Enjoying The Sun

I’ve been off work for the last two weeks and have enjoyed the sunshine. Looks like summer has finally arrived in the UK. About time too.

We’ve had some lovely weather during the last couple of weeks. I’ve sat in the garden working on the laptop and getting a tan. My daughter, who works from home normally, has joined me. So there we both were working away, in the sunshine, in the garden, with our ice cream. Now this is how work should be. Not sitting in a dark room that feels like a prison cell with freezing cold air conditioning.

I could seriously get used to this life.

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Beautiful Sunshine

I was out in the gorgeous sunshine today accompanied by 5 packets of tissues, a nose spray, and eye drops. My hayfever has been horrendous all day. My nose is so sore, it feels like it’s been scraped all over with a razor.

Spent the day at my daughters place. My two year old grandson thought it highly amusing to tip buckets of water over us. It was actually quite nice and cooling. Dried very quickly in the heat. Very lovely day. Would have been even nicer without the hayfever.

I love the sun. Plastered a load of sun cream on before I left the house. Put it on the cat’s ears and nose as well. Poor little thing is all white with pink ears and nose. He tends to lie under the sun bed in the shade but I’m not taking chances. He wasn’t too happy about his ears being rubbed with cream. I had to corner him and treat him to a rare drop of milk afterwards.

The summer can get as hot as it wants in my opinion. I love it. I hate the cold. I have no doubt that I’ll be hearing the usual pensioners moaning about it at the bus stop. They’re always moaning about something – this is no exaggeration. It’s too cold; it’s too hot – they usually wear a coat in this weather; the bus is late; the bus is early; this is the worst bus service of all; their health is bad; there’s too many pigeons; it doesn’t stop raining; we need some rain; it’s too windy; the chilblains are hurting…The list could go on indefinitely.

I missed the sunshine yesterday as I was at work. It was bloody freezing in the call centre on Friday and Saturday. For some reason they’ve turned the air conditioning up very high. I often think they do things deliberately to make us uncomfortable. They seem to think it keeps us on our toes. It doesn’t – it makes us resentful.

I’ve been told by one of my retired neighbours that it’s usual for a company to try and split the workforce. According to him, if the employees are not happy they don’t work together against the company. Don’t know if this true. My neighbour has worked all his life and has been in the army. He does seem clued-up about a lot of things, and some of the actions of my company, recently and in the past, have seemed deliberate acts to set the agents against each other. They certainly seem to change the air conditioning to uncomfortable mode as soon as there’s a change in the weather…

Improving Weather

Haven’t been out today. Been too busy at home. I can see the snow is melting though. I’ve also had post today. The first time since Thursday.

It’s funny how certain people don’t work in bad weather. We’ve had no post for a few days, the bins haven’t been emptied. My street and the surrounding roads are lined with full bins. Bins that should have been emptied last Friday. I’m obviously in the wrong job.

Enjoying my annual leave. But this week is going by far too quickly.

Absence Due to Bad Weather

I’m so glad I’m not at work this week. Apparently this snow is due to stay for a few days. It makes it awkward going shopping and getting things done outside of the home, but at least I can walk into the nearby towns. Work is a bit too far away to walk.

When we had the bad snow a few years ago, I remember the company closing early the one day. They got worried about people being able to get home. Nice of them.

The following day they informed everyone that we either had to make the hours up or take it as annual leave. Most of us refused. After all they should have advised us of this before sending us home. There were some people who worked the hours. Mad bunch.

The company is not going to slip up like that again! They’ve issued guidelines on attending work in bad weather. Basically we have to get there. If, for some reason, there is no way we can make it, then it has to be taken as leave. These are also the guidlines from ACAS. I checked.

So we have no choice. We either have to get there by car, taxi, bus, or walk (no chance).

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