Man, I got beat up this week. At my job, it's my turn to be on-call on the call center. That means that we work our normal 40+hr week, then if any calls roll over to the voicemail, we get paged and have to return the call within 15 mins. (I'm tech support for an international retail company.)
So far, I've had the pager 6 days and have been paged 96 times in addition to working my normal shifts. Each page takes about 15-45 minutes to resolve or alleviate.
Edit: I'm salary. No overtime for this guy.
Well, on Wednesday, I decide to take the new guy to Penn station for some kick ass subs. (he picked the place.) I drove since I knew where it was. I was pointing out all the places to eat around work on the way there and I said "now, you gotta watch out ahead because there's a speed trap in front of the school and the speed drops from 35 to 30 to 20 in a few seconds. (4 land road with a suicide lane.) So I then return to the conversation and proceed to forget my own advice and as I'm chit chatting to my passenger, I see the school pass by and promptly hit the brakes, only to find out that the one time I go through this area and forget to check my speed, there are two cops gunning radar. So yeah, he pulls me over. I proceed to go through the routine. He asks where we're off to and I tell him I'm taking the new guy to lunch. The smug bastard says "you should have let him drive" in a smart ass tone. So after he takes the license back to the car, I leave with a 36 in a 20 speeding ticket in a school zone. *My first speeding ticket in 6 years.*
I'm worn out from work. I had very little sleep the two nights before because of the fukking pager and the last thing I need is a little lip from a pig in a costume generating revenue for his corrupt little municipality. (I wasn't even speeding at a time when the school had recess. There were no kids outside and the school is tucked back at least 1000 feet from the road.)
So anyway...crappy week. I worked from 6 am to 10 pm tonight and I'm ready to grab a gun and just start firing into marketing.
I don't have anything against that dept....I'm just really fed up.