Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Busy as a Bee

I am going to break my personal rule of not talking about my job in my blog this time and rant about my work.

I have been working since last Mon and have not taken a break since. Even my weekend had been burnt and I feel giddy everytime I stepped into my office. Gosh.. I never knew that I am so hardworking..

The thing is, ever since Jaya left, my workload had increase. I had to learn how to take over her stuff, clear her backlog and correct her mistakes while at the same time clear my own stuff. Me and Eunis have been working until very late everyday. It would have been much easier if we know how to do Jaya's stuff instead of having to figure out as we go along. And the fact that she was quite messy in her work really made our job tougher.

I actually felt nauseous and giddy when I step into the office each day. Perhaps I had been seeing too much of that place already. And then the most incredible thing happened today, I had a nose bleed. This was the first time in my life ever to have a nose bleed.. I think my entire system is just too screwed up by the long hours and not enough rest.

Every morning, my mobile and my office phone will ring off the hook. Sometimes I even had to answer both phones together with people breathing down my neck, chasing me for some stuff while my boss was asking me about the inventory level and his revenues at the same time. If not for these, it would be some stupid problems which hindered the flow of my work. Take for example today, a specific new car had to be sent down to a customer's showroom by 9am tomorrow. This car was still at the port, yet to be cleared. The whole procedure was supposed to be very simple, the people at KD just needed to clear a container, truck out it out, unstuff at KD and then my car carriers will proceed to deliver it to the customer showroom. Simple and easy. Apparently, Mr Murphy decided to pay me a visit. Since we did not have the packing list, we did not know which containers contain the particular model that was needed. I figured, since out of the 15 cars in the port, 12 of it were the model that I needed, the probability of getting the correct model should be quite high. Wrong! The container that was being trucked out contain 2 cars and none of it was the correct one. By the time, I was informed about this problem, it was already at the end of the day and was very late. There wasn't any chassis available for us to truck out another container. And then when a chassis was found, there wasn't manpower available to do the unstuffing for us cos the people at KD had left. Luckily, my boss decided to help me and talk to the manager at KD. It was just 15mins earlier that I was informed the containers had been unstuffed and the cars had been trucked out, finally. So the only thing left would be for my car carriers to proceed with the delivery to our customer's place at the appointed time tomorrow. Phew, all these took up like 2 hours of my time.. I really, really hope that nothing will go wrong tomorrow. Mr Murphy, please fuck off and leave me alone, will ya..!

I am so tired.

10 comments:

rijac said...

i can emphatise with you. i have had a pretty rediculous week, and today was the worst. i am taking a coffee break now but i think i will pretty much be up all night with work...

Iris said...

Sometimes I feel like just walking away from my work, just walk away like that, without a heck! I think my boss might just die of heart attack if I do that!

Anyway, you take care of your health, don end up like me having a nose bleed..!

DK said...

You take care of ur health. Drink more water.

Beaver21 said...

Hey iris, really not worth working your ass out! Your heallth is more important, eh! Lose your job and you can find another fairly quickly. Lose your health and you may not get it back, ya!

So bottom line is... take care of your own well-being cos nobody's gonna do that for ya.

Take care, ya?

Iris said...

Thanks guys! I hope this is only for this couple of weeks.. Cos I don think I can take it if this continues.

dm said...

Ka ka go tell your boss off lah.. Now he's at his wits end cos shortage of manpower. If you leave, he sure lost wan.. Then you can ask for pay raise or more OT pay!

Nose bleed somemore! Too heated liao lah... Time to release some heat...

Hahahahahaha...

Iris said...

Wah, DM, din know you so evil one leh...!

HJ said...

Well, u can ask DK to help u... heeee...

Work Work Work Work Work...

Must Learn to relax... u need to tell ur boss off i guess...

DK said...

Me already trying to help liao.... doesnt seem working leh.

dm said...

Evil? This is how it is in the working world loh.. Man for himself.. ;)