Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Meet a New Sesame Street Character: Jennifer the Grouch!

Okay, folks. Holiday weekends are nice. They really are. But they really bite when you come back to work to find that a certain engineer with whom you clash to begin with decided to do a lot of overtime over the weekend, and dumped a whole lot of projects on YOUR DESK to be done IMMEDIATELY (his instructions) when you get in. Then you have the fact that the boss man decided to switch out two office computers, expecting you to rehook them to the network and do all those nice little things that makes the new computer have all the old computer's files on it, ready to go and work just as the previous computer did. Except, gee, I'm sorry David. But I'm not trained on that aspect of computers. No where, anywhere did my job description say anything about networking, importing/exporting files, etc. etc. So I can't help you with this one!

Add to that the fact that Jamie spent the night at Papaw's last night, which meant I couldn't sleep. I remember falling asleep somewhere around 3:48. Then I had to get up at 7. Lack of sleep doesn't make my brain work any better here, people! And then to have all that stuff that needed to be done immediately on my desk, well, let's just say I had to put myself in time-out lest I explode. I like my job, I really do, but sometimes I feel like I'm being taken advantage of. Then other times, I feel like my job is way too easy. Guess I should make up my mind, huh?

Maybe I should look for a new job. I know! Maybe I could be the new character on Sesame Street. I'd be Jennifer the Grouch or something like that! I could be Oscar's love interest - but then he'd decide that I was trying to take Slimy the Snake away from him, and he'd get all jealous and we'd argue, then I'd leave the show. Seriously, though. I am looking into other jobs and places to work. It's still in the future (after I get at least my bachelor's), but I figure I need to start exploring other cities now. I've said it before, and I'll say it again - I want out of San Antonio!

Anywhoo, I just had to vent before I exploded. I'm supposed to be working on a report right now, but I just had to blow off some steam before my heart galloped out of my chest. So thanks for letting me vent! I know it's just lack of sleep that's making me so cranky. I mean, really, I should be really stoked! New car, going out with my friend R- tomorrow night to see X-3 (I'm not using her name because I keep forgetting to ask her if I can use her name on here, or if she'd be more comfortable with just the initial). We're both childless tomorrow night, and figured it would be a good opportunity to have a girl's night out.


ann said...

Did you get to take a nap? I hope you're feeling better.

Jenn-Jenn, the Mother Hen said...

Life is much sunshine-ier today! I went to bed at 9:30 last night, the dog woke me up at 1 a.m. wanting to go out, I was back asleep by 1:30 and woke up at 6:50 this morning. So I feel much better today, thank you!

How are you today? how's the job hunt going? I'm praying for you!