Week 2 at an HMO Contact Center

Every once in a while, I take work contracts outside my main careers to push me a little outside my comfort zone or fill in the gaps between larger assignments. So a few weeks ago, genius that I am, I took such a role. It sounded enticing. Fully remote, field a few calls, direct folks…

Molecular what?

So I got this new job. Well, I started working one day a week a few months ago and then last month, I had the opportunity to go full time which I turned down and instead took the job part time. It’s a molecular scientist. I think this is the fanciest title I have had…

My 10-day staycation started today

Well, yesterday really. But it’s 2:38am and I’m atill awake as I have been the last 3 nights. But not even this recent bout of insomnia will stop me from celebrating. 10 days off from work. Thank you Universe. I so need this time. May I use it wisely. I have so so much to…

Week 15: Surviving on music and podcasts

For some reason, this week, my days seem to have zoomed by faster than I can fathom. I arrived at work on what I thought was Thursday to find the parking lot emptier than it usually was. When I looked t at the calendar when I got to the office, it was actually Friday and…

Week 13: In need of R&R.

Don’t want to post much this week. Between too much work and continued bouts with insomnia, I’m in need of R&R. I’ll be back next week.

Week 12: 12-hour Work Days

Wow!, that week just flew by. I didn’t even get a chance to post a single blog not even any of the daily prompts. I’ve been leaving the house about 8am and returning around 8pm. I usually have dinner and head to bed. No exercise, no chores, no writing, no nothing..just work. I hope I’ve…

Week 11: Another week saunters by

So let’s see what happened this past week. Work was a nightmare. It’s not that the job is hard. Truth be told, it’s an easy, pretty mediocre analyst job. The problem is just how fast-paced it is becoming as time goes on. It is near impossible to keep up. We are indefinitely shorthanded and I…

Note to self: be patient with yourself today

It’s sad when it’s the first minute of the first hour of the first day of the work week and you are already tired.. As soon as my alarm went off this morning, I started to feel sleepy. I’m dragging today. I’m going to try and intentionally be patient with myself, tune in into my…

Week 7: We get overworked!

My job involves pre-employment drug testing mostly. I mean there’s other stuff like post-accident, insurance, custody, clinical etc. But mostly it’s pre-employment. Usually, when work gets busy, I feel a sort of pride because I know jobs are opening up and people are getting hired and that’s a good thing. We usually see this type…

Fight or Flee

Today, I feel weary from the efforts of trying to learn from a haphazard training method. In a very regulated workplace, everything I touch, everything I type has my signature, my initials, my something. I’m constantly leaving a paper or electronic trail during my workday. Every flaw is 100 times magnified and broadcast even more…