Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Too tired to work

I feel (a tiny bit) guilty. I called in sick today. The thing is, the last couple of days I've been waking up wicked tired. I've even had to fight to stay awake behind the wheel of my car. This morning, around 3:30 a.m., I woke not feeling so good. My throat was full of ... yuck ... I ended up finding some cough medicine to see if I could rid myself of the dreaded curse. Sadly, I had a hard time getting back to sleep afterwards. Just before 5 a.m., when my alarm would have gone off, I got up and wandered around the house for a few minutes. Finally, I checked the weather. The day was slated for overcast and rain. Great sleeping weather.

So, I fired up the new Blackberry and sent the notice: I was out sick.

I only let myself sleep until about 9. When I say 'only', what I mean is that I could have slept for several more hours easily. However, I did not want to give my joints a reason to rebel or add fuel to the insomnia fire come evening.

I answered several important work-related emails this afternoon, so I felt like I wasn't completely disconnected from 'the job'. Maybe I should have been.

The hospital job I applied for is very slowly panning out. They contacted me on Monday, looking for convenient interview times. I haven't heard back, which is (of course) making me nuts.

What does it say about my career and state of mind when I am ANXIOUS to take a job with a 20% pay cut?


Summer said...

Money isn't everything. I was unhappy in the corporate world but making good money. I finally left after 18 yrs and now do what I love, working with children as a teaching assistant for less than half of what I was making. It isn't easy but I've never regretted it.

barbie2be said...

i know what you mean about feeling yucky... i woke up last tuesday with a sore throat, left work at 11 to go home and ended up having strep throat. i felt like i had swallowed razor blades.

but, i am back among the living now. yay!