Work Blues

Oiii… I don’t want to go to work today.  I can’t quite figure out how I’m going to manage being there for 8 hours without being bored completely out of my mind.  Maybe it’ll be better today.  Lately I just feel like there is so much to be done, but a lot of it is stuff that I need input on or it’s completely mind numbing. And since we’re all busy, getting input is hard, and mind numbing, well you know…  it sucks.

I actually think since we had layoffs I’ve been more “bored” than usual.  Part of it I’m sure is frustration. Because now I’m helping with a lot more helpdesk issues.  For example the one I got yesterday. questions like

“A customer is making a return, do I need to return the items to stock?”

“Yes, you do.”

“That’s what I thought you were going to say.”

Stuff like that.  Seriously. 

Also, we keep finding problems with the software we use. I used to work in software development AND support. In those days, under time constraints, I always felt like we were writing hacks, and the architecture and structure weren’t good designs. (But they worked). But this software. yikes! It’s horrible. It’s one of the worst database designs, and the actual software is so inconsistent. It’s like they started with one screen, and then kept saying “hey we have time, let’s do another”, so the next screen is totally different!

So the bottom line is. I’m bored, when there is so much to do, because I’m not doing what I want to do and I’m not challenged. I feel like I am so overpaid, because I probably could do what I’m doing pretty much straight out of college. 

When I took this job, I dreaded the traveling. But at least when I’m traveling I like what I do.  It also doesn’t help that I really don’t have a lot of friends at work. My few friends are the ones I travel with who don’t work in Lakeville (one works there, but is always super busy). The people in Lakeville are nice people, just no one to eat lunch with.  (Sigh)

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