I've had a hellish fortnight at work and it's amazing how much I've perked up having Good Friday off! And another week off to follow!
I'm still a pretty active sorta bloke, arthritis not withstanding, and quite proud that I can still out work my younger colleagues on a daily basis ... BUT it is getting harder and more painful.
There were a number of times I could've screamed when the boss called my name for the umpteenth that day to get me to do another job on top of the one (or was it three) I was already doing! Lol! I was even left gobsmacked when I was told off for not supervising a temp correctly the day before, fair enough the temp did do a messy job of things, but the job was finished on time ... but it isn't easy supervising someone when your five miles away visiting the GP for an earache which isn't even masked by ibuprofen and 30/500 cocos! Shame on me!
There again, if looks could kill ... I'd be awaiting right trial now! Lol! Not that I would.
On top of that I had to keep squeezing through narrow gaps to get access to stock dozens of times this week, with a mess of rubbish lying on floor where there was space right in front of where I needed to get! I did try to move the rubbish, but as there were heavy things on top of part of it I had little chance! The tight gaps and uneven footing played havoc with my knees, ankles and feet (my hands weren't too good either, but that's another story), but the boss didn't notice ... I have good idea who the culprit was for the unsafe working conditions! I was even hoping to take a fall, to make a health and safety point, but alas I couldn't even manage that!
Still, I did manage to escape work early on Thursday for a hospital appointment for a different condition. I know a couple of my co-workers were asked to come in for overtime on Good Friday, and I'm glad I wasn't asked, as I don't think my refusal would've gone down too well! It was probably already written on my face, I was in a lot of pain and extremely fed up!
Like most of you I only manage to stay where I am cos I need the money, don't get me wrong though ... sometimes it's a great job, but not at the moment! Crickey I could've walked out several times in the past week or two ... HELP I need a new job!
Thanks for listening,