We had rain come through last night and today was glorious in the 70s.   It was so hot and humid earlier in the week.  I know you southern peeps are used to that stuff, but I cannot hack it.  It makes me cranky and I don’t need any help with that LOL!

Work has gotten on somewhat more even footing.  Basically what is happening is that I (along with a few other MTs) am being ‘loaned’ out to another company for an unspecified amount of time.  One of the many problems with this was, and is, communication.  There was a lot of missing information and no one seemed to be able to get this information, which I don’t understand at all.  I just wanted to work.  The good news is that I came off of QA evaluation, which is where they hold all the reports while they make sure you are doing what you are supposed to be doing and following the account specifications.  The problem at first was that no one gave us account specs and this other company does almost the exact opposite on reports  (double spacing after periods, Oxford comma, editing sentences for clarity,etc.) than I do currently.  I am used to strict verbatim typing, so this has been a challenge.  A week later after we got the specs, it has been better and now that I have worked a lot, I am having a better time.  My current boss actually had the nerve to tell those of us on the account that we were in jeopardy of losing it because we weren’t working enough.  Really?  Well, I had to have a say about that, which I did ‘reply all‘ on LOL!  I got thanked by fellow MTs since no one else was willing to step up to the plate. 

The only issue I am working on now is getting up my production speed.  It helps being off of QA, because I don’t get every report back and have to sign it off – which ate up a lot of time.  I am bummed right now, though, because in order to make what I was making before, I have to work 1.5 hours extra each day due to production.  I don’t know if this will get better or not.  Probably some, but it’s a bummer to have to work more to get the same pay.  Or I have to take a pay cut.   However, I do have to look at the fact that I have a job and I do get all those perks of working at home.  I’ll just deal with it now as best I can.  

With the heat we have been experiencing, I have been getting in my rides in the morning.  Normally those have always been rides alone, but last week John started joining me on those rides, which has been fun!  It’s nice to have company.  I am doing great on my 400 mile biking goal this month.  I only have 60 miles to go, which barring mechanical or body failure, I will get likely over the weekend.  Jinx, jinx!

I had an appointment with my PA about my fatigue yesterday and they did some blood work and ran some other diagnostic tests.  There probably won’t be anything in those results, but best to cover all bases.  You know what she tells me?  I need better sleep and less stress.   Well  – d’uh.  And I paid for that advice  🙄 

All of this has created some eating issues for me.  Snacking, as per my MO.   You can’t outbike the fork.  However, my sense of humor has returned a good amount this week, which feels really good because I normally am fairly silly 🙂

Tomorrow is time for another What’s Blooming post already, which means it’s Friday!  And the Tour de France ends this weekend. I can’t believe how fast it has gone by!

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13 thoughts on “Updating

  1. Kim

    That whole thing about having to work 1.5 extra hours/day for the same pay is way wrong!!!
    Glad that your sense of humor is back this week:)

  2. debby

    “You can’t outbike the fork.” You should figure out a way to market that saying. Cracking up over here!

    Total bummer on having to learn a new way to write/type. But super duper on the 400 mile goal!! I typed 500 by mistake. You might make that this month!!

  3. Sharon

    Yes, I like the “you can’t outbike the fork” statement as well. Ranks right up there with Cammy’s sage advice, “you’re the one with the fork in your hand!” Ah, what wisdom we find here in BlogLand. So glad work issues are leveling out. And just because we are used to it in the south doesn’t mean we like it and handle it well. My cranky level rises with the heat index.

  4. Shelley B

    Hopefully the stress eating will abate…nothing worse than that vicious cycle of stress, eating, feeling bad about stress eating, lather, rinse, repeat.

  5. Helen

    Well, I’m sorry about the extra hours but glad you are starting to get a grip on this.

    I don’t know why it’s so easy to get into an overeating pattern and so hard to get out of one. Probably if I could figure that out, I could take us all to a spa to destress.

    By the way, I can’t out run the fork either!

  6. Fran

    Bummer about the extra hours without extra pay.

    We had the same weather as you. Today it’s cooled down and it’s raining now and then and it’s so refreshing. Like you did your bike rides in the morning I did the walks with Bella early in the morning. Heat is not good for dogs and also not for me.

    Hope it will get less stressful soon for you.

  7. Biz

    I hope the work situation gets better, but I do like the positive spin on it – you can work from home and you have a job – so two thumbs up to that!

    I couldn’t agree more with this though! “You can’t outbike the fork.” I’ve done a bit of emotional eating the last couple weeks with everything going on, and I need to nip it in the bud before it gets out of control.

    Have a great weekend!

  8. Jody - Fit at 55

    HUGE HUGS Lori!!! Glad you spoke up for yourself!!! You are one hard working woman!

    Glad you are getting your rides in too – helps plus with John sometimes – very nice!

    On the fatigue, I wonder if some of it is the “change in life”. Your blood work will tell you that but yes, sleep is elusive with stress & I GET THAT with the money issues here! I know, we pay for that! ;)I finally get to go to the doc last day of this month since we got healthcare finally thru Obamacare. Kinda scared since it has been YEARS!!!!! I hate that people are fighting the subsidy in certain states. We would not have it without that subsidy since we are so poor right now… Thankfully CA has it’s own exchange so they can’t take it from us!

    Ah, the stress eating – GET IT!!!! With all the nut butters in my house right now & that Cracked Nut Butter I just got with it’s own little spoon – YIKES! 😉


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