So, got home a few hours ago, snowstorm meant my bus, last night, wasn't running the whole route. Fortunately, the Hotel, in our bld., gives Security free rooms when stuff like this happens. I overslept and didn't get home until 3:15-ish this afternoon. Now, time for eats and drinks!
Well, trying to get a load of laundry done b4 work. I have a double,16hr, shift on Wed. I will be staying at the Hotel, security gets discounted rate, Tue evening. So, I need fresh undies and socks, hoping to have it done today. Since I want to sleep in b4 work tomorrow.
So, the buses have changed routes, as of 2 weeks ago. Now M,T,W and now F, Sat, I have to walk 6 blocks to catch my bus home. Sunday's since that bus leaves 15 earlier, I have to Train it home (50/50 if it has got drunks or s*itbirds on it). It's an 8 minute walk, on average, and the weather at 11pm is not warm!
Just got home. Sunday nights are stupid. I ride one bus , from work, to the University, then transfer to another home. 4 days a week I have between 5-9 minutes between buses. Not Sunday's! The schedule changed 4 weeks ago and my transfer leaves 8-20 minutes before I get there! Sundays I Lyft home or wait 65 minutes!
I don't know what to do...I have talked with my lieutenants and spoke briefly with the Head of Security. HOS is focused on getting a Control Operator, indications are we are going to lose one soon. LT.s want more officers, as do I. We have a good core with only 2 on the team that are problems, one is a habitual liar and a fake, the other is lazy as lazy is.
OK, so, my schedule currently sucks, but will get better, eventually. 64 hours in 5 days. Sat and Sun, 12 hr. shifts. Mon and Tue, 16 hr. shifts. Wed. 8 hours. Thu +Fri off. I currently Lyft ride home Sun. @11pm. Lyft to work for my 7am start Mon. morning.
It was the memory slots. He is currently paying for some schooling and thinks that sometime in Dec. he can afford to go get another used computer. I told him to bring me along, I want to be sure he is getting his money's worth. He is on a fixed budget. I don't want him paying $200 and getting the same POS.
Well, just capped my long week with a couple beers at the local pub. Next is another go with my neighbor's laptop. I am thinking it will end up the memory slots are bad but, one more try to confirm it. Probably will know sometime around 1pm... Good Night TPU
Sunday morning. I will be gone from my apartment until Tuesday night, probably get home around midnight. I have two 7am to 11 pm shifts, Monday and Tuesday, after my 11 to 11 shift today. I am going to stay at the Hotel, in our building, tonight and tomorrow night. Then a Wed. shift 3-11. 64 hours this week.
Including yesterdays 12 hour shift.
So, the news at work. I was Promoted to Sargent. That's the good news. The bad news? Well, one of our Lieutenants, quit. She was the only female on the team and she will be missed. The other bad news, their is a guy on our team that wanted to be Sargent.
So, another Amazon return tomorrow. New stick of memory didn't work, possibly DOA. I am going to order another, identical, stick in the hopes IT works, otherwise it is a hardware issue, with the memory slots. If so, he is going to get a different laptop...
For the last couple of weeks, on my day off, I have been trying to get my neighbor's laptop up and running. I got him a new SSD, to replace hid 250GB spinner from hell. I also got him an 8GB stick of sodimm DDR3. Or, so I thought. At first it booted to Windows (10 64 bit). but, the next day he got the BSOD.
So far, 2 teammates, at work, are very pissy. Even they don't know the secret plan yet, one just knows 1 little element. 1 of the 2 is gonna be quite upset, possibly even angry, come Tuesday...Good thing I like Popcorn! LOL. Of the 3 people that own Handguns, they're NOT pissy, Thank God.
OK, well. We got a new team member today. He'll be working the split shift, which hasn't been filled for over 3 years. 8-5 is his shift m-f. I was supposedly going to get this shift but, I got the Control room instead. I got more money but, he got the better hours...I'd complain but, won't make a difference.
Well, in about 10 minutes I have to leave for a 16 hour shift. Yea. Seems the day shift guy called off, at 8 pm last night. To Boot, the sage corporate overlords fired one of our solid team members yesterday. Based solely on what a Potbelly's employee said to the head of management.
Good Night TPU. Had an unexpected day off today. I went to the VA because of foot pain. I thought I might have fractured a bone while building a desk, for my sister. As it turns out, it was an acutely painful occurrence of Gout. Un usual, to say the least. So, staying away from alcohol and eating cherries and bananas and avoiding red meat for a spell.
Looks like, because of the schedule juggle, I will have 4 days of next week. Mon, Tues, Thu and Fri. Then my new schedule starts Sat, thru Wed, and I will be back to a 5 day work week. I am sure, as time goes by, I will be able to pick up another shift, adding to my overtime Motorcycle Fund. But for the time being, it will be nice.
So, 3 pm tomorrow begins a new phase for me at work. I get a $1 raise to spend 24 of my weekly 48 hours, in the control room running the largest building in the Twin Cities, aside from the massive acreage that is the Mall of America. I also get Friday off, instead of Wednesday.
I have a new phone being delivered Tuesday. I am getting the Apple 13 Pro Max w/ 512GB. I am an Android guy but, all of the driod 5G phones are currently garbage, IMHO. So, I am gonna give the much applauded Apple 13 a shot. On a side note the number 13 is a lucky number for me (long story, but unmistakable).