Thursday, February 12, 2009

Too Tired for a Title....

Photosource: David J. Nightingale

I´m tired…
So tired that I risk falling asleep whilst writing these words.
It´s been three days of countless hours working on a two day training session which i´m not even halfway with.
11 hours of working against time.
Every now and then everything becomes fuzzy and I can´t make out the slides I´ve been working on.
Pressure - I need to get this done!
But there are moments I stare blankly at my work and can´t decipher what I know that I know like the back of my hand.
I´m tired…
When i´m not working, i´m working in my sleep.
Even eating has become too tedious, I never realised the effort it takes to chew.
I need to stop.
I need to sleep.
Soon the Centrum will kick in, the coffee will give me a boost and at lunch i´ll power up with a Redbull. And just in case I begin to lose gas, my evening snack includes an energy bar accompanied with an Actimel.
I´ll be on a buzz… I´ll be awake and alert
I´ll get things done and tomorrow I´ll do it over again and again so that 3 weeks work is done in 1.
I´m tired.

5 comments:

Luis Sardinha said...

When people that only see number join forces with people that don't have the guts to say NO, the result is this...

At least they'll give some days of rest. I lose the count of people that do 12h all days and the only thing they got is a "Good work!" message...

It's already at half, at the weekend its done or very close.

Sunshine said...

The light still seems so damn far down this tunnel...
As for compensation: 3 days leave to compensate for the unpaid overtime and a pat on the back accompanied with "well done, you´re going to go to heaven one day!"

Marco said...

As Luis said, belive me/us: 3 days of leave is better than the rest of us get for that very same kind of effort.

Sunshine said...

Marco: True... but it isn´t exactly the recompense deserved for the effort invested.

Clairvoyant said...

Tu cansada demais para um titulo eu para escrever em inglês. Sinceramente, hoje estou sem pachorra.
Ai ai... andas a aportuguesar-te demasiado: recompense? que é isto? falta de contacto com Johanesburg?
Raios me partam, uns queixam-se de trabalho a mais, outros de trabalho a menos...
Ando com pica para voltar ao velho ritmo, mas ainda não consegui. Aos poucos estou a arranjar sarna para me coçar, mas ainda está a evoluir aos poucos, e demasiado lento para o meu gosto.
Ando a zangar-me com a minha lentidão, o que é bom. Quem sabe se juntando raiva suficiente, a coisa não pega fogo?
Tenta não fazer tanto, que eu prometo tentar fazer bastante mais :) Os amigos partilham as dificuldades. Manda para cá qq coisinha que eu dou uma ajuda