Diary Wednesday 23rd November 2016

 Photo taken by me – my 2016 diary
Preston, England
November 23, 2016 4:19pm CST
My second day in the new though temporary contract job was less physically demanding than yesterday as I was assigned to sorting bundles of magazines and catalogues for delivery to various towns. There was a lot of work and a growing team of us putting the material in the right packing boxes and shipment cages. It was quite easy and the camaraderie among the team was lovely. I get only thirty minutes (unpaid) break-time in a seven hour shift, and during today’s break I discovered that instead of going to the staff canteen over the other side of the vast sorting centre I can eat my homemade lunch in the staff library (which mostly consists of crime and thriller novels). I had a book with me, but I had my break in the library as it is closer to the staff cloakroom where I have to put my coat and bag when not working, and the main staff toilets too. Soon after my break, I was asked to go home early along with most other temporary staff as work was thin on the ground. It means a loss of one and a half hour of both productivity and wages but I am back in as normal tomorrow. Arthur Chappell
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@marlina (71284)
• Canada
23 Nov 16
I told you that it would get esier.
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• Preston, England
23 Nov 16
@marlina the actual tasks I was given were easier too which helped
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@marlina (71284)
• Canada
25 Nov 16
@arthurchappell I understand.
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@Happy2BeMe (74329)
• Canada
23 Nov 16
Glad to hear that you had a good day at work today.
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@celticeagle (117155)
• Boise, Idaho
24 Nov 16
Things are going well then. Hope you get all the days.
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@JudyEv (118657)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Nov 16
It is a shame you can't do the full hours as I'm sure the money would be handy what with Christmas coming up. How is your Mum these days?
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@Susan2015 (20164)
• United States
23 Nov 16
It's good that you had a nice day at work even though you left early.
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24 Nov 16
What's a lunch break?! Glad you had fun {!} yesterday. I hope they have more work available today. :)
@Jessicalynnt (47790)
• Centralia, Missouri
24 Nov 16
annoying they had you eat, and THEN leave.
@paigea (21755)
• Canada
24 Nov 16
It reminds me of sorting mail at Christmas time. Sometimes the temporary workers got sent home too.
• Rochester, New York
24 Nov 16
I'm glad you had a good day today at work. It always makes the day pleasant when you have folks to talk to while you work.