So after being off the past two weeks dealing with oh so fun combination of headaches/migraines and insomnia, I finally went back to work today.
Certainly a part of me (mostly my wallet lol) was glad to be getting back to work instead of the lazing and lounging I’ve been doing. It’s so easy to become a complete lazy ass and a hermit (pretty much) in such a short period of time, but I was only getting paid statutory sick pay for this time, which isn’t a lot.
It’s easy to get used to sleeping whenever you want and as long as you need to without worrying you’re late for something.
On the other hand, it took forever to get to sleep last night. I kept laying there checking the time, counting down the hours until I had to get up.
And of course it took my brain a moment or two to recognise the sound of my alarm this morning. And even then I was tempted to just hit snooze a few times (shockingly, I didn’t.).
But it wasn’t until I got to work after dealing with the usual crowded commute that I truly felt it hit me – tons of emails and messages about issues I was looking into before I went off… And they went undealt with until my return.
Admittedly anything in my email (wasn’t as many as I was expecting, but still didn’t get through them all today) could only be dealt with by me since nobody would be able to access that info. Unless they were included on the email obviously.
But there were other issues that could have been dealt with while I was off, and nobody bothered from what I could see. I think that lack of ownership and taking responsibility is what annoys me the most about this job. I do whatever I can to fix situations and everyone else just seems to pass the buck.
Oh well.. No point ranting about it as it’s already happened. Just goes to show what some people’s work ethics are like.