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Another Work Week Ended

(let's discount the fact for the moment that I also work unofficially over the weekends)

This week has been one of ups and downs.

The plusses this week include:

  • the fact that for volunteering to take a later flight on an overbooked plan, I got a €300 travel voucher. That brings it up to €600. So SAS has just paid for most if not all of my flight to a vacation destination in Europe or a trip back home.

  • The dry cleaners managed to do a terrific job dry cleaning the sofa cushion covers. And all for like $200. Could have been worse. They are great and comfy sofas!:-)

  • My landlord will let me stay through September. So a break on the pressure to find an apartment

  • The first weeks of my new job are going well. So much to do and learn



The negatives are:

  • That my mind hurts. Actually my brain. Like there is alot of pressure on it.

  • My body is telling me that I need to relax, but I don't know how. I have so much to do and I don't want to disappoint. I keep telling myself the 80 hour weeks will get better soon.

  • The stress-induced nosebleeds have started to return. But that only happens when the stress is at a severe level. Nothing else that I can notice physiologically about me changes (not a higher heart rate of anything).

Comments

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artkouros
May. 12th, 2006 04:55 pm (UTC)
Have you checked your blood pressure lately?
rcornelius
May. 15th, 2006 12:25 pm (UTC)
no i haven't gotten it checked it. but i am going to next week. it's waaaay overdue!
akrodha
May. 13th, 2006 01:51 pm (UTC)
Eeek! Be careful!

What's this new job all about anyway?
rcornelius
May. 15th, 2006 12:28 pm (UTC)
Well it is really just an extension of my previous job. Basically I work with business compliance and risk management, working across our organisation to ensure that when it comes to providing IT services to our customers, that we are complying with our internal rules, external policies such as country laws, industry laws and codes of practice, internationally recognised laws, etc, etc, etc.

It's a bit more stressful than I had anticipated, but it is still a good job and I am glad I accepted it. People already support me in the role and I have made some changes which are viewed as positive.
akrodha
May. 21st, 2006 02:15 pm (UTC)
sweet!
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