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Posted on 2006/06/25 05:22:55 (June 2006).

[Thursday 22nd June]
This morning was probably the lowest point of a particularly crap week at work, but as often seems to be the way, once you hit rock bottom things can only get better.

I seem to have developed a bit of a cold again. When I woke up in the morning I felt really crap, and was seriously considering taking the day off. I remembered though that my sick leave allocation for the whole year was a miserable three days, and I'd already used it up. So, not really feeling at my best, I trudged bravely into work regardless - albeit somewhat late.

I really didn't want to be in the office, so shortly after arrival I went to sit in the Starbucks on the ground floor for a bit. I had a calming cup of tea there, to try and get my mood in order - I was a bit feverish with my cold, and it had made me exceptionally irritable. Whilst drinking my tea, I spent some time browsing the web with my mobile phone, and my rather spiteful state of mind led me to go and look at what jobs other companies were offering. A combination of this bit of "getting my own back" and the cup of tea seemed to improve my mood considerably. Oh and I also gave in and took some cold medicine (I usually like to keep this as a last resort), which probably helped a fair bit too.

In the afternoon I had a long talk with my manager about the woes of my current working situation. He's a very nice chap, it is just unfortunate that he is based on the wrong side of the Pacific, and as such there isn't a great deal he can to about day-to-day working issues in Tokyo. Whilst I doubt much will change on the work front in the short term, I did feel a lot better by the end of the day.

I spent most of the evening getting my CV up to date - you know - just in case...

Comment 1

Well at least you did get it out of your system. Having a superior that will listen to you can be good. And the CV re-furbishment is a good thing too, I remember that sending CVs was a balm of woes (quoting Blake here) for me...

Posted by Lox at 2006/06/25 10:23:39.

Comment 2

Did Blake send out his CV a lot then?

Posted by John at 2006/11/29 14:16:53.

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