Thursday, February 9, 2006

The Sublime to the Ridiculous

I finally felt well enough to go back to work today.  I didn't sleep nearly as long yesterday nor was I very fatigued.  The test was my trip to Walmart last night....no fatigue whatsoever.

My workload was totally out of control, as I imagined it would be.  I was assigned a new backup.  She started Monday but had to sit at the interview desk because someone called off.  Now..yesterday she sat at her desk next to mine.  She tried to turn her monitor on...no go.  It turns out she had no computer moved to that area...now I'm dying.  She asked me today why her computer wouldn't turn on...duh.  She sat all day and never said a word.  I've known her for years.   She's a bit older than me and I'm pulling my hair out already.  I told our supervisor.  Then I started mini-training.  She is only to attach mail to folders coming in and make the bar code labels. (We scan all our folders like the stores to keep track of them.)

She couldn't make any bar codes, of course, with no computer.  This is drudgery and a part of the job that drives me nuts but only a small part.  Guess what...she wants to learn everything and in a day or two?  ROFL...it took me at least two years to begin to scrape the surface.  She immediately wanted to enter end products and tracking codes into the system.  Folders coming from other stations are extremely difficult.  There are reams of paperwork that have to be looked through to even find what the vet is claiming.  I tried to patiently explain that she was only doing bar codes.  No go....she wanted to know what everything was, why, where, when.  I tried explaining very basics and confusion set in (which it would)  but she still kept bugging me.  I got absolutely nothing done except for the hour she had a meeting.  Right now, I'm swamped and just need to get my head above water.  Tomorrow, I have to talk to my supervisor about this.  I was going whacko.

My next frustration is that I called Gateway.  They hadn't even processed my part that I need let alone send it.  Couldn't explain why it hadn't gone out this past Monday but said it should go out tomorrow 2 day Fed-Ex.  If I don't have it Tues., call again.  Oh man...I was po'd.  My extra memory from them arrived in a day or two.

The frustration with me is I'm now feeling better.  I am missing my PSP program like crazy.  Everything I made was in my documents in the new computer.  I only have what's in my file manager on AOL.  LOL..Shelly, you know what I mean.  I guess you could liken it to a runner with a broken ankle, a golfer with a broken arm, etc.  It's relaxtion for me.  I miss my graphics group.  I had to put myself on hold.  We had all kinds of contests and neat little things.  I couldn't even begin to download the Paint Shop on here because I don't have enough memory to add an icon from AOL.  I'm not even sure the power supply box is my only problem with the computer because I can't turn it on to see.  So, I'm whining.....whining about something that is not earth shaking but is frustrating me.  It takes forever to get through the journals and half the time I get blue screens and this old dinosaur freezes.  Plus, I can't download any pics from my camera so no scavenger hunts or dog days for me.

Whoa is me...LOL...I still have to make sure Megan ordered a new ATM card but at least I did take three days off (well, two and my regular day off) and got rid of this bug I had.

OK...I'm done venting....I've always said it's the small things that absolutely drive me crazy.

Have a good night all....the weekend is coming!

 

                       CHRIS  (back to my old graphic sites scrounging)

9 comments:

lv2trnscrb said...

yep, definitely a talk with the supervisor about your helper sounds like what is needed. I think she (the helper) needs to be told specifically what her role is to be. Good luck with that.

If Gateway said they were going to have the part out to you by Monday and they didn't, I wonder if you can get them to send you the part free? Might be worth asking....

glad you are feeling better

I miss your graphics too....

betty

pennietoonz said...

Heh, Chris...nothing like Walmart to perk up a person. *)
Seriously, work sounds totally frustrating and the computer thing at home - even worse! It will all be back on track soon...Hang in there, my dear.
Much love,
Penny

jckfrstross said...

glad you are feeling better:)

Deb

xxroxymamaxx said...

I'm glad you're feeling better and MY goodness it is taking them forever to get you that part.  It probably won't be long now and you'll be back to PSPin in no time! : )  But yeah, I would be lost without my PSP. lol  I use CorelDraw Ste 12 also and I would really be lost without that!  Happy Friday and good luck with the training session at work!  GBU, Shelly

chat2missie said...

Glad your feeling better!  Nothing worse than training someone!  I've been there!  Have a good weekend.
Missie

lici0uslatin22 said...

I am Catching up... Glad you are feeling better...  Now is the Training that will drive you up the walls..  LOl...  I've been there done that..  But hmm what about when I got trained..  they probably were saying the same thing about me..  Take care Mari..

lici0uslatin22 said...

I am Catching up... Glad you are feeling better...  Now is the Training that will drive you up the walls..  LOl...  I've been there done that..  But hmm what about when I got trained..  they probably were saying the same thing about me..  Take care Mari..

shayshaydc said...

There is nothing worse than an old slow computer!!! Glad you are feeling better!!! http://journals.aol.com/shayshaydc/Golfaholic
Sharon:)

helloimkara said...

Man what a nightmare. Seems like it was one thing after the next for you this week. So sorry... hopefully this week will be better.

Kara :)