Like night and day
I generally don’t say much about my main job, in other words the job other than the one at the Major Home Improvement Retailer, but a bit of explanation may be helpful. In each 2-week work cycle I rotate among four locations, spending two days at each (I don’t work Fridays). While I don’t have any control over the specific tasks I have to accomplish during the two days at each location, that being a corporate-office sort of decision, I do have some ability to decide on which of the two days I’ll perform each assigned task. What I try to do is even things out, so that the workload on each day at each location is about the same.
It doesn’t always work out that way. In some cycles, particular tasks have to be done on particular days, resulting in an imbalanced workload. That’s what happened this time. Monday was pretty easy, I was finished about an hour early even with my normal breaks. Tuesday, I had to stay almost an hour late even with cutting lunch short. Wednesday and Thursday continued the same easy/hard pattern. It would’ve been nice to balance things out, but i couldn’t do that. Next week will be a repeat.
Wednesday was my only MHIR shift, a 7 to 11 evening one. With the mulch sale finally done it was pretty quiet in the garden department, a nice welcome break.