Well, it’s official – I will return to my “usual” 8:30-5pm work schedule next week. It’s been just about a year that I was put on reduced schedule and after lots of wrangling by my boss(es), I was returned to full time. So, yey!
The Good: my bank account took a 25% hit last year which only came to my attention late last year when I noticed a distinct lack of cash in my possession.
The Bad: I love my morning farting around time. LOVE IT. I’ll miss getting up at 7, drinking coffee and playing online until I have to get in the shower at 8:35. And I will especially miss packing up and leaving at 4:30. Ah well. It will be good to get (most of) my salary back. See, in order to do this and get it passed by the Powers that Be (i.e. Headquarters), they had to swap out my salary with idiot boy sales assistant who is getting his hours reduced down to 30. And he makes less than me (but not by much – Geez) so I am still down about $3000 than the salary I came in at. But, that’s better than being down the 25% of last year. If Idiot Boy decides to bail, they won’t re-hire for his position (they should never have brought him on in the first place) and I’ll go back to where I was initially. We shall see.
The Ugly: More time spent with whiny co-worker (who is lately in high whine mode. Everything she says has the energy of “I’m sorry” – I just want to smack her.) Plus, I will have to take back some duties I was able to step away from when my hours were reduced. Bleah. I like farting around.
Anyway, that starts next week but since I’m off Monday, Tuesday (HAL!) and Wednesday, I’ll ease back into it with a two day work week. I like that idea.