Thursday, April 24, 2008

i can't breathe...

work has been work...nothing spectacular happening. nothing new to report. we lost another messenger...6700 or double-o as i called her. she wasn't the fastest but definitely wasn't bad either...oh wells. we didn't go ahead and hire anyone to replace her cause there just hasn't been enough work to keep cats happy. i find myself hooking cats up on a day to day basis...meaning, if 6723 got hooked up on tuesday then 6721 gets hooked up on wednesday. it's the best i can do...you give these cats one or two nice days then the week doesn't seem like to much of a waste(i hope).

6723 has been having some troubles as of late. not sure whats going on with the cat but things seem to be stacking up on him. he goes to school at night and works full-time hours...sometimes more. i work him hard but he doesn't mind at all. sure, he might fall asleep in class but needs the loot to be able to be at least present in class. today 6723 got a super late start...

6723...man. im sorry. got up late. shitty night and morning. im coming in.

j.dot...no worries kid. we could use your help right now.

...at the time we did have some steady work coming in so his presence would have been nice. i noticed it was taking him alot longer than usual to check in so i called him...

j.dot...yo kid. where you at?

6723...man. i told you im having a shitty day. forgot my damn lock at home and had to go back. im just not feeling it today. im sorry...i'll be in.

j.dot...no worries. umm, you coming in from the south end right? well...rock out this car run coming out the south for me.

...the whole day he was down and out. didn't know what to do. i mean, what should i do? i don't do anything but keep giving him work as it comes. he never bothers to call in saying he's clean...which is unusual for him. i can tell something is really bothering him but we're at work and now isn't the time to see what the deal is. after work over some brews i have no problem having heart to heart with cats(i'm a dispatcher/babysitter/friend/brother/father/who knows what) but when it's time to work...well, it's time to work. around two or so he tells me he needs a lunch break...no big deal. i tell him to give me a call when he's good to go...he says, "that'll be tomorrow around 830am"...those are the last words i heard. i also didn't bother calling him back cause i figured he needed the day to chill. the last thing i need is a messenger riding around without his head on straight...too dangerous for that.

on another note, we/i work in an office with no circulating air. there are three windows but they do not open. we can't get fresh air in there at all...it sucks. this is also the season for allergies and Lord knows i can't breathe at all during this season. my eyes have been very itchy and irritated and my nose is stuffed like crazy. i noticed at work we have two plants in the office. never really understood why...because they barely get sun-light and i don't think people water them. i heard from another dispatcher the other day that the reason for the plants is to provide fresh air for the office...wtf?! are you serious? im all for plants but all they have to do is make one of the three windows be able to open...it's common sense. well, looks like im gonna have to be popping pills to try and battle this allergy season...see, dispatchers have to deal with shitty conditions also...peace.

6 comments:

Jeff said...

Dude. Feel you on those allergies. Every spring and fall. It's my own personal hell for about 3-4 weeks and there's nothing that can be done about it. Total bummer...

Rachel said...

I bet there is some sort of code violation somewhere.

Jeff said...

Hey julio, just got into Costco and got me some Zyrtecs. 75 24-hour pills for about 30 some bucks. It's working out so far...

j.dot said...

good looking out...zyrtec seems to be the stuff that works. although it doesn't quite last 24 hrs. still...i'll be hitting up costco this weekend.

rachel...i don't even want to get into violations. this company is waaaaay too connected for me to say anything.

Jen said...

oh wells street.

j.dot said...

first off...you don't get to use my lingo against me. second...whatayagonnado?! good to sorta hear from you...peace.