|Boring work stuff..||2006-08-02 10:47:25 ET|
Weird day at work today. Spent most of the day feeling really jittery and almost claustrophobic. God knows what caused that one, I didn't have any less room than usual and I'm used to people walking through my (very cramped) lab all day, but today it was really bugging me. Wanted to run outside and stand in the middle of the high street.
Everytime someone tried to talk to me I'd run away. Thank god I was too busy to leave my lab and serve on the shop floor - though it didn't stop the customers trying to catch my eye.
Found my escape eventually though, we've been having issues with my lab server. It's been running really really slowly, which is a nightmare at the moment as it's busy season. The PC is excellent, plenty of RAM etc, so it cn't be that. I've been running defrag every morning. We even changed the cables over. Now I'm discouraged from actually doing anything with the PC in case it goes wrong - and the only advice you EVER get from our technical support team is "switch it off and switch it back on again". But I got sick of it today and decided to take the tower apart and clean inside. It's not been opened since the lab was installed about 2 and a half years ago. My managers reaction was "why? what's that going to achieve??".
So I did it anyway. It was an excuse not to go serve customers and meant sitting on the floor where they couldn't see me. It was disgusting, the dust was everywhere, thick dust on everything - and by the time I'd finished - thick dust all over me.
It sped the PC up, not by much, but I'll take all I can get.
Then you hear my boss on the phone saying "yeah, we cleaned the pc out, obviously it's the first thing you do when there's a problem. I knew that already."
We???? Erm.. no..
And no, it wasn't obvious to you sweetie! It was my idea, which you told me was pointless.
Ah well. Should be used to it by now. She tends to take the credit for everything. Our store has just got through to the next round of "Store of the year", so she's been going round saying "yeah I'm through to the next round". No, we - the store - not you!
It actually bugs me more because outside of work she's really lovely.