Well, this has been the weirdest (attempt at a) working day ever. I went to log on early this morning only to get an error message. At 8 o’clock, when I thought somebody might be in the office, I called to find out it was a general problem. All our work is done remotely now – even those who are actually in the office log on to a server – and there was a problem with said server. So I spent most of the day waiting around to see whether the problem would be fixed, punctuated by having my project management colleagues send the things that needed doing to my private email address so I could download them, do the work, and then email them back for delivery to the customers (or in one case to be uploaded to our own website – sometimes I do internal translations as well). Luckily I didn’t have too much left to do today, but it means I only did around 3 hours of actual work between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. The rest of the time I was just sitting around. I couldn’t go anywhere or do anything just in case things started working again and I could actually log on and work properly. Fun times. However, I took tomorrow off because I have several appointments and working in between them would just be silly, and from Monday we’re closed so I am now freeeeeee until the New Year. I mean, I still have all the cleaning to do before Monday because I like the flat to be properly cleaned and tidied for a change before Christmas Eve so that I can spend Christmas itself doing absolutely nothing (well, almost nothing… obviously we still have to eat so I will be cooking and dealing with the dishes from that, but I don’t want to be hoovering or cleaning ovens during that time). But from work, I am free! That makes it sound like I hate work… to clarify, I do not. I’m just exhausted. I have honestly never been more in need of the Christmas break than I am this year.
And I have no idea what the point in this post was so I’m going to stop here and go actually do some of that cleaning I keep going on about!
4 thoughts on “Freeeedom!”
Well it sounds like it was a relaxing day at least! Yay for a BIG BREAK!! I hope you have a wonderful end to your year!! Merry Christmas!!
Thank you, and the same to you 🙂
It would have been more relaxing if I didn’t have to spend the whole time checking my email in case someone wanted me to do something. Less stressful than most days though!
I hope you’ve now got your feet up and a cuppa in hand.
Yay, hurrah for freedom! It IS annoying you were on edge all that day in case something changed!!! You kind of wish it were just- ‘It’s broken, you can’t do anything!”