There I was at work, just a working away, when Third Shift Supervisor came by and said, "All day shift people go back to coming in at 7:00, unless [Your Supervisor] has you coming in for him." I wasn't surprised. I said to myself when they first asked me to come in earlier, "Third Shift Production Superintendent is handing out overtime like beads at a Mardi Gras parade. It won't be long before they try to cut it all out." Line 4 alone had six extra people coming in at 3:00 in addition to normal third shift staffing -- and that was just the front of the line. I don't know how many were coming in on the back of the line. Having so many people coming in early kind of defeats the purpose of opening up a third shift in the first place.
Before I left for the day, I checked with My Supervisor and he said, "You are coming in for me." He told me to go back to coming in at 5:00 and keep on doing what I was doing before. I'm not mad. Getting up at 2:00 AM was not fun. Now, I get to sleep in until 3:30!!
Aaaand I realize how sad that sounds.
Third Shift Group Leader wasn't too happy that I'm not coming in any more, but what can I do? I'm just a peon, and it isn't my call. Second Shift Supervisor, on the other hand, will be ecstatic that I can stay over with him for a couple of hours. I'm just over here like, as soon as I get this dental work and credit card paid off, I'm done with all this overtime.
On to more pleasant things...
I decided a while back I was going to take up letter writing again. Not text. Not e-mail. Good old fashioned longhand on paper send it through the snail mail letter writing.
I got my fountain pens.
I got my sealing wax and stamps.
I got three different kinds of stationery.
As of this date, I have written exactly zero letters. That's right. Not one.
I wasn't going to say anything. Some of you were just going to be surprised when you checked your mail. I guess now you won't be.
On the other hand, by the time I get around to actually writing a letter or two, you will have forgotten -- or given up hope -- and it will be a surprise.
P.S. If you want a letter, message me with your address and eventually I'll get around to writing you one.