April 24th, 2005

Photo - leaves

Something strange and unusual.

Okay. You see this here?  *points to self*  This, dear readers, is me.  And I am not - repeat, not - freaking out.

What I am, however, is tired.  Another night of waking up at 3.00am and not being able to get to sleep until three hours later, which did not bode well for taking my grandmother out for a birthday meal at the carvery, as I was falling asleep...

So, anyway.  Date Number Three last night.  Met at 1.30 to go to the cinema to see The Interpreter, which was quite good.  Collapse )  It's worth seeing.  It was either that or random horror, and after what happened at The Grudge, that was definitely out of the question...

We headed off to the Briar after that.  Luckily, what with it being St George's Day, all the bouncers on all the pubs were turning away people in football shirts, so it was happily exempty of rowdies.  Had food in the Briar and then went to Coster's for a drink so Paul could shoot some pool.  Aaaand then we went to Bar Med, expecting it to be full of students.  It was almost completely empty, so we spent the rest of the night in there chatting randomly again until they kicked us out at 10.30 (!) - possibly, they were trying to get rid of everyone to have a party...

The unfortunate result of this was that I had to down half a glass of chardonnay rathe too quickly, which meant it went straight to my head, and probably accounted for my lack of sleep.

Anyway.  It was all quite enjoyable, and I'm still incredibly impressed that I'm not freaking out.  At all.  I'm still horrendously confused, but that's a given...
Buffy - sanity

Random work-related post.

Just out of interest, here is a list of a) what I am paid to do and b) what I do above and beyond the call of duty...

I Am Paid To:

~ type the Chair's DoH minutes/letters/etc.
~ do corrections as appropriate
~ distribute DoH minutes and, er, minuted minutes, but only for CP (i.e. not LAC)
~ general clerical stuff like photocopying and answering the phone
~ mess around on Inline

I Also/Have:

~ distribute LACs to help our Review Clerk (Cynthia), because there's only one of her
~ randomly become a PA for various Chairs.  This has included phoning various locations to enquire about their capacity for training days with very little information about who would be attending, and photocopying the entire of the Children Act 2004...
~ fix/de-jam the photocopier for random Social Workers/myself
~ fix/de-jam the printer
~ fix general computer fuck-ups
~ teach random Social Workers the difference between Save and Save As/how to use the U:/ drive
~ chase Chairs who don't turn up for conferences
~ woman the office on my own
~ fill in the board (I'm not on the admin rota, and everyone else hates doing it, so I've volunteered to be the board-writer...)
~ field calls for Child Protection put through from switchboard even though they're supposed to put it through to whoever's on the rota...
~ collect sandwiches for Liz D.  Though she was ill, so I guess I can let her off...
~ find missing minutes either on my own computer or on the U:/ drive
~ frell knows what else...

I think me and numbers-and-letters guy were right at the MGM.  If all the temps left, the entire Council would collapse...