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21 June 2005 @ 03:49 pm
Now that I've been in training on first shift for two days, I'm reminded of another of the advantages of working third shift—it's somehow easier to not notice when you're not being included in the social activities occurring around you in the workplace.
Marybraider on June 21st, 2005 10:11 pm (UTC)
Do your coworkers know you? Do they have any idea that you'd be interested in participating?

I know I used to project "not interested in what you're doing, thanks" vibes.
Fred A Levy Haskell: eyes of the Fredcritterfredcritter on June 28th, 2005 02:59 pm (UTC)

1) Yes. 2) Who's to say? I guess it wouldn't be the first time my social awkwardness and general shyness was interpreted as stand-offishness…

But, as I mentioned, I usually work 3rd shift, and it seems somehow easier to keep myself from noticing such things then. Dunno why this should be, but there you have it.

Thanks for sharing your experience and thoughts.

Peter Hentgesjbru on June 22nd, 2005 08:43 am (UTC)
Just got the word that you've been in training. Was wondering if you were on vacation or such.

I agree that's one of the advantages of working third shift. Another is that one isn't expected to participate in the inane social activities that sometime occur around one in the workplace.
Fred A Levy Haskellfredcritter on June 28th, 2005 03:06 pm (UTC)

Yuppers … training it was. Exciting training. Changing mDoc .dot files for job style changes, don'tchaknow.

…one isn't expected to participate…. True enough. I mean, who'd actually want to participate in their silly old social activities anyway. It's not like I'd really have that much in common with them or anything. Not like fandom. Or … um … not like fandom used to be, anyway.

the laughing leaping waterminnehaha on June 22nd, 2005 11:32 am (UTC)
Is it just training or are you switching shifts?

K. [thinks that probably you're lonely while your dear ones are away and that makes things bigger by comparison]
Fred A Levy Haskell: eyes of the Fredcritterfredcritter on June 28th, 2005 03:12 pm (UTC)

Training. Just a couple of days. I'm back to normal now.

Yeah, I guess the absence of my better 2/3rds might have affected me some. But I think I would have been kind of sad about that particular situation regardless.

But it's over now. Just more water under the reactor. And Susan & Gavi are safely home. "Ford's in his flivver…"