dude: You've really got a stomach! What are you - 4 or 5 months now?
me: um...10 weeks.
dude: WOW! You'd better start those exercises now, otherwise you won't be able to go into labor!
At least women and men with kids don't shove advice down your throat; they usually preface with, "When I/my wife was pregnant $thing worked well for me/her."
Work is making me extremely violent these days. I'm over worked, under-clued, and have a laundry list 10 miles long. Here are some choice conversations from just this morning:
person: Stacky, I need you to do $bigthing Friday night
me: I can't, I have another project that night
person: but I need you to!
me: I can't, I have another project that night. It's high-priority
person: <barks a bunch of angry stuff>
me: I'm sorry, we'll have to schedule it for sometime after mid-March
person: I'm calling your boss!
me: I have a better idea, he's standing right over there. Let me go get him....
person: forget it, we'll schedule for March.
rude guy: Stacky, we're migrating a system onto our new SAN, and it will need to be backed up.
me: ok, how much data are we talking about, and when will the backups need to begin?
rg: 6TB at the beginning of March
me: A full 6TB, or you're giving them a 6TB space to grow into?
rg: full 6TB, will grow to 10TB
me: we can't do that right now, as we only have 7TB of disk on Tivoli. Fortunately, we're working on space projections, so we'll be able to include that data for the additional storage purchase we're making next month.
rg: Well, it has to be backed up, and it has to be on Tivoli!
me: Well, if we do that, then we won't be able to back up any other system. It will just have to wait a little while. How is it being backed up now? Can we just continue that method until we get more space?
rg: <angry stuff>
me: That's fine, but things are the way they are. I can't make 6TB appear out of thin air. I'll mention this to my boss, and we'll be sure to plan for it in our upcoming purchase.
rg: Whatever! <storms off>
So yeah, that was my morning. It only goes downhill from here. We're all stressed, everybody's understaffed....so let's not be ugly to one another, m'kay? I'm trying to do the work of 3 people, so things are just going to have to wait. I've come to really hate this job - I'm tired of the abuse. If I weren't pregnant, I'd be quitting immediately.
Unplanned expenses just keep on hitting us. It makes saving a pile of money rather difficult. At least there's no debt. Well, no consumer debt. More fear of the future.
Poor Porschea is just stressed out. I wish I knew how to make my puppy know it's all going to be OK.
Ugh, I should have stayed home today. I'm just too sick to function. Maybe I can get away with staring at the wall for the next few hours.
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