The Work Zombie

30th December 2013 13 comments

For the last two weeks or so, I’ve been adjusting to full-time work. It’s not so difficult per say, but a change is a change and it’s taken some time to realise that work is unfortunately going to take a lot of time of my life πŸ™ Basically my schedule these days are: wake up, go to work, get home, eat, shower, study, sleep and the process starts again. I’ve been trying to manage my time a little more efficiently so that I get some ‘me’ time so I don’t go crazy πŸ™‚

At work, well, I’ve been there for four years already so I’m okay with the environment and everyone πŸ˜€ All apart from my manager it seems. We’re awkward with each other – I get the feeling he doesn’t like me that much – there’s another intern with me, and I can definitely tell that the other intern is his favourite. It’s a tad awkward sometimes~

Also, a belatedΒ Merry ChristmasΒ to everyone! πŸ˜€ Did everyone have a good Christmas? My family doesn’t celebrate it but we tried this year by having a family dinner and exchanging presents. It was really great πŸ™‚

And can you believe that it’s nearly 2014 already? Holy crap! Where did this year go? This year flew byΒ very fast for me. I’ll probably make a post about my New Year resolutions in the future but I know very well the top priority will be becoming a registered pharmacist.


The Comments

  • jolene
    31st Dec, 2013 at 2:31 am

    Adjusting to a full-time job is kinda rough! I struggled with the same things too, when I went back to full-time work a year ago. It’s the me-time that I struggle with the most, I think.. because when work is done you’re just so tired and have not much time for anything else! It does get better as you get used to it though! πŸ™‚


  • Diane
    31st Dec, 2013 at 7:24 am

    Good luck with getting some time for yourself while handling a fulltime job.

    I was awkward with my last boss, too. I don’t think she actually liked me since I was a new employee–all of my other coworkers were already working there for at least a year already.

    This year was the first year my family didn’t put up a Christmas tree, LOL. We were too lazy, but we still had a special Christmas dinner.


  • Hiro
    31st Dec, 2013 at 8:54 am

    I’ll be starting work after I graduate too, and this whole change in dynamic of my life is so terrifying to me! I’ve spent the past what… Almost 20 years as a student, and now I have to be an adult??? T_T

    Cheering for you from Amurikah that you get through your Pharmacy degree! πŸ™‚


  • Becca
    31st Dec, 2013 at 11:17 am

    Merry Christmas, Misaki!! I’m glad to hear you a had a good – first! – one. πŸ™‚

    Ahh, working full-time is something that scares me a bit right now, even though I’m in college and preparing for that anyhow. So much committed time to working! D: As time goes, hopefully you and your manager will get along better and you will get more used to it. Have a great new year!


  • Malik
    31st Dec, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    A belated Merry Christmas to you Misaki! Glad that you enjoy the day. Although I’m not celebrating it but it isn’t wrong to share the happiness and joy with you guys, right? πŸ™‚
    Awh, you really need to spend some time with yourself, Misaki. Seeing your schedule is more to working (work and study) and no time for yourself and family. πŸ™‚


  • Susanne
    4th Jan, 2014 at 10:43 pm

    Happy belated Christmas to you too! I worked, but had a good time anyway.
    I also work full time, and it’s kind of tough, I don’t feel I have many days off at all, and definitely not enough to “recover” from stressful days. When I read all these student blogs, I sort of envy them when they talk about winter breaks! Oh, the days when I could always celebrate Christmas with my family!


  • amano
    7th Jan, 2014 at 12:19 am

    Happy new year! I wish you achieve what you want in this year! Good luck! πŸ˜€

    I don’t celebrate Christmas too, but I like the environment so much, exchanging presents and turkey! LOL. I had never bitten a turkey before. ^^;

    Hope that you won’t stressed yourself too much!


  • Alice
    7th Jan, 2014 at 10:55 am

    Happy belated New Year and Christmas to you too! ♥ Full-time work–sounds stressful, but I’m sure you’ll be able to pull through πŸ™‚ I’m not there yet (still in uni welp) so I can’t really say anything from experience, but–I’m sure you’ll fall into a routine that won’t be too exhausting for you. Good luck!! ♥♥


  • Kris
    7th Jan, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    Oh wow I can’t imagine full time work. I’m so tired as it is with part time work most days of the week. I don’t think I have much me time with people to see and pets to take care of. =( That’s good you are just adjusting to full time when you used to be part time.

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!!!! My family just had a nice quiet celebration, without one of my brothers, as usual.


  • Agent Q
    8th Jan, 2014 at 3:15 am

    That awkwardness can get to us sometimes. When I’m in that situation, I oftentimes tell myself to distance professionalism from personal interaction. Although this isn’t easy, it does help me divorce myself from taking things personally in work life. That way, you can negotiate and even engage in conflicts without taking personal offense [if it gets to that point :/].

    I hope you had a wonderful New Year too! πŸ™‚


  • Veronica
    11th Jan, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    Aw, I’m a bit terrified of one day having to go to a full-time job. I think as well as the work, the monotony of it all might be really tiring. πŸ™ But I’m sure it’s comforting knowing you have something to do every day. Better than just lazing around all the time.

    And Christmas truly is great, I’m glad you decided to celebrate it! I love spending time with family and giving gifts. It’s a lovely time of year.


  • Kya
    13th Jan, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    That would take some time to get used to, with working full time and it would be a big change. I hope that now you have had a bit more time you have been able to make sure you have some time for yourself as well. πŸ™‚

    That is a good thing that you know the environment and the people you work with. It is a shame that it’s a little awkward between you and the manager, but at least it’s not anything bad (like they get nasty or anything). Even though I am sure it would be a bit poopie that they are showing favouritism. I guess you can only do your job well and it will show. πŸ˜€

    My christmas was much the same as yours. In that it’s not celebrated in a religious sense, but we use it as a time to spend together and share gifts. I am glad that it was a great time for you. πŸ™‚

    It is hard to believe that 2014 is hear now. :O Whaaaaat.

    I hope you have a really great year. πŸ™‚


  • Amy
    15th Jan, 2014 at 12:21 am

    HAPPY NEW YEAR! Wishing you the best in 2014 ^___^

    Being a workaholic ain’t a bad thing, it helps you gain experience and meet new people for the future. You’re investing time in yourself πŸ™‚ Just try to make a little ‘me’ time on the weekends. I used to be the same and only have the afternoon on Saturdays to play games πŸ™‚ You’ll handle it πŸ˜€

    Thanks for your comment! I liked the scrapbook style photos too! It’s an easy way to post up a collage of photos all at once πŸ˜€ Didn’t want to clog up my post!


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