Ratmomma Posted May 7, 2016 Share Posted May 7, 2016 If only I was as cool as Prince. So just recently, after a stupid long hiring process (1.5mo about), I started my job; I spent two weeks training because parent company couldn't be bothered to dole out our credentials sooner (coworker still hasn't received his even though we were 'proofed' (identities validated) at the same time. This week was my first full week of taking calls (call center; revolves around simple IT/tech support and cyber security), and it went better than expected, hooray! This is the first paying job I've held since November 2015. I haven't worked since then (I'm still actively volunteer staff for online sites, but I don't count these entities in with work, as I don't leave the house and deal with other people or get paid to do these things). I spent that time trying to deal with medical issues, then spent 2wks in the hospital (partial..got to leave at the end of the work day), and then spent the months after that recovering and adjusting to all the fun new medicines and dosages, and am now stable and fit to work; hooray for modern medicine! The past 3 weeks have been hard adjusting to, as working 40hrs/wk is brand new to me; even when I was working before last fall, I never held a full time job as it was never an option for me. I like working the hours, because that means I'm earning a sweet paycheck on pay day, but I also feel like I'm constantly tired and have no damn energy for anything, and that I have no time for anything or anyone. Does anyone else feel like, or felt like that for awhile? How do you adjust to that? Will there ever be a time when I feel like I can actually do something at the end of my shift? I have a later shift..ending at 8pm..I prefer to sleep around 9-10pm so I can wake up on time to go fetch my breakfast AND lunch and then catch the bus. I have a long commute however, and although the commute home is relatively fast thanks to my partner, the commute to work is about 1.5hrs long (metro bus). I spend about 12hrs/day commuting and working, and I just don't have an ounce of fuckin' energy at the end of the day.. I don't understand how to adjust to all this long spans of working/commuting time. How do you do it?! People tell me "oh you gotta make time" I CANNOT CREATE TIME WHICH DOES NOT EXIST IN ANY FORM WITHIN OUR UNIVERSE. RANT: No time for happy fun stuff >:U RAVE: Sweet paycheck twice a month, full medical/dental/vision + life/death/hospital indemnity for a cool $70/mo 8) Seriously, full medical insurance for the first time in my life, not on welfare/medicaid? Interesting time in my life now I'M FUCKIN' PUMPED, MAN 3 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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