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Saturday, March 31, 2007

I've been undergoing training as a supervisor for the past week and next week will be our ACS nesting period. Everything seems fine for now, but thinking about the added rights and responsibilities that come with the new job description/designation feels a bit daunting. Nah.. not really daunting... I just don't like the thought that most of the calls I'll get will come from clients that are irate, specially since I'll get the supervisor request calls. Yaks. On the other hand, I'll have more powers. Mwahahahaha!

My 15 minute demo for another position hasn't been set yet, but I've spoken with Squidward (yes, he's back!) and he said he's going to set it for next week. He just needs to review my LOI & the 3 other people's LOIs. I hope I have a chance, but I'm not going to think that I'll be the one chosen even if they've been telling me I'm a shoo-in. It's flattering I admit, specially since I withdrew my LOI but they insisted I change my mind and try again. I won't be disappointed if I don't get it, but I will be if I quit and didn't try. If it's mine, I'll jump up and down, but if it isn't, I will not lose any sleep over it because I know I did my best. :)

On the pop culture side, I've been watching new TV shows whenever I can. I looooove Heroes! It's my new must see TV show. Oh, and 30 Rock as well, Tina Fey is a very good writer, and Alec Baldwin is great but my favorite is Rachel Dratch (I liked her a lot when she was still on SNL). :) Of course, I still can't get enough of Grey's Anatomy (although Meredith Grey is so whiny, it's annoying), CSI & Veronica Mars, and I've been watching reruns of ER on cable. Yup, ER season one. :D Reminded me why I was so into Noah Wyle & George Clooney back in high school. Hehe!

I haven't been watching American Idol lately. It's been quite disappointing, save for Melinda, Jordin & of course, Lakisha. These ladies are really good. But most disappointing are my early favorites - well.. favorites back when they were still auditioning - Sanjaya & Chris Sligh. Sanjaya wins most disappointing hand down. I don't know what happened to him, he was so good during auditions. I guess he's overwhelmed, but I really think he should have been gone a long time ago. Chris on the other hand, started out good although quite cocky, but went downhill from there. I think a girl will win this year coz I don't think the boys are at par. We'll see in th coming weeks.

There's this series on Starworld that I've been criticizing but I can't help but watch it. I don't know why, but I find myself watching it whenever it's on. Has anyone seen Fashion House? I swear only Morgan Fairchild can act on that show and Bo Derek annoys the hell out of me, but I still watch it. I grumble when I do but I can't make myself change the channel. Hahahaha! Weird. And the plot is not that great either, so I really wonder why I'm hooked. Argh.

Wow.. this is new. I've posted twice n one day. I haven't done that in a long time. ^_^ It's quite nice.

meet my weemee :)

I finally succumbed and got a weemee. After some prodding from friends, I caved in. hehehe! I don't know why, but everyone at work seems to have one. I guess it's the avail time during midshift. ^_^

Meet my weemee, jenniebebe. Add me to your weeworld if you have one. :) If you still don't have a weemee, go to weeworld.com and enjoy creating your avatar! :)

burned out? solution: summer outing!

Friday, March 16, 2007

You Are 67% Burned Out

You are very burned out.
You need a huge break from your responsibilities, starting as soon as possible.
And you need this time to reevaluate what you really want out of your life.

Because you're working hard and going no where... and that would burn anyone out!


Great. The test above just confirmed what I've been suspecting all along. I'm burned out. Not that the above-mentioned test is scientific, but it just confirmed my suspicion. And I've been feeling that way for quite a while now.

I found myself not wanting to get out of bed and go to work, sleeping in when I don't have work, I am crankier than usual and the kicker: I've been sick for a week.

Brace yourselves, this is going to be another loooong post. ^_^

Last Feb. 28 I went to work early and I felt great. I spoke with an IT guy on the phone for about 45 minutes because I couldn't log in to system, as my profile had some restrictions because we found out that my profile was erroneously placed on another account. Anyway, long story short, I was able to log in to the system and I was about to log in to my Avaya when I suddenly felt chills. As in! Nanginig buong katawan ko and my teeth were chattering. My mind went, "I'm having psychosomatic symptoms. It's like I didn't like to go to work and it manifests by having out of the blue sickness." Weird no? but I've heard of stranger things happening, so it's a possibility :)

I went to the clinic and was surprised to find out that my fever was 39 degrees! I was given medicine, was told to rest and come back after 30 minutes. 30 minutes after my fever was up to 40.1. YIKES! I wanted to go home because I felt so nauseous and I was still having chills, but the clinic just told me to rest and didn't give me a pass. Hello?! Naghahallucinate na ako sa taas ng lagnat ko, di pa din ako pinauwi? Kamusta naman yun?! When I got back to my workstation, I immediately sought out our Shift Manager and upon hearing that my fever was up to 40.1, gave me the go signal to go home. Yehey!

I didn't have the strength to go home so I went to my tita's house which was nearer. I rested and went home with my sister at 5:30pm. The next two days were my off days and I spent every waking hour in bed. I was too tired and too nauseous to get up.

I was absent for the next two days and when I get back to work, I was surprised to see my teammates already logged in, even if I was an hour early. I thought there was a huge call queue. Turns out, our schedules changed for that week from 8am-5pm to 12:00am-9pm. ARGH!!!! No one told me :( I was 7 hours late for my shift. Huhuhu! My team mates thought I was on leave (as I was scheduled to be on leave the next week. they thought it was that particular week), and my TL was also sick. Haay... we immediately called him and he asked me if our Shift Manager already saw me, I told him not yet. TL said, "Uwi ka na, ako na bahala sa absence mo, basta dala ka ng med cert." Yey! So uwi na agad ako. And came back later that day for my next day's shift.

I was only present for 2 days, after that it was already my off days then my 5 day leave, then off again. Hahahah! I was not at work for 9 days. I loved it!

I was on leave because our maternal great aunt arrived from Alaska for a vacation and she stayed with us during her last week before going home.

We also had our annual Teodosio Clan Summer Outing that week. It was great to see the family once again. We haven't been together since last summer. Sure, we see each other once in a while, like last Christmas, but not everyone was there. :) Never mind if I got sunburned (I still have an X on my back, but who cares? ^_^), and I was tired. I LOVED it! Summer was off to a great start. More pictures to follow soon. :)

Tonight my cousins and I will be together again for one of our cousin's despedida overnight party here at home. Wow. Overnight. I can't even remember when they last stayed overnight. Probably when mom was still alive.

Oh and about work? I'm trying out for a new position, I hope it turns out well. Fingers crossed. I dropped by the office earlier to submit my LOI and check my new schedule. Hehehe... I was so ecstatic when I found out that instead of going back to work tomorrow, I'll be back to work on Monday at 11pm. WOW. My 9 day vacation just turned to 11 days. I LOVE IT!