Monday, June 2, 2008
Not another Monday
A tree in Elm Street Park, Bethesda, Md., May 30, 2008
I feel so sick this Monday morning. I am absolutely dreading going into work. I have been given an assignment that I simply cannot do, and it is timed for the first day of my full-timed salaried position (although in truth I've been essentially full time since I began there in early Feb.).
It is a task -- asking places of business that have their own electrical power generators that supply part or all of their electricity a bunch of intrusive questions about how they maintain equipment safety -- that no private outfit has the SLIGHTEST incentive to cooperate with.
In fact, I don't think I can do this. More importantly, I have decided that I just don't this particular job. Assuming I get my full student loan amount (I think I have one more year of availability but I won't know probably until later this month), I plan to return full time as a grad student even though I have finished my required courses. Of note, I got to A's (well, "A" and "A-") for the spring 2008 semester.
I'm not happy where I am. I want to work at a place such as EPA or for some such govt agency, not an obscure consulting firm no one knows.
I will say something to my boss today about my concerns, but I think she will just tell me "that is your job."
I feel so sick this morning.
I am planning on taking the week off from drinking -- no happy hours with my friends -- and instead just coming home from work straightaway and sleeping a lot.
My weekend was OK, including a nice day with LP yesterday at the Glen Echo festival I previously mentioned.
As a weather tidbit -- although I suppose this is more appropriate for my Arcturus blog -- we had lots of rain on Saturday, May 31, but alas, we missed tying officially the wettest May ever for DCA by 0.03" as 10.66" of precip. fell (we're 10.13 inches ahead of last year at this point and +7.77" above normal year to date as of midnight with 23.92" at DCA). The wettest May was both in 1953 and again in 1889 (a pre-DCA Washington, D.C. record) when 10.69" fell. We would've needed 0.04" to reach a new monthly record outright.
Everything is lush and green, but there are lots of mosquitoes around.