Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Worst Week Ever!

I'm sorry it's been so long since my last update. I planned to post something last week but it was just such a bad week that I couldn't.

So, last Monday was my birthday. Did I tell you all that I generally hate to celebrate my birthday? Well I do because I typically don't have very pleasant birthdays. I attempt to keep the date secret because of this very reason. In this case, however, it was just the start of one of my worst weeks ever and most definitely the worst birthday ever.

Monday morning started out by me getting a royal ass-chewing by my boss for an error I made the prior morning during a service maintenance window. Later, a new task was sprung on me with no notice and the Project Manager's instructions were less than clear. I got confused, though I didn't know it at the time and spent the entire night up babysitting the servers. Not good.

Tuesday was just bad because my confusion from the previous night resulted in a business disruption and that earned me another ass-chewing and a write-up.

Wednesday through Friday, I was ridden hard and nit-picked as a result of the events of Sunday and Monday.

On top of all that, I was on call all week so I couldn't even get good sleep any night. The company executed some lay-offs on Friday. I made it through the lay-offs, but I wasn't so certain for part of the week. Once I was written up, though, I figured I was OK since I didn't think they would go through the trouble to write me up if they planned to lay me off a few days later.

I'm not saying I didn't deserve the ass-chewings. On the contrary, I screwed up and certainly should have been chewed upon. What I'm saying, is that I do not seem to have very good luck with my birthdays. As a general rule, I'd like to ignore them and treat them as a normal day. I'm no longer convinced that's a good idea.

We'll see about next year, eh?

On the bright side, the Queen got me a Bag of Holding for my birthday and I'm pleased about it. :)

This post was brought to you by the letters W, T, F, and 4.

3 more ramblings:

Lint Monkey said...

omg, bags of holding are so freaking awesome!!!

And I'm sorry your birthday was lame. That sucks. I guess the birthday gods are against you. :( Want me to ask the Invincible Heironeus to beat him up for you?

dubby said...

I'm sorry you have a boss that doesn't understand a chewing-out is counterproductive. Sheesh.

Old Man With a radio transmitter in his car said...

Congrats on making it through the layoffs intact. That probably says something about the overall high quality of your work and the value of your contribution, those few occasional humanisms notwithstanding.