Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Long Week

Hey all. Whew, it's been a busy week. The work week started for me last Sunday and it's looking to be a six-day work week because of staffing shortages, oy vey. Consequently I'm exhausted, cranky, frequently unmotivated and rather bummed, but honestly that's all par for the course, as much as it shouldn't be par for the course, heh. But anyway.

Sunday was an – interesting – day because we went to the printer's building in Pasir Ris (very far away) as part of our Business Continuity Plan (BCP) exercise, which apparently many major corporations do in the event of, say, flooding or a nuclear meltdown at the main base of operations. So we were forced to work in unfamiliar location and with unfamiliar computers, which was frustrating but we managed to make it work. At one point, though, the entire team headed to the cafeteria for dinner, and when we got back to the work room, we found the door locked from the inside. Oy!

So for about half an hour or so we were all locked out, leading some to declare that we now need a BCP for our BCP exercise, heh. Eventually, though, someone had the idea to push his way through the ceiling board and use a very long metal ruler to reach the door-unlock button on the wall on the other side. Long story short, the door was opened, and we managed to resume work, wheeeeeee. Here's a picture of some of us loitering in the corridor while waiting to be rescued, courtesy of my colleague Q:

Wheeee. This. Is. Fun.
That night, after midnight, some of my colleagues and I drove to the airport for a late-night supper at a 24-hour TCC at Terminal Three. So that was pretty fun. And then it was a loong taxi ride back to Bishan, and my work week hasn't stopped since. Gaaaarggh.

That's it for now. I'll be back soon to recap what I got up to last Saturday. Stay tuned...!

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