Oh Noos (Not Food-Related)

Thursday, March 6, 2008 14 No tags Permalink 0

It was good that I got to take the afternoon off yesterday.

HR sent over work details on my new client this morning. The senior on the job emailed me an hour later,

“Please be in at 8:00 AM on Monday morning…Please ensure that your schedule is clear for the rest of the month. This job requires long hours and weekends. It is anticipated that we will be working 7 days a week for the remainder of the month and no conflicts will be acceptable.”

I guess yesterday was the last afternoon I’ll be able to spend outside for a while…

14 Comments
  • Serena
    March 6, 2008

    whoaa – oh man, kathy :( are they really allowed to do that?! are you getting time off in lieu?no matters, at least you have this weekend to enjoy in the meantime!

  • caroline
    March 6, 2008

    uh, that would be the day i quit. ;) hmm. that sucks. is the silver lining that you’ll get lots of company-paid-for take out that you can post about? and, um. that you’ll get to stay inside where it’s warm instead outside in the cold?

  • anonymous
    March 6, 2008

    Hey Kathy! Sorry to hear that you’ll be shackled to your office for the next month. It’s been pretty crazy at work with me, as well, but nowhere near the insanity of your job! Just keep in mind that a few more weeks and it’ll be over and you’ll have a whole year to recover for the next tax season. Keep on smiling (and more importantly, eating) and before you know it, it’ll be spring/summer. Ahh…shake shack, red hook, street and film festivals, treks to vineyards, outdoor concerts. And best of all, using hot weather as a justifiable excuse for endless gelato runs! ;)

  • anonymous
    March 6, 2008

    Holy Macaronis Kathy,Hope that the time files by quickly and just think you will have tons of moolah to go and eat anywhere you want too :)take care and chin up :)

  • anonymous
    March 7, 2008

    wow, damn. sorry.

  • arobotar
    March 7, 2008

    :(this makes me really sad

  • K & S
    March 7, 2008

    Yipes! I hope you soak up your last “cave Sunday” or weekend in general. Eat up! you’ll need all the energy!! Sending a warm Hawaiian hug (you know I’d send bread pudding, though)

  • SicklyBug & Cassaendra
    March 7, 2008

    Hi Kathy,Sorry to hear about the rough schedule! Yeesh!With all the snow and then rain that we’ll probably get, maybe the next time you see the light of day it’ll be nice out, and you’ll be able to enjoy your meals sitting outside. =)Hang in there!- Cassaendra

  • anonymous
    March 7, 2008

    oh snap! tax accountants have it rough… at least bring a Guiness to work on St. Patrick’s day =P

  • Yvo
    March 7, 2008

    Aish. One of my friends worked at PWC and hated it and quit just as our other friend took a position there (they’re not in the same field/expertise) and they’re always super, super busy, working late nights and all. One of the girls I went to Argentina with, in fact, and she was answering work emails while we were there! Neither of them are accountants though. Ugh. Well, good luck, we’ll have to postpone our outing for another day!

  • Yvo
    March 7, 2008

    PS I decided to search your blog for mentions of Shake Shack, my fave burger place evahhh, and I wanted to tell you: SS is open year round starting this past season. So. … yeah :)

  • anonymous
    March 8, 2008

    Hopefully your new client is by some good take out places! :)

  • anonymous
    March 8, 2008

    NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Does that mean no post from you for the rest of the MONTH O_O Oh boy, this is gonna kill me – literally!!! Anyway, but still… hope you have a great weekend, that is – if you are gonna have one..:)

  • reid
    March 11, 2008

    Oh no! This sounds exactly like what I’ve been going through at work for the last 3 years.While it hasn’t been 7 days consistently, it has been 7 days quite often and when it hasn’t been 7 days, it has been 70+ hours a week. I don’t say I envy you (I know what it is like) and can only hope that you are being compensated well for your time.

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