The Lockdown: Day 0

Back to the office What started like any other Monday certainly didn't end like one. Everyone, and I mean everyone, was on edge. We'd all spent time stewing over the weekend and nobody wanted to be in the office. Those of us who had been allowed to work from home only 2 days prior, were … Continue reading The Lockdown: Day 0

Coronavirus Concerns

What is Coronavirus (COVID-19) and what does it mean for me? By now we are all well aware of what Coronavirus is. At least the basics and the danger, if not the specific details. We are all aware of the lock-downs in place in various countries, and the pandemic status applied by the WHO. But … Continue reading Coronavirus Concerns

It Scares Me

It scares me how angry I get over nothing. It scares me how I see all the negatives long before even one positive. It scares me that one day you might realise that I'm really not that good a person. It scares me that one day you might realise that I'm really not that good … Continue reading It Scares Me

Thinking about my thinking

You are not required to set yourself on fire to keep others warmPenny Reid - Beard in Mind I don't think of myself as a martyr, or a hero, or any kind of positive kind of good samaritan esque thing. I used to suffer from the delusion that if I do nice things for people … Continue reading Thinking about my thinking

Pregnancy Jitters Pt 2

Well, after our scare the other day ( Pregnant Jitters ) Buttercup was not induced as the ward was full and actually closed to new arrivals / inductions. As Lentils movements were back to normal, and the midwives and doctors were happy with everything, we were actually discharged, and we were told that Buttercup would … Continue reading Pregnancy Jitters Pt 2

Pregnancy Jitters

Today began, and continued, as a normal Friday would. We woke up, we had breakfast and coffee, got dressed went to work. Things were going pretty well up to a certain point. I had just taken my Nth call of the day, chatting with a nice lady about a policy she had recently purchased, explained … Continue reading Pregnancy Jitters

Oh Christmas do, Oh Christmas do

https://flic.kr/p/q8X8s9 November 30th Everyone loves a works Christmas do. Well...everyone except me. They're a tedious charade. What do you mean I have to spend my free time with work people. People who the majority of I can't stand, and those that I don't actively despise, I barely tolerate within the work environment. Don't get me … Continue reading Oh Christmas do, Oh Christmas do

Sick Days: A Call Center Agents Dilemma

As a general rule, most people don't want to take time off work when they are ill. they'd rather just get one with it. Especially when their main symptom is a cough and sore throat. https://www.flickr.com/photos/kaex0r414/239294304 Around about this time every year office bugs do their rounds; making a large proportion of the office staff … Continue reading Sick Days: A Call Center Agents Dilemma

Madam Pt 2: The Disciplinary Bonus

Swear to God. Swear. To. God. Madam is the only person I have ever met who doesn't understand the insanity of complaining that she didn't get a bonus in the same month that she was given a verbal warning following a disciplinary. I mean honestly. Why would you expect to be rewarded having been punished. … Continue reading Madam Pt 2: The Disciplinary Bonus

Everybody wants an empire

Everyone wants an empire. Everyone wants something that is theirs, that they control. Problem is, all these empires are run by people with little man syndrome. They all want peace and tranquility without the need to put any effort it, but the moment something happens that runs the risk of ruining the peace and tranquility, … Continue reading Everybody wants an empire