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I have decided to streamline my "get the hell outta Dodge" shift change routine.  The Other Alicia (tm) on 3rd shift is really good about giving me the lowdown on what happened on her shift.  I really appreciate that.  But, because I get there early, she can tell me and still get out on time.

Whereas I, when 2nd shift deigns to show up, have to wrack my fried brain to try to remember everything that happened on shift.  For those late ass motherfuckers.  I am cutting into my time where I can run, screaming, to the bus.

So I brought in a notebook today, and kept a running log of useful things to know (whose blood sugar is running low, who is just having a bad day, which person Miz D has been caught in bed naked with today )  All the things I try to remember at the end of the day.  I'm calling it The Shift Change Log.

Mr. Sexist and Snooty came in today, and I handed him the notebook, told him that was all the notes from the shift and THIS is my fabulous ass walkin' out the door.

It was also casual Friday, and I recently got 3 pair of vintage 70s Calvins (for $10!!!!).  My butt looks GOOD.  I slapped my own ass as I sashayed out to the cheers and hoots and hollers of the residents.

I am SO over all this shit.

And the residents aren't the problem.  Even Mr. H, who treated me to a 35 minute wrangle to change his diaper yesterday.  I have bruises all up and down my arms AND one on my jaw.  Today, he let me feed him his eggs (his MS symptoms are getting worse), get him changed and threatened to "beat down" whoever gave me all those bruises.

Yeahhhh...I didn't tell him it was him.

I put in for the first weekend in June off.  Hell, if I have to work my birthday, I deserve SOMETHING.  And ConCarolinas is that weekend and I have one word for y'all:  Voltaire.  It's been a good two years or more since I happily plastered my drunk ass all over him (he honestly doesn't seem to mind).  Given everything I've been dealing with lately, I think I deserve some questionable life choices, and a con is the perfect environment.

Besides, we'd be spending time with Chirp, who is Kent's *original* questionable life choice.  That makes it even, right?


( 9 comments — Leave a comment )
May. 20th, 2017 03:36 am (UTC)
I think keeping a log is a fantastic idea. Is it something that could be standardized? Used by all shifts? Sounds like it would make everyone's life much easier.
May. 20th, 2017 09:41 am (UTC)
Vintage Calvins? Wow!!!

You deserve a vacation and a million dollars!!
May. 20th, 2017 12:53 pm (UTC)
Go, you! I think the notebook's an awesome idea!
May. 20th, 2017 05:43 pm (UTC)
Excellent idea to do the running notebook and just pass it off between shifts! Go you!
May. 20th, 2017 05:43 pm (UTC)
Excellent idea to do the running notebook and just pass it off between shifts! Go you!
May. 20th, 2017 06:17 pm (UTC)

I could never in a million years perform a job like yours. Such occupations require a special kind of expertise and personnel. But for what it's worth, I admire you for handling it this far.

May. 20th, 2017 06:42 pm (UTC)
It is much easier with a log. Having done shift work in the past so from experience.
May. 20th, 2017 09:10 pm (UTC)
great idea that notebook!!!
hate to be the little grey cloud but
how soon do they manage to lose it??
accidentally or on purpose

is there anyway to secure it?
May. 22nd, 2017 02:03 am (UTC)
yay for streamlining your exit!
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