What day is it again?
I’m so used to working a Monday-Thursday schedule at my main job that it was really weird to work Tuesday-Friday this week. Maybe it’s only one-day difference but it was really disconcerting. Of course, working on Friday meant missing my usual day off, but it wasn’t so bad, especially now that my hours at the Major Home Improvement Retailer have dropped with the end of the season.
As far as the workweek went, it wasn’t as bad as some but was a lot worse than many. If that makes any sense. Whenever one of my two-week work cycles is interrupted by a week off, as was the case here, it can be pretty hard to adjust. The second, post-interruption week never seems to go smoothly. As was the case here. Still, I shouldn’t complain, as I was able to finish up on time each day. It was just the extra pressure, for lack of a better phrase.
I worked two shifts at the MHIR this week, a 4:30 to 10 on Tuesday and 7 to 11 on Wednesday. Tuesday’s was pretty tough, not because the shift was so hard – it definitely wasn’t – but because I didn’t have much time between jobs. Going straight, or almost straight, from one job to the next deprives me of a much-needed adjustment phase. At least the shift went by quickly, and Wednesday’s four-hour shift was so fast it barely registered at all.
On a different note, not long ago I started frequenting the “Unresolved Mysteries” forum on Reddit, and it’s become a total rabbit hole. It’s all too easy to spend way to much time on it. Between such famous cases as Maura Murray, the Springfield Three and Brandon Swanson, I could spend hours and hours going over all the wild and not-so-wild theories and speculation. Avoiding such a time-suck requires a LOT of self-discipline!