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Amazing how the simple act of just applying for jobs can make you feel so much better. :-)


Especially on a day where you went to buy a Mother's day card for your mother and remaining grandmother and suddenly realised you wouldn't be buying one for the recently deceased one. Felt like a big kick to the gut - which wasn't nice at 8am before I'd even had any coffee.

Even more so when I warned my colleagues I wasn't in a great mood because of this (seeing as apparently I've been an unreasonable bitch for the last month or so) - and the sort-of team lead reacted by laughing. Even if it was one of those nervous, "I don't know what to say to that" reactions, it's not quite the reaction I was expecting.

Ow

Jan. 8th, 2007 03:20 pm
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So today is my first day back at work after having done whatever the heck it is I have done to my elbow. (Medical opinion is divided on what I've done and I beginning to think it's a little more serious than a sprain).

My reaction to today is mainly "Owwwwww" followed by "Damn that hurts" and then "Bugger". This means I will be having a somewhat shorter day than normal (about 2 hours shorter at this rate) as I don't think driving home in the dark and wet during the rush hour is going to help much.

It also doesn't help that I can't use the mouse with my right hand for any period longer than an hour so am having to use my left hand. This is leading to some confusion (mainly my brain going "OK, I used to be left-handed, then I've been right-handed for 25 years and now I seem to be going back to being left-handed again. Huh?")

My advice is to not fracture your elbow - having a long period of time off work is nice but not being able to do much is a complete nightmare.

Trauma!!!!

Apr. 12th, 2006 03:29 pm
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I wasn't looking forward to next Thursday anyway as I have to train one of the secretaries on one of the main software apps used here. It's not a particularly user-friendly piece of software and the secretaries are being particularly resistant to using it.

I've just found out that I'm going to have my photograph taken whilst doing the training by a DTI photographer for one of their publications.

For someone who hates training and hates having her photo taken by family and friends, this is going to prove to be an extremely traumatic day.
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How would you react if your manager keeps referring to you and another female colleague as "girls" - both to you and in a meeting with a manager outside your department?

Am I over-reacting to get a little upset with this, considering my manager has not exactly shown himself to be someone who is comfortable with women in the workplace? Have I become a little too sensitive to this sort of thing after 5.5 years of dealing with an office full of chauvinistic Americans?
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