|Red Drag Diva (reddragdiva) wrote,|
@ 2004-09-07 10:10 pm UTC
All this namby-pamby lefty talk of "work-life balance" completely fails to bring "work-life-commuting" balance into consideration. There's something qualitatively different about a ninety-minute commute as compared to a sixty-minute one. This morning I got up far too early, dropped £91.40 on a new zone 1-3 travelcard, went to Victoria, dropped near on TWO HUNDRED QUID on a monthly to Gatwick and hopped on a really very nice train. Southern appear to be using rolling stock under thirty years old as a selling point. Fine by me, particularly daily. Travelling against the rush hour too.
Reassignment with no particular urgent task is indistinguishable from being a new employee, despite having worked for the company two years last Wednesday. All I've been doing all day and probably all I'll be doing all week is reading pages and pages of training materials on the intranet and doing online tests. It's a plot to get me not to want to read stuff on screens.
I have an induction tomorrow morning at 10am. "Just pretend I'm a new employee."
The coffee isn't as nice as at the customer site.
I left work at 5:35, got home at 7:15 with a pounding headache from staring at screens and took about two hours to recover. I'm sure this will all get better, or maybe I'll kill everyone with axes.