By: Revanche

Supercharged baglady syndrome

January 30, 2009

Never would I have expected to have so much tolerance as my continued tenure at the current job implies.

It’s pretty crazy/toxic now, but the following articles don’t help to relieve that ever-growing knot in my stomach; it twists a little bit more each time I face the uncertainty of the economy, and the current unsettlement of my life:

Boston Gal brings us more of’s Horror Stories
Laura Rowley tells us that No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

Actually, you know what? Don’t read them. You don’t need to freak out, too. I just need someone to pet me on the head and tell me, it’ll be ok. It’ll be ok. Except that might generate more annoyance, like static electricity.

So I might take Monday off. If I’m ten hours away from maxing out on vacation hours, taking that time will drop me below the maximum accrual limit. My account must credited every single vacay hour earned! (Huh, is that right? Or am I miscalculating? Might have already rolled over into fifth year of tenure which means higher accrual rate and ceiling. Will check with payroll folks.)

Either way, taking Mondays off feels better than Fridays. Is that weird? How does it even make a difference? A day’s a day.

1. There’s a bank errand that’s been put off for too long, and it’s time to visit a new-mommy friend.

2. Her baby is … 8 months old now? 10 months? Whatever, still little enough for me to carry her around like a junior football. Cute!

6 Responses to “Supercharged baglady syndrome”

  1. Hah! I think about that with babies too. That they’re big enough to carry around like a football because with newborns you have to really support their spine, their neck their heads… lol

    You know, I’d pet you on the head to tell you it’s going to be okay but I have a feeling you’d bite me..

    I think you should definitely take vacation days. And Monday feels MUCH better than Friday – I agree. Friday is a half day anyway…

    Fabulously Broke in the City

    Just a girl trying to find a balance between being a Shopaholic and a Saver.

  2. Revanche says:

    FB: Don’t worry, I only bite people who are patronizing, assuming they know that everything is easy-peasy all the time and I’m just being dramatic.

    Besides, I’m too sad to even bite them, right now. 🙁

    Maybe next Monday, depends on the answer I get from HR.

  3. Miss M says:

    Take a day off, you deserve it. Babies weird me out, I have no clue what to do with them. It’s probably why I don’t have any yet, or maybe it’s the fear of childbirth…

  4. *Pat on head*. Feel better now? Lol.

    Babies freak me out as well. They are just little squirmy things. They’re cool once they turn into little human beings with personalities.

  5. Bart says:

    I love Mondays off. Muy mucho.

  6. Revanche says:

    Miss M: Childbirth definitely scares me. But little babies aren’t as scary.

    losangelesdaze: Hm, I do feel better, actually!

    It’s funny, I like babies until they start talking and such.

    bart: I’m glad there’s another Monday-er. Though, actually, no one cares for Fridays off, it seems.

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