Wednesday, November 30, 2011

A Catch-22

I'm still not an active employee, yet, although Dr. Fastenberg, who got the paperwork to fill in on Monday, had it back to Medical by Monday afternoon!  He's an angel!

So, I had called Medical yesterday, and Nurse Maureen said, yep, I should be an active employee again, as of the 28th.  But I didn't do too much yesterday, as it was chemo day.  What I did do, was plot out all the things that needed doing, so I made lists, and tried to decide if I needed more equipment here at the house, and how I was going to get myself more office space in the library if say, I needed to have a printer and a fax.  I think that was pretty productive.

I got up this morning, all ready to log in and get cracking, but alas, no luck.  So I called our Help Desk, and got a really fantastic tech.  We tried everything, and at least I got to the time-keeping system so I could log my hours, but that was it.  He sent me up to tier II, and we discovered that during the 4 months of my leave of absence, the company had issued new badges.  Alas, I had no clue of this, since I hadn't been getting e-mail.

Well, that meant I had to go into the plant, and you know what a production that is.  But the last time I did it wasn't the day AFTER my chemo infusion (Camptosar).  I was sick as the proverbial dog, but I had to take care of this.  Headed into Security, got my new badge, which I assumed would be activated by them, but alas, I was told I had to get my activation code from... my e-mail account.  Which I can't access... because....my badge is not activated.  Yeah.  Ok.

I call the Help Desk again, and he says ... wait, they show you still on Leave of Absence, so I can't help you.  So, I call leave services, and the lady I get says, "I'll leave a message for your Leave manager, and tell them to make you active."  Um, and that would happen when?

Anywho, I'm starting to think Dr. Fastenberg was right and I am nuts to want to go back to work, but I'll have a new set of responsibilities, essentially a new job, and I'll be permanently virtual, except to someday get my badge activated so I can access what I need to do my job.  In any event, I was so exhausted when I got home that I took a nap.  And when it does all get fixed, and I know it will, I'll be happy and productive and not nuts at all. :)

Love to all!

2 comments:

  1. Don't you think that someone is trying to tell you something? I can understand you wanting to get back to some kind of normal, honest I can. I was laid off a couple of years ago. I will be 60 next year and discovered I have become invisible. No-one wants to hire my old ass. Their loss I have to say cause I sure do have a lot to offer. Oh well.

    Girl, maybe it is time to just take it easy for a while. Enjoy what you have at home with your family. I have had to learn how to do that and I have to admit it sucked at first. I have always been such a busy person, running everywhere. Now, I have so much going on here with hobbies etc that I sometimes wonder how the hell I had time to work.

    I know your situation is different, well not entirely, we have one thing in common. It just scares me to think of you doing a full days work for 5 days a week. I am probably not saying this right, and what right do I have anyway to advise you on anything, but girl you worry me.

    Have a good weekend sweetie, take it easy and rest up.
    fay in the family room

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  2. Oh, Fay, believe me, I was ready to give up yesterday, but I have a new job that's right up my alley, and as of today, everything is going right, and I'll be 100% virtual, and flexible hours are a given, so I can work when I can and rest when I must

    I know it's weird, but I love working, I always have. Despite the fact that I was worn to a frazzle yesterday, I was so happy and strangely energized, as well.

    And maybe there is an element to this that my Queen of Neuroses says that if I quit working it means I have given up and it's time to die.

    I'm hungry, now...:)

    Fay, you're a peach and believe me, I know you're thinking of only the best for me. I never doubt it.

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