Employment Is Tiring

Posted By on November 19, 2008

This will not be long, Nation. (I always want to address people like Stephen Colbert.) You see, it is late and I have to get up early. Because I have a J-O-B to go to. But also, I have to get up early because I have to make a dish for a pot luck at work tomorrow. YUM!

It is Wednesday night and this has already been a tough week. It has been a LONG week. And it is just half over. I don’t think I’ll ever be able to get the hang of this waking up early and going into work thing. And also, winter? You suck balls. Even more so when one goes from 30 degree temps outside to 40 degree temps inside the office. I can never get warm!

I know you’re all sitting there saying to yourself “oh, shut your stupid complainy hole, you ungrateful tramp! YOU ARE NEVER HAPPY!” (Actually, that was just Slynnro saying that last part.) And I know. I KNOW! I am not complaining. Well, I am just a little. But only because I’m tired. And when I’m tired I’m whiney and annoying. As opposed to when I’m not tired when I’m just annoying.

I am happy to have a job. I am happy that I was able to have a little mini-vacation and still be able to pay my bills. I am happy that there is still severance left and I can pay off some debt. I am happy with my job.

But, I am tired. And out of my routine. And it takes a lot out of me. I don’t remember how I did it before, just a few short months ago. I mean, the last time I was employed and doing this waking up early everyday thing I was going into a job that did not want me. They no longer needed my services and yet made me stay for 60 days. Which seems like an OK deal, but was one of the hardest things I’ve had to go through career-wise.

I just needed to share. So now I’m off to bed. Because that dip for our potluck isn’t going to make itself.

About the author

Kristabella, who also answers to “Hey! Drunk Girl!”, is a reformed band geek with an amazing ability to drink most people under the table. You can read her inane ramblings here, where she talks about her exciting life as a spinster with two cats and a fascination for Bacon.


26 Responses to “Employment Is Tiring”

  1. Kathy says:

    To make you feel better, it’s MORE than half way over.
    MTW behind us and only 2 days to go 🙂

    Kathys last blog post..What A Day!

  2. tutugirl1345 says:

    Its all about the sleep. When I’m not on a good sleep schedule, work seems like the hardest thing in the world. My guess is that you’ll feel much better next week when you’ve had the weekend to catch up on sleep and get yourself in a better pattern.

    Office temperatures are the worst part about work. I usually use a blanket for half a day, and then spend the rest of the day sweating like crazy. Get a space heater if they’re allowed!

    tutugirl1345s last blog post..Whatever gets you through the day

  3. LarryLilly says:

    Sleep when your dead!

    Right now, enjoy the winter, yes, enjoy it.

    I tell you what, think back to those summers in Phoenix, remember those hotter-n-hell days.

    OK, I bet you said, I cant wait to have cold weather.

    OK, here you are!

    Feel better?

    OK, well, lets try this……..

    have a great day anyway. Whatcha making?

    I brought Pecan pie to our feed your face feast today.

    And if my name was Mrs Smiths, it would be home made, but I am not, and it isnt.

    LarryLillys last blog post..Great, now I am being told I am a woman

  4. witchypoo says:

    Dip for the potluck? It’s a mercy dish. They must know you’re single.

    witchypoos last blog post..Recycled Toilet Story

  5. jodifur says:

    I think starting a new job is one of the most stressful things. Like moving, and vacations. Yes, I find vacations stressful. And thanksgiving. I’m odd, I know.

    jodifurs last blog post..Dogwalkergate

  6. Mahnee says:

    I think I’d still rather be cold in the office and ADD clothes rather than have the afternoon HOTS in here hit and sweat like a ???? I don’t know…who/what sweats a lot besides me every afternoon??

    The worst part is the heat in here gives me a headache most days. Some organ is slowly being destroyed from my constant use of Advil.

  7. ali says:

    are you sure you are ready to be potlucking with co-workers already?? i mean, you barely know them!!! gah! i’m having a panic attack on your behalf right now.

    (ps. if any of kristabella’s coworkers are reading, i’m SURE your food is AWESOME)

    alis last blog post..more than a one-armed paper hanger

  8. moo says:

    I think it’s the GRIND of doing the same thing day in and day out that gets to you. And not being able to do what YOU want to do.

    It sucks. Winter sucks. Everything sucks. I’m with ya.

    moos last blog post..seriously? really?

  9. Melissa says:

    If you find dip that makes itself, you need to share the recipe.

    I hope you acclimate soon…

    Melissas last blog post..I’m Telling Mom….

  10. Complaints welcome here. It definitely takes time to get back into the daily swing of work things.

    I second the space heater suggestion. It’s my lone, yet proud stand against the Siberian A/C conspiracy sweeping Texas.

    Legallyblondemels last blog post..Important, Special Note to Juicy Couture

  11. Ree says:

    I love how we just changed places… Now, the dip recipe please?

    Rees last blog post..Going Out to Dinner…

  12. Darcie says:

    Why does my dog….who shivers as if freezing when she takes a bath…have NO CLUE that it’s frickin cold and that mommy is crying? I understand….she has a fur coat on….but technically my hair is a fur coat, but my head still gets cold? And how long does it take to find a place to poop? Why is it different every day? All the rest of us poop in the same place.

    Damned dog.

    Thankfully I am so HOT, otherwise this would be a big problema. I sense that Kristin’s hottness is also why she hasn’t actually frozen to death waiting for the buss.

    OK, here’s a grodie but tasty dip tip. Plop (actual sound) a thingie of cream cheese into a bowl of salsa. Looks like PUKE….tastes like heaven.

  13. Giggle Pixie says:

    One day left after today! Yippee!! I hope the potluck went well. I miss potlucks at work. You don’t get potlucks when you work at home. 🙁

    Giggle Pixies last blog post..Disenchanted

  14. Candy says:

    I took Tuesday off so I could stay home and mop water up around my water heater and spend every penny I had on a new one and wait for a delivery guy. But now it’s Thursday and I am sick to death of being here this week. I want another day off. With less drama and more pajamas.

    Working sucks.

    Candys last blog post..In Which I Considering Changing My Name To Neo

  15. Rhi says:

    Mmm, dip!

    Rhis last blog post..Wherein I solve menopause

  16. slynnro says:

    um, excuse me? Larry Lilly what?

    Also,oh, shut your stupid complainy hole, you ungrateful tramp! YOU ARE NEVER HAPPY.

  17. Scarlet says:

    I don’t think I have not been tired since…um….I can’t remember.

    Scarlets last blog post..Something Anything

  18. Less than a week in and you’re already contributing to the potluck! See, they already love you at your new job.

    nancypearlwannabes last blog post..Testing… Testing…

  19. I’m not sure if fatigue is limited to just new jobs. I called in ‘sick’ yesterday because I was too tired to do my hair.

    thecoconutdiariess last blog post..The Thangs We Do For Love

  20. Eileen says:

    Work would be so much better if it weren’t like- all the time. For some reason my employer won’t pay me unless I show up- which seems very unfair.

    Eileens last blog post..Casual Day: Has it Gone Too Far?

  21. Celia says:

    The first couple weeks of a job are always exhausting! It’s not just the waking up early but you have to learn stuff and talk to people and figure out the nearest bathroom. I bet next week you’ll feel much better.

    Celias last blog post..5 Things Making Me Happy Today

  22. Amber says:

    I genuinely worry about how I’d cope if I ever had to go back to “proper” employment. I just don’t think I could do it. It would exhaust me to the point on insanity. So I say, complain away!

    Ambers last blog post..Forever Amber: the Early Years. Part 3 – “Pants”

  23. Elle Charlie says:

    Maybe it’ll be less tiring once this new job becomes more familiar? New is always exhausting.

    Elle Charlies last blog post..Sadness

  24. Vanessa says:

    Finding the new work groove is exhausting. Luckily once you find it, it’s much easier. Good luck!

    Vanessas last blog post..I think we’ve blown past excessive

  25. I feel your pain! I’ve just been working from home since moving to SF in February, but when one of my companies actually asked me to come into the office for a couple days to do copywriting (oh the horrors!), I about passed out by the time it was 5pm every day! Which made me wonder how the Hell I ever managed from 9am-midnight M-F in NYC!

    Camels & Chocolates last blog post..Just a Small Town Girl

  26. I’m too scared to even try to go back to work. I’m too damn fatigued to go potty for crying out loud…