Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Mid-week rant

Wednesday. Just two days till the weekend. Can you tell I'm tired of my job??! I just have to deal with so much rubbish, it's just not fun. Not that a job has to be fun, but it's actually making me quite angry at the moment. We were talking about this only this morning with Boyfriend. You end up wishing your life away and that's just not cool. I spend all day thinking about what I want to do in the evenings and at the weekend. That's not right is it?! And then there's the million dollar question: what else can I do with my life? If only money was no object or the way our society is organised were different, I could do a thousand things. I'd love to be self sufficient, live in the country side, have a dog and a cat and a chipmunk, a great big garden. Throw in an orchard and you'll be close to perfection. But let's face it, that's not about to happen any time soon. So in the meantime, I'm stuck doing something that I don't really enjoy. Which is a little bit of a waste really, since I spent 4 years at university studying for this. The thing is, I actually enjoyed my job until the end of last year. That is, until we were told there would have to be some redundancies. Since then, there's been a second round of redundancies. And a 15% paycut. Let me tell you, it's very VERY unpleasant. The money is one thing, but seing your office empty of people you use to get on with, having to attend numerous meetings about how the business should go forward etc etc, it's just plain demoralising. So there. I guess the rubbish weather isn't helping. And I've got to attend a meeting over my lunchbreak which means no walking around Paperchase or the yarn section of John Lewis. Poo.

So back to the start. It's Wednesday. Let's try and focus on the positives shall we? The positives for today are:
  • no gym tonight
  • nice dinner planned (leftover roast duck to be put to good use with noodles and a homemade chinese type sauce with veg, should be really tasty)
  • an official French lesson, we haven't had one of those for a while - tonight's all about the present tense!!! Hey, we're making sentences (albeit short ones), that's massive progress!
  • Waterloo Road is back on tv - it's fair to say I'm obsessed with this programme, absolutely love it - even if it does make me cry nearly every time, I love it love it love it!!!
  • tomorrow's Thursday and that means Never Mind the Buzzcocks, another great programme (although it'll never be the same without Simon Amstell)
Right, until all these good things take place tonight, I'm having a rubbish day. And I've got to talk to the council about being late paying for council tax. Argh. If only I'd set up the direct debit like Boyfriend suggested. Stupid stupid me.


Lalabibaby said...

Don't let it get you down too much .... my motto is that something usually turns up and it usually does. It is lovely to have dreams but sometimes the reality gets in the way ..... I'm in my 50s now and have to accept my lot but cling on to the hope that one day, maybe one day that little cottage in the country will be mine. xxxx

Jennifer said...

Sorry you are having a bad day, hopefully the evening will be just as nice as you planned, your supper sounds delicious.

The Girl said...

Boo for you!! Sounds like you're having a well rubbish day. I feel your pain, we've just gone through the redundancy thing here and it wasn't pleasant, although working for a charity is a bit like being under constant threat of redundancy because you never know when the funding's going to stop! And I've found myself thinking many times about how I appear to have completely wasted my time at uni!!

You definitely have good things to look forward to though - I unfortunately am at the gym tonight, after a very long break, it's not going to be pretty! I've never really watched Waterloo Road but am I right in thinking Tom Chambers is in this series? That could tempt me! And hurray for Never Mind The Buzzcocks although I agree about Simon. I feel like he's been with me forever, I've been watching him since Popworld on T4!

And whenever you feel down about work remember how lucky you are to have a Paperchase and John Lewis within walking distance - we don't have either in the whole of Hull!!

Hope you feel better by the end of the night :)

Lina said...

Hope you managed to stay postive. Sounds pretty grim, hang on in there!