to go this long between postings, but I did. I have a post ready to go, but I have to take pictures to accompany it and I haven't gotten around to that yet.
I'll blame work. Sounds like a good thing to blame, don't you agree? If you remember, a few months back (August) I got switched to a different account. About 4 weeks ago, I got switched to another account. Grrr...... Its hard to get switched to different accounts because you have to learn new dictators, learn new account specifics, etc., and your line count goes down and if you are paid on production, like I'm paid on production, line counts matter. But this was a unique opportunity in that no matter what I produced in lines, I would be paid my PTO (paid time off) rate if it was higher than my production. They set the PTO rate based on production over a period of time and that's what they pay you for time off, down time, etc.
Its not a bad account except there's a lot of English as Second Language (ESL) doctors with terrible accents. My weakness with ESL doctors are Middle Eastern doctors and there are lots of them on this account. Some talk in monotone at barely a whisper, hard to understand. I'm muddling through.
Then there has been a low work volume so I'm not getting in my full 8 hours of work in the full 8 hours I am supposed to work. There are no jobs available. I have 2 options, try to make up the hours on the same day I run out of work or take the time as PTO (biting into my bank of PTO hours). Most days when I can I try to make up the time so it has me sitting at the computer waiting for work to trickle in slowly and not always surely. Sometimes 12 hours trying to get 8 hours in. Its a terrible system but its the system they have set in place, so one abides with it if one remains employed by them.
So its been a pretty stressful few short weeks. Thus no motivation to take pictures and put up that really cute blog post I had written (at least it is pretty cute to me, you will be the judge). It will happen, when, I'm not sure.
As I'm waiting around for work to come in, I am looking at what jobs are out there that I might qualify for or that I might be interested in. I'll be 60 on my next birthday, so I really don't want to retrain for something. I was hoping to limp through this career until I was ready to retire, but I'm thinking that will not be the case.
I'm also finding lots of good recipes. Tons of recipe sites out there. I enjoy watching the videos on how the meals are prepared and have been printing a lot of recipes to try over the next few weeks.
So I'll post again soon. Not sure how soon, but soon.
And that's a wrap.
(It might sound like I'm depressed; I'm not really depressed, more like frustrated. We never really hear a reason why work is low, they seem to give us answers to placate us. I like to work, don't mind working, I just want to be productive in the 8 hours I'm assigned to work and not being able to do that has been a bit challenging. Hubby and me have already tightened up the budget so we won't be hurting financially with changes that could occur with the job over time, its just frustrating that a career that once was highly valued, respected, and well compensated has been basically run to the ground with technology. There are other such careers I'm sure, but I never thought in my life time this would be one of them).