and on the 26th day, there was rest

26 days ago, I went to work. From then until today, I was either on 1st shift or 3rd shift every day. I feel like I never really left work, especially when my pager went off even when I was at home. I’m exhausted, but my first formal software test that I planned from the very start to the very end has finally finished. This is the culmination of 2 years of my work. I feel this strange since of relief and a burden being lifted from my shoulders. Now I just have to remember what it’s like to sit at my desk instead of in the lab on Monday.

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7 thoughts on “and on the 26th day, there was rest

  1. I’m glad you’ve gotten some time off now. And ditto what Geof said. At least kill off a couple of bottles of wine.

  2. On Saturday I killed a couple pints of Guinness. That’s about it. I’ve been too tired this weekend to drink. Then again, I’ve been too tired because I’ve been having fun racing. πŸ™‚

    Oh, and I’ll be at work on Monday because our program refuses to admit that testing is understaffed and I’m once more behind schedule. *sigh* I swear I’ll take a break soon. I just don’t know when yet.

  3. Wow. You called me Katharine. Only my parents call me that. And, yes, I know I need to slow down. Right now I’m this catch-22 of “if I don’t really push myself, I won’t get a good raise next year, but then again, my raise wasn’t that great this year, so why push myself for next year?” I have a meeting with my boss tomorrow and hopefully something will come out of it. I’m leaving my options open at this point, because if I don’t keep pushing myself, my job won’t get done.

  4. I wanted your attention and I got it! πŸ˜‰

    And there are other things that have value in a whole-job compensation package than monetary rewards. I may feel like you’re not getting enough of the other, and that may frustrate me as someone who is curious about management philosophies, but it has a far more direct effect on you, obviously. πŸ™‚

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