One of the benefits I do have with my job is that I can work from home. This meant that I could go visit my family in QLD last week without actually having to use up my vacation time. My dad got out of hospital last week after having a hip replacement operation. So I went up there to help them out for a few days while he was getting used to walking again. It turned out that he was actually getting around fine. Just the boredom of not being able to do much is killing him. It was my mum who needed emergency medical attention over the weekend, so I was glad I was there to sit with her over night in hospital. They are both okay now and looking after themselves.
I’ve been working some pretty silly hours at the office and at night at home lately. My boss wants us to work covering more jobs than just our normal job. A couple of months ago I was asked to do some work at a recuiting company that my company owns for 2 or 3 days a week… whilst still doing my own job. It’s been a bit stressful because the quality of work at my normal job has dropped significantly. The company wants me to start selling my time to other parts of the business. They say that we are not cost cutting… but it feels like it is. I’m hoping the situation of having to work long hours will stop soon. It’s driving me a little bit crazy.