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So tired and time change sucks (rant)

Nov 06, 2016 12:09 PM

Uggg. So I work rotating shift work where we cover with people at work 16 hours and then the last 8 is on call. Evening shift (3pm -11pm) is always the person on call. And this week is my stretch of evening shift, evening shift is a stretch of seven shifts in a row (Monday-Sunday) technically not being done because of being on call until 7am Monday morning. Then getting Monday and Tuesday off before being expected to be there at 7 am Wednesday for 5 day shifts (7am- 3pm). anyway i think this 'falling back' of the clocks this weekend screwed me over. I'd already had to stay late (2 hours) to fix a workstation whose hard drive decided that it had enough and quit. then that extra hour to sleep in that everyone else was so excited about ment an extra hour of being on call overnight. Well i got a phone call from work saying both control positions in a system went down (no control means no monitoring which depending on the system can potentially be very dangerous in air traffic control systems and unfortunately for me it was one of those systems). i got this call at the new 5:30a, which would have been 6:30a without time change and most things will be ok for half an hour until day shift comes in and i wouldn't have gotten called since most of us live more than half hour away and wouldn't be in before day shift anyways. Sad. but good thing work gave me one of the trucks for the weekend with my broken wheels because the guy i would have bummed a ride home from wouldn't have waited the 2 hours i had to stay late last night. I really hope tonight is quiet and that i can leave on time and leave the truck at work and get a ride home tonight so that i don't have to get up and take the truck in for 8 am on Monday. The boyfriend doesn't need his car on the midnight so if i get called out i can take his but he was busy on the weekend and needed his car and couldn't drive me to work.
So tired. So very tired

Nov 06, 2016 1:24 PM

It's things like this that make it soo hard and soo tiring. The time change makes it harder when you're not feeling great and you get called in.
There's not much I can do or say other than a hope you don't get called out tonight and that your able to rest for the next couple of days and that you're car will be fixed for you x


Nov 06, 2016 5:58 PM

Wishing you a gold peaceful night Gotobef! Hugs love & prayers my friend! 🙂💕🙏🌸

Nov 07, 2016 3:54 PM

Well I didn't get called out last night, so that's good. I don't think i would have been ok to drive to work if i had gotten called out. I was very happy that i had arranged a ride home since i crashed hard around 9pm and my shift didn't end until 11.
I've gotten up today to use the toilet and eat and I'm back in bed.
I haven't felt this bad in a while.
I'm hoping I feel better by Wednesday morning. we are short staffed and I don't want to cause problems by calling in sick.
And the dealership called, faulty sensor. they have one in stock and will replace it and call me when the car is ready. That was 2 hours ago so I don't think it'll get done today. The sensor will be about $200 labour is going to be lots. oh well. hopefully i can get the car before my acupuncture appointment tomorrow

Nov 08, 2016 2:58 AM

I hope you're feeling better today, sometimes staying in bed is the best therapy for that day.
I've been told acupuncture is great so I that should also help you get back on track.
Cars can be very expensive when they go wrong but I'd be completely lost without mine and that would cause me no end of stress. I hope it doesn't cost too much more.
Sending you { { { BIG GENTLE LOVING HUGS } } } XX

Nov 08, 2016 4:46 AM

I got some maintenance done as well when they had it so it ended up being just over $1000. Not to bad i guess.

Nov 08, 2016 5:36 AM

Hopefully your car will be good till its due it's next full service now. Even at that price it's still an unexpected cost that you've had to lay out and will have to tighten your purse strings for a bit.

Nov 08, 2016 7:01 AM

Here in AZ we don't do daylight savings. We stay the same time all the time. Wish they'd get rid of it all together. There is no need for it anymore. It was set up for farmers before farm equipment had lights. I've lived in places where they observe daylight savings and it sucks. Your body is confused for 6 months & just as you get use to it, it's time to change back!

Nov 08, 2016 9:49 AM

Totally agree with you mzladybug, here in England there is no need for it but now they use the excuse that kids will be walking to school in the dark.....so its better they walk home in the dark instead????

Nov 08, 2016 10:07 AM

I'm with you Mzladybug! It sucks in GA! 😪 We start tired for days to weeks as our bodies adjust.

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