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Bracing myself for today

Today is already on its way to sucking so I just need to gird my loins and do my best. It's the deadline for faculty to get their reports in and every year so many of them get a case of the stupids.

Also, a...AARRRGHHH, already in the last THREE MINUTES I've gotten the same dumbass question. People, you're logging into the WRONG ACCOUNT.

Annnnyway, I also have the idiot woman from the budget office suddenly coming back to me after weeks of agreeing to fund something with her trying to say that I've told her that the deal would be "net zero zum" and that "salary savings" would be applied to an account. Considering I haven't the slightest fucking clue what those terms mean (at least in the context of our funding because we're different than the rest of the University's accounting), she's trying to put words in my mouth and the senile bitch needs to retire. She's also driving my suite mates nuts with stuff of theirs where she's suddenly forgotten agreements. In fact last week she made Joe - who is not the type to lose his temper - punch a wall.

Then I have a guy that's over across town in the chemistry department (yes, I actually have to assist people that aren't even at our campus) with submitting his project in the electronic system. Of course he's having trouble on quite possibly my worst day of the year.

I took a xanax when I saw - but wisely did NOT answer - these issues at home last night. I knew I needed a good night's sleep to be in tip top shape. I hope I don't need to take any more but it's not looking good.

But before I start walloping people back into place, I'm going to make a Nespresso coffee in my adorable new kitty mug and will have a wedding cookie I made leftover from yesterday's staff party. I need to center myself before jumping back into the fray.

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amethyst_witch
Dec. 12th, 2018 01:44 pm (UTC)
*angry shake-fisting in solidarity* Get 'er done!! You can do it!!!

Also, a...AARRRGHHH, already in the last THREE MINUTES I've gotten the same dumbass question. People, you're logging into the WRONG ACCOUNT.

omg *LOL*... I'm sorry but I spat coffee all over my laptop screen there bahahaha
I wish you much luck here ;)

Jealous of your xanax o_O *twitches*
missdiane
Dec. 12th, 2018 01:52 pm (UTC)
Things like buspirone aren't addictive since it's designed for long term anxiety use - they can't try that one? I wish they could because if it didn't give me side effects (dagnabbit), it did such a nice subtle job taking care of the anxiety.

I have to hoard my last few xanax since my stupid fucking new drug insurance doesn't cover it. :(
amethyst_witch
Dec. 12th, 2018 01:55 pm (UTC)
If I even start asking for alternatives I'm gonna get side-eyed right outta there o_O
missdiane
Dec. 12th, 2018 02:00 pm (UTC)
An addictive personality shouldn't restrict you from being able to take a safe, long-term medicine for depression or anxiety. It makes me sad to think that anyone would want you to always "tough it out" *hugs*

Well, I have this on in the background for calming. There's a ton on youtube so hey, couldn't hurt for you too, eh?
amethyst_witch
Dec. 14th, 2018 03:17 pm (UTC)
This is so so pretty (and calming) thank you <333
amethyst_witch
Dec. 12th, 2018 01:45 pm (UTC)
Also wait--have we seen this new kitty mug? I wanna seeeee ^_^
missdiane
Dec. 12th, 2018 01:47 pm (UTC)
You missed the post? Lookie! It's THE CUTEST MUG EVARRRRRRRRR
https://missdiane.livejournal.com/1184233.html
amethyst_witch
Dec. 12th, 2018 01:51 pm (UTC)
Yeah yesterday was a fucking trash fire o_O
I'm still catching up *lol* LOVE the mug, hon!!!
spikesgirl58
Dec. 12th, 2018 04:41 pm (UTC)
Good luck! You can do it!
missdiane
Dec. 13th, 2018 01:41 pm (UTC)
Still plugging away. Have over 20 of the 128 reports still unsubmitted so now it's time to stop people's money to get their asses on the ball.
spikesgirl58
Dec. 13th, 2018 04:17 pm (UTC)
Ugh... it sounds like trying to herd cats.
threecee
Dec. 12th, 2018 08:58 pm (UTC)
You need to find a place where you can release your anger without getting in trouble.

What saved my sanity on days like you are having was that we had a nice, cool, server room. Only my own Dept. could get in, the machines made enough noise to cover any screaming, and I could cuss my heart out without upsetting anyone. One particularly bad day, my boss came in to do the same thing and we had a sort of duet.
missdiane
Dec. 13th, 2018 01:41 pm (UTC)
No can do in this building. It's under major construction so anyplace that I could think I could hide out still has the potential of being contaminated with asbestos or other lung-harming crud. That and once they're done with the construction, they're going to cram more than 15 more people in this already overcrowded building.

Heck, I can't even shut the door to my office and rant in a normal tone of voice since the walls are so thin that you can hear EVERYTHING on the other side.

However, since I was kind of pissed off that someone bitched that they could hear my NOT LOUD phone conversation and it was harming their precious ears, I just ordered a white noise machine and will put the speaker against the wall. So then they can hear muffled talking and oh...ocean waves.
threecee
Dec. 13th, 2018 07:28 pm (UTC)
Maybe with all the asbestos and such, it is a good time to start campaigning to work from home? Easier to vent and also easier to move around to give your back a break.
missdiane
Dec. 13th, 2018 07:43 pm (UTC)
I'm fortunate enough to be on the second floor where construction isn't currently occurring. However, bathrooms are only on the third floor or in the basement and construction is happening on the first floor and the basement. Some people on the first floor have currently negotiated to work from home or are working on the third floor.

That and unless I get something other than my iPad and dinky little Chromebook, I can't effectively work from home anyway. That and...well...cats.

At some point there will be some construction going on this floor to move people up here and if it gets obnoxious, I may negotiate to telecommute.

Sadly, this isn't even the first place I've worked at the University with asbestos issues. The first department I worked in the same room as my friend Emily was an old house and we found out Emily's chair was rolling over tattered carpeting over rotting asbestos tile. We had to be evacuated for some time until it got fixed and the jerks were more concerned with the FACULTY that worked in the neighboring rooms rather than the staff working IN the room with the problem.
veganhothead
Dec. 13th, 2018 01:12 am (UTC)
Keep on walloping, brave D!
missdiane
Dec. 13th, 2018 01:33 pm (UTC)
I'm trying! Some battles still going, others thankfully resolved. These people are NUTS
howlin_wolf_66
Dec. 13th, 2018 01:57 pm (UTC)
Hope the coffee and cookie help you to center yourself, and stiffen your resolve! *hugs*
missdiane
Dec. 13th, 2018 07:43 pm (UTC)
I gotta stop eating the cookies lol
sidhe_uaine42
Dec. 16th, 2018 11:03 pm (UTC)
The only thing that I can think of right now that might lift your spirits is just be grateful that you don't work for/in 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

I think that you're familiar with the address....
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