Friday, April 29, 2005

And the uncertainty continues...

Welcome back,
It's been a few days, and I'm still @ work, let the rejoicing begin. yeaaaah

I'm glad to be here, but there's this huge sword hanging over this place, and we can all feel it's presence. I got to have a bit of fun tonight, someone is going around installing TROJANs (a.k.a. browser toolbars) and I got to do a bit of IT work... Just don't tell our IT guys, they haven't been able to remove them so far. With the plethora of Anti-spyware/adware products out there you'd figure at least one would be on these machines. Personally I hope they don't, it means more fun for me.

If you're a member of the team up here on 15, then check out Brian's yahoo group for us. I'm hoping that we wont need it for during-strike communications, but it's cool that he took the time to set it up.
Thanks, Brian.

see you tomorrow

Saturday, April 23, 2005

No work until Monday... I hope.

This past Monday I, along with everyone else in the company, found out that we will be facing certain "lockout" measures that will be taken by the company. And, subsequently found out, that our union may be telling us it's strike time, as soon as this coming Monday.

I'm going to have to go in this weekend to get some things from my locker... Just in case.

Here's hoping that I still have work this week.

It's a girl

My little brother and his fiancee just had a new baby last night, and it's a beautiful little girl.

Unfortunately since I'm not a grandparent, I haven't been allowed into see the baby in person. I don't know when the hospitals started to do that, but it's pretty sad. First no waiting rooms, and now I can't even see my very first little neice. At least I get to see meet her this weekend.

I'll be posting her pic on my moblog once I get one.

Monday, April 18, 2005

Forget it Marge

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******UPDATE****** Ain't TELUS MOBILITY's picture phone mailer grand!!!

Saturday, April 16, 2005

What is that glowy thing in the sky???

Once again I'm at work on a Saturday (Fun), and the scheduling people have screwed up again (SUPER Fun), and have scheduled half of the people that we need for a weekend day (Eh, Whadda ya gonna do).


Those of you who know me know that I HATE working in the days, and not just because I get free parking at night. I live about an hours drive away from work, and have to leave about an hour and a half early, just incase I run into any accidents, or whatever other delays present themselves. But right now, that's ok, because today our network is down, and I really don't have to do any work. It is a shining moment in the telecom industry... At least for us here it is

Since I don't really trust any network that I haven't setup myself, and I really don't trust the one here, I'm probably the only one who uses a thumbdrive to backup everything that I use for work. and I REALLY don't trust the one here, (I know the company that I work for), but also because that's the kind of thing that I do. I backup all of my work stuff, but lord knows when the last time I backed up any of my computers at home. Thatg's probably becaause there are 6 at home, and only 1 at work.

As I've said before, I do like working, BUT... it is the weekend, and we deserve a break too; Who doesn't?

Man I really wish that I was back on evenings or graves. When you do it for a month or so, your body gets used to it, and then to go from getting up @ 930 at night, to getting up @ 430 in the morning, in 2 days. That's a bit rough, and then I get to go back to graves in a week.

Just biding my time... Just biding my time...

Friday, April 08, 2005

I love that movie.

Tonight at work I watched "Office Space", and am verry much saddened that the movie so closely mirrors my own work environment. The only thing is that the depressed workers at least get their own desks, and can bring in personal items to leave on said desks. But despite this it was still pretty spot on. escpecially when 'Peter' says "...Humans weren't meant to sit in cubicles and stare at computer screens all day...", I agree whole heartedly.

Now don't get me wrong here, I do like working. I like it alot. But when I come into work and I can't be sure that I'll ever have a place to sit and work, and if I do, then it's most likely not the place I like to sit at. Aaaaaand, If it is that desk, It will have been sat in by at least 1 other person, and they will have changed ALL of the settings for everything here.

But, I digress...
this is one of the most depressing places to work. I like to help people fix their problems, especially with tech stuff; But here I am not ALLOWED to help them, to the point of absurdity. Fun stuff all around...

I know that you probably don't care about my job, and how much I loathe it, but trust me, I care even less. And, that's the one little glimmer to my job... The fact that I don't care anymore. It's great. I gave up on the whole caring thing, as a new yea's resolution, and it's working out great. Since I'm not allowed to actually help anyone, or make logical common-sense decisions, (under penalty of reprimand, I might add); I just gave up. I now do my job with just enough fervor to not get fired. I'm looking elsewhere, but I'm not exactly giving up on the money until I'm safely elsewhere.

I'm hoping that some of my leads pan out, and I can get out of here, some are looking good. One is one that I really wan't. It's in L.A. but I've worked in the States before and had no problems. I hope it works out. Because I'm not doing the job I was hired for, and promised that I would only be a phone monkey for a MAX of 3 months, before doing I.T., and I just want to do that job. If not here than somewhere else.