It was this evening that I literally felt like throwing up numbers & excel charts after having been overworked time and over in the last 2 weeks. While a silver lining did appear in the afternoon to save the already badgered day (which I later felt was more of an insult), the official confirmation of receiving another 2 accounts to the very full plate of portfolios I had KILLED whatever was left of hope.
I consoled myself. I was probably treated as such because I had value? But I could kid myself no further knowing that it was a fact that we were facing manpower shortage against twice the workload steaming in. Suddenly urgent requests with a day’s turnaround was coming in. Suddenly all clients needed to spend excess/leftover budgets by next week. Suddenly all were ringing my phone asking for a response try as I might to quickly want to end the call. Suddenly everything that didn’t happen before was starting to happen…and I later found out from the husband why.
During one of the darkest weeks I’ve ever had in the lifespan of this job the husband has been my knight in shining armor however cheesy that sounds. The light at the end of the tunnel. He would wait downstairs at the office tower till I got off work to have dinner together regardless how late into the night it was. Knowing my comfort food for fries, fried chicken & ice cream, he indulged in them together with me. Despite the recession he’s been showering me with items I’ve been fancying so that I could save on my own salary, encouraging my reasonable online shopping; with the most recent surprise being taking an interest in pretty dinner bags that I’ve been eyeing.
Mum has also been a sweetheart as always. I know she often pr ays for the both of us. She’s always ready to listen. Always ready to shower us with home cooked goodness and love in all ways she can. And I’m very blessed & thankful for that. My 2 angels.
I also got upset with a coll today. I can’t believe how irresponsible someone (who claims just because she’s older) can get. She struts in to the office 2 hours late almost daily without giving a damn and don’t have the decency to even meet given deadlines. At least show your worth before you pull off such an arrogant stunt. How they get away it always fascinates me.