Tuesday, November 10, 2009

it's time to find a BACK-UP back-up alarm

At my workplace there is a no-grace-period clocking-in policy. If you're a minute late, you get what's called an "occurrence." Unfortunately this also applies to a lot of other instances, such as when your car won't start, your kid gets sick, you are projectile-vomiting last night's dinner, and if you just don't show up without a call. You only get seven of these instances during a calendar year. I'm not exactly sure what happens if you hit seven or beyond, and I really don't want to find out.

This morning when I woke up right about at the time I should have been starting my car and pulling out of the cul-de-sac, I got ready in RECORD speed, made all green lights and punched in at 4:55. Close one.

The worst part? As exhausted as I had been, I slept fitfully, yet somehow I managed to shut off the alarm when it was actually time to get up. And this includes a trip downstairs to say goodbye to my dad at 3:45 a.m.

Let me tell you, that start made for a very interesting 15-hour day.

6 comments:

SupaCoo said...

I am of the firm belief that one should not be up at 3:45 a.m. unless one is still partying.

Madelyn said...

Have you had any "occurences" yet?

Guyana-Gyal said...

Ha, only today I was saying that I'd win in the Olympic Speed Bathing Contest.

cc said...

I am going to buy you one of those alarm clocks on wheels so you'll have to get out of bed to chase it around and shut it off.

cadiz12 said...

i did get an occurrence today, swiping in at 7:32. but i think the lead is going to have it waived because i wasn't supposed to start until 8:30 and she had called me at 6:15 to be in by 7. so technically, i was early.

i don't know how many f-bombs will drop if i had one of those alarm clocks.

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