Nov. 24th, 2013 08:56 pm
elsewhence: (warning it's raining men)
ugh i swear, if i get back to work this evening and find that i'm scheduled for commissioning stuff... it technically already would've been my turn this month, except obviously i wasn't there because holiday, and i don't know whether they're just going to have me do it now or skip it entirely and not have me do it until another two months in the future. i have cramps, my back hurts, i don't want to spent eight hours running around like a man on fire getting enough shit for two or three production cells ready, just put me in the cell and let me be in charge of testing maybe, that's actually really relaxing if everything goes right. or jumpering, i actually like jumpering during night shifts, unlike basically everyone else...

Sep. 9th, 2013 12:44 pm
elsewhence: (r2-d2 fail)
my everything hurts, i don't want to work, not when it means having to be on my feet all day (and by that i mean constantly moving, not just standing in one spot), what if i went and just sort of broke down

Aug. 16th, 2013 08:33 pm
elsewhence: (silly ikea person)
also last night a co-worker had to leave work and go to the hospital because he was bitten by a raccoon in the store room.

the difference between fiction and reality is that people expect fiction to make sense. how did the fucking raccoon even get in there.

Aug. 14th, 2013 06:11 pm
elsewhence: (common eye spider)
chocolate is not ESD-proof. not allowed to discuss cooking recipes in production cell 4. no manual could possibly be bad enough to merit throwing it into the next cell over. buying sweden is not a realistic possibility, what would you do with it anyway.

it was that kind of a shift.

Feb. 14th, 2013 03:05 am
elsewhence: (guide text adventure)
have to say though, one of the advantages of the department i now work in is that it's staffed almost exclusively by men. not only is there no pointless gossiping and giggling and drama pulled out of peoples' asses for the sheer sake of it, it's also perfectly acceptable and even normal to verbally snipe at each other all the time and nobody takes it as anything other than the joke it's intended to be! and when people do have real problems with one another they bloody well say so and don't wage some ridiculous war of passive aggression! most of the stuff about behavioural differences between men and women may be stereotypes, but stereotypes can still be self-fulfilling prophecies, and clearly most people alive today have been affected by them to some degree. despite what some seem to believe, breaking out of these things isn't going to be as easy as running around shouting "but look though, people aren't actually born this way!".

Feb. 13th, 2013 02:51 am
elsewhence: (i don't care you know)
i hit my head on a warning sign that says to wear a hard hat today. that's ironic, isn't it.

there wasn't even anything else in the room that could possibly hurt anyone's head. >:(

Jan. 28th, 2013 02:26 am
elsewhence: (warning it's raining men)
another sunday night, another utter inability to get to sleep.

seriously, what sadistic asshole decided that a backward rotating shift system was a good idea. isn't it kind of common fucking sense that it would be far easier to switch from getting up earlier to getting up later than the other way round. i start every single work week completely sleep-deprived and by the time i've settled into the new sleep pattern well enough to function properly, the week is over and i need to switch yet again. and trying to switch over the weekend? forcing myself to get up after getting only about half the amount of sleep i actually need so i can get to sleep at the time i'll have to during the next week and thereby completely ruining the day i'm supposed to be using to relax? ahaha yeah right.

what would be so difficult about just making the bloody shifts rotate forward.

Jan. 2nd, 2013 12:03 pm
elsewhence: (r2-d2 fail)
ugh how is it that not having to work for any amount of time generally just leaves you feeling shittier and even less capable of dealing with it once you have to go back

can't i pretend to be ill

i mean i'm going to go but what if i just suddenly didn't feel well

cause honestly, i don't currently feel like any company that abuses not-so-temporary temp work to be able to pay less money for the same work and to be able to throw people out at a moment's notice when there's fewer orders and that actually seems to think that clearing out backlogs and then reducing the number of workers even further is a plan that's likely to work out deserves remorse at that sort of behaviour

also why the hell would i want to go to special lengths to help get rid of said backlogs when i know that my job may depend on their continued existance, how stupid do you think i am

Dec. 19th, 2012 04:47 am
elsewhence: (r2-d2 fail)
ugh, morning shifts. i swear i'm incapable of getting anything done after them. you may have notice i haven't even posted anything this week yet! people who are all "but starting work early is great because it means you have the whole afternoon to yourself! :D" can go stuff it. i don't want the afternoon, i want the evening and early night, but noo, i have to go to bed when the evening's barely begun and get up when it's still night. honestly, who decided that night shifts should get bonuses and morning shift gets nothing, it's the latter that are inhumanly cruel.

(actually, under this particular shift system morning shifts start so early i do get night shift bonuses for the first half hour or so...)

Dec. 4th, 2012 06:15 pm
elsewhence: (arkanoid and vaus)
ugh this five-day night shift week that starts on sunday evening just completely threw off my sense of time

honestly, i spend a year adjusting to one weird shift system and then you throw a different weird shift system at me. one week late, one week morning, one week night? backward-rotating shifts? who does that? what advantage could it possibly offer over forward-rotating ones? anyone want to tell me?

Aug. 6th, 2012 12:30 pm
elsewhence: (arkanoid and vaus)
almost just left for work an hour early, whoops. leaving a bit earlier to get a couple of extra minutes into my time account may be an idea (though not arriving half an hour early or more, like some people from other shift groups), but this would be overdoing it a bit.

relatedly, seriously, i celebrate inside my head every time we switch from 6 AM shifts to 2 PM and then 10 PM ones. i'm an extreme chronotype, no amount of insisting that most people are some sort of average changes the fact that you need extremes in order for an average to even exist in the first place, deal with it.