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Weary - Ed's journal
Today I am weary. It's as if everything's harder than it needs to be. As if gravity got turned up a bit. I don't like being weary. Not so much tired, as exhausted. I don't know why this is, but I don't like it. All my muscles ache, and don't work well, and it's not because I've actually done anything today - the height of energetic was walking for 10 minutes to have a look around a new gym, and get rained upon. (The new gym looks quite nice, I've signed up and it's right next to work, which is good)

Work has also decided that time sheets detailing down to the minute what we're doing is a good idea. I'm not so sure I agree. In fact, I'd go as far as saying it's pointless, annoying and actively counter-productive, and if it weren't for the fact my notice period is a month, and this is coming in on Wednesday, I might just quit.

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hedya From: hedya Date: July 7th, 2008 06:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
Dude, you sound like you need an holiday!

The: sit down and mooch or sleep for however long you feel, and never do anything you wouldn't enjoy and recharge your batteries type holiday.

Can I suggest a visit to lastminute.com?
sobrique From: sobrique Date: July 8th, 2008 05:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's an interesting idea. I shall have to see what holiday I have left.
From: lostdreamer666 Date: July 7th, 2008 09:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ask them what the costcode/timesheet entry for 'filling in the fucking timesheet' is.

Or just put all your activtys down as 'misc' and see how long it takes someone to care.

Hang on, if it is down to the minute does that mean you also get a costcode for 'taking a piss and making a cuppa'?
From: lostdreamer666 Date: July 7th, 2008 09:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
ETA(or would be if I could): If you just want to get the hell out of cov, you and join me in a quarry this weekend.

There will be fire, drinking and some landrovers. But you can ignore the landrovers if you want.
sobrique From: sobrique Date: July 8th, 2008 05:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sadly, I have work that needs doing this weekend.
The prospect fills me with joy.
From: dj_rws Date: July 7th, 2008 09:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
You should happily oblidge their request and detail the time spent filling out their timesheets and point out how much it's costing them of your time. Maybe then they'll realise how stupid they are.
mcnazgul From: mcnazgul Date: July 8th, 2008 06:32 am (UTC) (Link)
I would heartily concur with the timesheet filling.

Also, I find putting 'maintenance' for comfort breaks and tea has an amusing effect. When they ask what you're maintaining, point out yourself and ask if they're working call-centre breaks?

If you want total honesty, put down 'reading corporate e-mails' and 'meeting:(subject)'.

Also be sure you put down your H&S alloted screen breaks.

That lot usually shuts them up.
sobrique From: sobrique Date: July 8th, 2008 05:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think the think that annoys me most, is that it's allegedly an efficiency study.

I could give them a list of about 5, well documented things that could make things 'more efficient' around our office. Instead, they get the computer operators to do what a computer would - type out numbers.
jorune From: jorune Date: July 8th, 2008 04:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sorry to hear about your lack of energy and drive. Doubly sorry to hear that you have suffered a direct hit from the management. It's the lack of trust that is galling that you don't record your time well in the first time and the nagging feeling that they will take the new time info and make some bonehead decision with that.

Where's the new gym?
sobrique From: sobrique Date: July 8th, 2008 05:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's over by westwood park. Went there today. It was ok. It's close to work though, so lunchbreaks are viable for visits.
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