wondering what to do with my life