This is the week it all comes down, I know I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that I got myself in some trouble at work. This is my last week using the chat function, next Monday it’s back on the phones for me. I did say Monday, like the other phone people in my group I’ll have Saturday & Sunday off, which could be a nice schedule, except for the going in to work at 4pm. Of course, with Summer starting for my kids a week from Friday, it’s not really going to matter. I’ll see plenty of them & also, as an added bonus be around during the day to take them to summer school (the pleasure of their company has been requested in no uncertain terms for the 2 weeks they have it scheduled).
So I do get 3 days off this week at least, Since I have Friday off to complete this week’s schedule, then Saturday & Sunday on the new schedule, then Monday I have to get back on the phone – ugh. I have been compiling a list of things which are good about going back on the phone, the #1 thing is that no matter how busy it is at work, I will only have to talk to 1 person at a time. (On chat we are expected to handle up to 3 chats at a time- some people have volunteered to do 4 at a time in exchange for having lighter expectations in some areas, myself 3 was too many already so I wouldn’t agree to it.)
I’m trying to be positive about it, but my boss is killing me, he’s entirely too positive about it & is pushing me to embrace his ideas & attitudes too hard. I’m not some collge kid who’s passing through for 4 years at this job & has a malleable mind he can sway to his attitude & ideas. I’m 40, probably older than him, anti his whole millitary “do what you’re expected to or else” attitude & just generally subversive toward his whole way of thinking. I will do as well as I can, because I always do, but I will resent every second of it & will probably need to double my daily intake of St. Johnswort to keep from using unpleasant tone towards customers.
Anything’s better than being fired, that’s the way I have to look at it right now.