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Friday, October 18, 2013


I tried something new the other night. Instead of going to bed EIGHT hours before my alarm time, I did it NINE hours ahead. I was hoping to compensate for the four- six times per night that I get up to the bathroom. It seemed to help. My workplace has added even more hours to my schedule for next week, so that will be all I do, eat, sleep and work.

Today they even asked me why I changed my availability for an hour later in the morning. They wanted me to start at four A.M. instead of five. It is extremely difficult to manage my health with the schedule I have now, changing times even earlier would mess with my meds, especially my diabetes meds.
The thing with this place is that once they ask you to do something ONCE, they then have you do it every day,even if you just did it as a one-time favor to them.
I am not poking that beehive with my stick, even once!! LOL! (Rising at 3 am), Working 4am-1pm five days a week is not for me at this age.
I have been there 23 years and have no intention of grinding out the hours I USED to work when I first started. I used to work thirteen hour days,,every day..

The old body is not even willing to THINK about that work schedule again..
This little pest in the back of my brain is saying, "Go for it Lin, you can get more credits for SS retirement!! Think of that extra $$!!"
The sane part of my grey matter always ends up slapping that pest upside the head and telling her to "MYOB, she wants to have enough left of her brain and body to even KNOW that she is retiring!!".

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TRENTDREAMER 10/19/2013 10:46AM

    "The sane part of my grey matter always ends up slapping that pest upside the head and telling her to "MYOB, she wants to have enough left of her brain and body to even KNOW that she is retiring!!"
* Well put. Balance can be really hard even in places where one doesn't feel like one is constantly protecting themselves from workaholism.

Hang in there!

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PATRICIAAK 10/19/2013 4:55AM

    Excellent that you are looking out for yourself.

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ALDEBARANIAN 10/18/2013 11:30PM

    I think it's remarkable that your employers are so blind to you as a person. Anyone with an ounce of reasonably up to date knowledge of human resource management should know better. Also, "flex hours" are supposed to benefit you, too.

Please take good care of you, and have a great weekend.

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NORASPAT 10/18/2013 10:46PM

    emoticon emoticon LINDA, look out for yourself and your health issues.
I sure do hope you are feeling better by now.
I have no clue what you do for work but it sure sounds like very hard work. emoticon emoticon emoticon
Thanks for comments and reading my blogs. I just wish I could type faster. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GABY1948 10/18/2013 8:21PM

    GOOD for you! If you don't take care of you, who will???

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KAREN608 10/18/2013 5:09PM

    How much longer until you can retire? What an early start and I can see why you said no to the even earlier start time. It's a long enough day as is.

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HICKOK-HALEY 10/18/2013 3:51PM

    That is early. I am not a morning person, so I would have toothpicks in my eyes. Hope the situation gets worked out.

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  Good for you on scheduling more hours to sleep!

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DEBBIEANNE1124 10/18/2013 3:13PM

    Hopefully you will have a nice weekend.

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    Voices telling us bad stuff. SOmetimes we just have to override the voice

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