Getting back to normal =o)

@Wizzywig (7859)
May 27, 2010 10:50am CST
Yesterday was my first shift back at work from sick-leave. I am having a "phased return" which means I'm doing just one 6 hour shift this week; 2 next week & then a 7.5 shift & a 6 hour the week after, before going back to my usual hours. To be honest, I'd had enough at the end of the 6 hours yesterday but it was good to be back. When you've had time off work are you usually glad or sorry to go back?
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@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
28 May 10
Congrats at getting back to work..yeah it it is usually hard the first week but before long you will be back in the full swing of things and it will be like it was...it was always hard for me at first..but then I would settle in and then everything would be all right.
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
28 May 10
I didn't write that things got back to normal...because there is nothing normal about me...and what I do..lol...
@Wizzywig (7859)
28 May 10
Its always hard work anyway but, I'm lucky to be able to ease back in. Interestingly, my boss did say "... well, as normal as is possible for YOU!" I really dont know what she could mean
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@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
28 May 10
LMAO.. Normal is boring and overrated...and should only be settings on washers and dryers..lol...
@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
30 May 10
I used to work at a job wherein we might work more then 12 hour shifts for a week or two weeks, and then we'd have a week or two weeks off depending on the season. I was a banquet server, and really I didn't like the job. I actually filled out the application because a friend wanted me to, I was unemployed and needing to find another job, but I didn't really want to apply. I applied and got hired, and was actually excited. The HR department made it seem as if we would have more time off then we would have on, but that the pay would still be good. Well it ended up we had a lot of time on and even if we had a week off at a time, it just wasnt' enough to rest up on. I quit because my husband asked me to. We had just started dating at the time and between me working and hanging out with him, I hardly had time to sleep. I was actually sleeping while I was hanging out with him, that's kind of what we did, We'd go eat, go to a park, and then sleep lol. In any case, I started feeling sick and then I started staying with him, we had a like week or two week period off and I was going to have to go back in the next day or that day, well I just decided to call in and quit. Maybe not the smartest thing. My family didn't know my schedule, heck my grandmother actually thought I had two bf's or something. In any case, I quit, moved in with him... and then it wasn't three years later until I found another job, that I was laid off of. I've realized, I've not really answered your question, woops sorry, I guess I got a little carried away. In any case, I was not really relieved to go back to work because It seemed I had just gotten rested up finally when I would have to go back in and work who knows how long.
@Wizzywig (7859)
31 May 10
I quite like my job...well, not so much the job as the colleagues & the fact that it gets me away from other stuff. Financially, I really couldn't afford to take more time off - tho' having started my 'phased return' I know that I still have a way to go to 'normal'
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@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
2 Jun 10
You've still got a ways to go before it's back to normal? I'm sure it'll get easier, after a week or two of the phased return you should be used to it, though the shock of going back to your normal full schedule, might be a bit more then a surprise? I know I don't do well with going from no hours to lots...
@Wizzywig (7859)
3 Jun 10
I dont have a problem with being back at work, or getting up at stupid o'clock in the morning to go. It will just take a bit of time before I am back to "full strength". I am physically not capable of doing the lifting that I did before. They have me booked in to do 2 days again next week but we have left it open so that i can do more if i feel lke it....I can just turn up.
@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
28 May 10
sorry, oh yeah, VERY sorry to go back
@Wizzywig (7859)
28 May 10
I've been climbing the walls here & it was all the more frustrating looking around seeing things that needed doing but not being able to manage to do them! (I know.... you'd think that, if I could climb walls, I could pretty much do anything....)
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
28 May 10
Oh, I know what you mean - But I've never had a problem staying occupied with things. So the worst was when my right arm was in a sling - couldn't even CRAFT or WRITE, heck, even mouse my computer!
@Wizzywig (7859)
28 May 10
There was stuff to do but not stuff I wanted to do
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@RawBill1 (8542)
• Gold Coast, Australia
27 May 10
So, was the weather absolutely fantastic for your first day back? I am the type of person who always likes be active so whenever I have had extended breaks from work in the past, I have always enjoyed getting back into it, even when I was working in a job that I really did not enjoy. It was just good to be active and earning money again.
@Wizzywig (7859)
27 May 10
Amazingly enough, it was quite cool and the sky was pretty grey... even a few spots of rain I've kept as busy as I could whilst I've been off - bit of gardening & decluttering but, you know how it is - you sit down just to check your emails and get up about 3 hours later! Luckily, I've been on full pay for the last 6weeks but wont be able to afford another sick day till next April (& its pretty much a given that the norovirus will hit at least a couple of times before then) Its good to feel 'useful' again
@RawBill1 (8542)
• Gold Coast, Australia
28 May 10
Cool, at least you did not miss out on a perfect weather day! Yeah, I know how it is. I tend to pop out to my office of an evening to just turn off my computer and then eventually get back inside the house an hour or two later!
@RawBill1 (8542)
• Gold Coast, Australia
16 Sep 10
Thanks for the BR Wizzy!
@oldchem1 (8144)
27 May 10
Glad that you're well enough to be back at work. I have had mixed reaction over my time - mostly glad to be back but sometimes not to glad!!
@Wizzywig (7859)
27 May 10
Thanks Me too... bills to pay, people to be talked to, laughs to be had....
@oldchem1 (8144)
27 May 10
Glad you have your work priorities sorted
• United States
29 May 10
The only reason I really want to get back to work is because I need the money.
@Wizzywig (7859)
30 May 10
Yes, thats a major consideration for me too. When I'm off I have more time to wonder where on earth I'm going to get the money to pay the bills.When I go to work, there's still not enough but I dont have so much time to think about it
@GardenGerty (102616)
• United States
27 May 10
Hi, friend been missing you. I look at returning to work with mixed feelings. I did not return to my old job. Could not stand the idea. I am looking forward to what I am doing temporarily, because it is a temp job. I think I may also be looking to find something more lucrative when this temp ends. The routine is helpful to me.
@Wizzywig (7859)
27 May 10
Yes, I was a little apprehensive as to how the first day would work out but we had more staff than usual so there was no real pressure on me &, the people who matter all said they'd missed me and were glad I'd gone back. I hope you're able to find something you enjoy when your temp job ends.
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
27 May 10
Sorry, definitely sorry...
@Wizzywig (7859)
27 May 10
It just drives me up the wall being stuck at home. My husband isnt able to work so I dont get time to just be alone at home - which is why I enjoy the drive to/from work and having a 'reason' to go out. Also, I miss feeling 'useful' & I need the money!