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So where did the last three months go? [Sep. 10th, 2012|08:09 pm]
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[music |Dead Moon - "Down to the Dogs"]

I put up a silly little thing on my blog about the transit of Venus. Next minute...

Anyway I'm hopefully sort of back ish now. Shorter three months:
* Been spending most evenings and weekends intermittently logging in to work over the Internet to deal with a vast backlog of work and sundry other blind panics.
* Crook leg hasn't fallen off yet.
* Had a few Visitations from Oop Norf.
* Haven't been able to take any time off (have over 40 days' leave owing to me but any leave application gets turned down because there's no coverage for when I'm away).
* Am doing jury service this week so am using that as grounds to take the morning off on the days I'm needed (the boss is prohibited by law from preventing me attending jury service).
* Pack of lies about my job got printed in the paper the other day. It went out as a quote from the boss but given that (1) the boss is not in the habit of being dishonest and (2) these days journalism is a minimum wage job that people do while they hunt for jobs in the PR industry, it's a safe bet that the paper just took something out of context and made a whole lot of shit up about it.
* Said local paper isn't local any more. Still calls itself the "Southland Times" but is printed at the Otago Daily Times plant in Dunedin and freighted down overnight. Am now referring to said paper as the Southland Otago Daily Times, or "Soddity" for short.

Anything interesting been happening in the rest of the world?

[User Picture]From: aeb
2012-09-13 08:21 pm (UTC)
I meant to answer this earlier. Sorry I didn't get around to it until now. {apologetic smile}

It does sound like you've been busy for the past three months. I hope the leg isn't giving you too much trouble. I'd hope the same for work, but it sounds like it isn't cooperating. {wry but sympathetic smile}

As for me, things have been quite quiet. (My most recent post explains what passes for news these days.). {Smile}

Anne Elizabeth Baldwin
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[User Picture]From: southerndave
2012-09-20 10:59 am (UTC)
Thanks Anne... Yes the leg seems to be under control. Just as well because the Ultra-Expensive Super Special Socks they've been wanting me to wear are getting rather threadbare (I think I'll give them another week before binning them).

The ultimate cause of the problems at work is that for several years now I've been doing two people's jobs and juggling the workload so that nothing quite falls over in a great screaming heap. The accumulated backlog of stuff from early last year (not long after a Wonderful New System fell over and its data had to be rescued and re-entered into an old system) has got a bit out of control and the cracks are beginning to show.
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[User Picture]From: aeb
2012-09-21 03:53 am (UTC)
I wish the socks had lasted a little longer. Oh, I'm sure you wore them quite a bit, but still. {Smile}

Sounds like an awful lot of small to middling problems at your job have piled up for entirely too long. The paper just adds insult to the mess. {lop-sided smile}

I hope it works out soon, and not to painfully for you. {Smile}

Anne Elizabeth Baldwin
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