Supposed to get my “new” Ball and chain work laptop today.
Haven’t had one of these for literally years. Didn’t really want this one either, but dealing The Big Clam’s new version of CITRIX was giving me fits. Difficult to get to all the tools I need use and just a pain in the rear in general.
So back to VPN and lugging a “boat anchor” around as well. That’s the only downside to this, Carrying the thing around.
Sleep has Improved Somewhat
I had been waking up a time or two during the night. Inexplicable. Was sleeping with a box fan blowing over the bed. Turned that off and problem solved! Must have been making me a little too chilled or something. Because now that I’ve turned it off, I sleep (mostly) through the night.
Still waking up before the alarm. Depends on when I go to sleep, of course, but I seem to be waking up *BING!* after 5-6 hours of sleep. Not sure if this is really enough, but I’m okay with it as long as I can function. This seems to happen even after taking sleep meds too. Dunno.
More Work Stuff
You Are Not Pulling Your Weight
Had a fairly insulting note from my Asian Overlord basically stating he didn’t think I was pulling my fair share. I thought I had been doing fairly well. He would pull stats on the one day I only closed 3 issues and touched 3 or 4 others. We are basically rated on “Closed” issues. Wrong statistic to use in a second level job like mine.
So I’ve asked my US team mates to keep track of what issues they work on (and close) for the next week or so. Just to see if these folks are full of bullshit or I really do need to change the way I work.
I don’t seem to pull a lot of tickets that I can just work and close... Meh.
Are We Moving?
We’ll be going to work for a manager in the 3rd Quarter that I’ve worked with before. Recently she’s pulled all of her teams to work at a different location. They were all over the city and now she has them all at our location over by Reliant Stadium. Can’t blame her really, a lot of the teams didn’t want to go. It makes using mass transport somewhat well, difficult.
Got a workaround that I don’t really want to use, and it will mean replacing my 1998 Saturn before I really want to. I’ll have to go to the Park and Ride and pick up a slug, drop them downtown, and then continue on for points south.
So I’ve sent her a note to ask for a few minutes of her invaluable time to discuss whether or not we’ll be moving. This will have quite an impact as to where I eventually move once the house sells. Also should I put my usual amount on my bus card or just nickel and dime it until she deems it necessary for us to re-locate.