[wip it]: When MTV launched in 1981, they had very few videos to choose from. Some European and Australian artists had been making videos, but very few came from US artists, and most of those were concert videos. Devo had been making interesting videos for a while because they thought Laser Discs were going to catch on and wanted to make film shorts with music soundtracks that people could watch on them. Laser Discs never caught on, but MTV did, which gave this video lots of exposure.

 

The House That God Has Forgotten Part 18: What are you doing this May?

I am sitting at a swimming hall locker room with a tons of little girls screaming in the background. My daughter is at swim club, and we parents are doomed to the dungeon waiting for that 45 minutes until it is all over. I have 20 minutes left… time flies when you are having fun. Let me see how much I can write to you in exactly that.

Shhhh… it is very quiet in The House That God Has Forgotten. Everyone is in their own little worlds, I sit behind a computer screen watching, pushing buttons… and you my friends with exhausted looks on your faces deal out food in paper boxes and get people up and down in elevators all day long.

It is a long and boring process. And that is how I feel lately, bored. It is hard to write here when no one comes up with input on what they want to read about, what the real truth is and the fact that I am the one willing to stick my neck out for it.

So do me a favour… send me an anonymous message on messenger, bump into me in the corridors and tell me what you think I should write about. I have heard “I have pleanty of things you could write about and they are all bad.”

Is anything I really write about in this blog a good thing? I trash people, I say how depressing it is to work in The House That God Has Forgotten, I am not going to win an award for being the nicest blog writer. Even the title is a bit hard.

So I have a dream that one day I am going to be flooded with information, that people are going to give me something to write about. That my messenger on Facebook is going to flood with advice and input about what I should write about.

I have one last thing… and that is the planning of our schedules.

It’s that time again, where we sit there and we plan when and how we are going to work in The House That God Has Forgotten. I love that we get to plan, it is the only reason I stay there. I could not live with my trusty 9-15 shifts so I can leave my daughter on a two hour journey that starts before 7 and ends at the close seconds before 9 (that is also depending on traffic, if there is traffic I am always late).

Leave earlier you say… try waking up a 7-year-old even earlier in the morning. The kid eats her breakfast in the car.

The worst part for me and everyone is how in the hell do we know what we are doing by the end of May. I have no idea what I am doing… I cannot predict if the school has some activity, or if something moves. I have been trying to get an appointment with the bank since October.

There are school breaks I need to plan with an ex. There is perhaps that one day I need to plan a service for my car. How on earth can I arrange a service with a dealership in February for something that is sometime in May?

I don’t understand about this thing with spontaneous vacation. I got a day off because we had 4 extra people working that day, but I had to write 2 emails, write a request in Heroma and send a text to my boss.

The day after I was at a meeting with another boss, he got vacation too, but I have the feeling it was not as complicated.

I hate to beg for things. Especially when I have tons of vacation saved.

Now the new thing is “you are not getting vacation, because someone else somewhere else might get sick”.

The logic at The House That God Has Forgotten makes my head explode. No seriously, picture me as a cartoon and watch my head explode in a million different places.

Why do we have to hunt people for the reason most people think is a plus with our jobs? Vacation is a big one.

In The House That God Has Forgotten, we are the forgotten ones. Like my colleague said before, it’s not what you can do for The House That God Has Forgotten, it is what you can do For The House That God Has Forgotten.

What happened to all of the people that were working there during the summer? Did the place scare them off? Or are they just afraid to come back?

I see in the eyes of the people on the way to going to corrections officer training that they are already tired.

As far as planning our schedule goes, I think it should be on a monthly basis, and it should get approved much earlier. 10 weeks of your life is way too long to plan in advance. It’s not like we can work from home if we do have a meeting at the bank, and I am too scared and tired of having to explain how many people are working that day and having to write mails and calls and texts to my boss.

When waiting for your next two weeks of your life to be approved you can do nothing, make no plans or do anything except… wait.

If you were in the bosses position, you my friends would not have that problem. Trust me.

Don’t forget to blow up my messenger. I need YOUR help.

 

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