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New Job… Again

I can’t remember the last time I posted a blog (I’m really sorry about that, if anyone’s reading this!) So I can’t remember if I told you I was working at the pharmacy at my local hospital.

Well, that job was just temporary from the end of April to the end of July and in honesty, I was quite ready to leave! I started my new job on August 1st and my first week was great – I actually found myself looking forward to work the next day.

My new job was advertised as an admin role. I like admin, I like the menial little jobs that everyone else hates, such as filing, organising, typing, shredding and laminating. I thought it would be perfect and I was so excited about having a “proper” job with a desk and responsibilities, where my manager treats me as an adult and lets me use my initiative.

Basically I work in a factory. Yes I have my own desk and a computer but I very rarely get chance to use them! Most of the day is spent in a tiny little room with a big horrible machine that folds letters and puts them into envelopes. This machine would be genius if it actually worked, but alas! It doesn’t. Not very well anyway. There’s always something wrong with it. Some days I have to go use the franking machine too. I basically stuff envelopes, count them, put them in the box with the relevant post-code and then count them again. If the numbers don’t add up, I count them again! I do this every day and once a week I have to bag all the letters up into their corresponding Royal Mail bags (which stink and are the dirtiest, grossest things EVER!) and then wait for the postman to come the next day, for it all to start again.

I wouldn’t go as far as to say I hate it but I am not enjoying it. I’ve started going home with such headaches, too. I think it’s because the room literally is smaller than my bathroom and it has a tiny window, which only opens about an inch, and the machine is so loud that the people in the office outside my room have to close the door and shut me in.

It could be that or it could be my new colleagues, who started off really nice and I actually thought we could become friends – a massive feat for me, I generally don’t like people and I can’t cope with incessant chatting about boys and fake-tans and Geordie Shore or The Only Way is Essex or whatever else girls around here are obsessed with. I enjoy my own company and I don’t tend to miss people. So I was really pleased that we seemed to be getting on with (or tolerating) each other. This week though, a couple of them have really started grating on me. I’ll probably go into more detail later on – it could probably use its own post.

I’m actually missing my Pharmacy job and the people I was so desperate to escape from!

I’m really sorry that I’ve started using my blog as a ranting post! I promise I’ll try to make it more upbeat (but not before I FINALLY get around to posting about my biggest pet peeve at the moment… 50 Shades of Grey)

I really appreciate you guys, thank you for letting me rant!



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This Morning

So I went to bed last night with a really bad headache… It was around 1am and I generally need a lot of sleep, so I just attributed it to that.

I hardly slept and woke up for church at 8am, but my head was still throbbing, right in and around my right temple. It almost felt like someone was standing there holding a really sharp kebab skewer in my head.

I brushed my teeth and went back to bed – couldn’t face going to church and putting “the smile” on, you know the one, where people ask how you are but they don’t really want to hear your answer, so you just smile and say, “great thanks, and you?”, by which time they’ve already moved onto the next one…

Anyway, I didn’t brush my teeth before bed last night (I hate doing it right before bed becase my mouth gets really dry through the night and I end up smacking my mouth and have awful breath the next day! TMI? Sorry!) So most of the time if I haven’t brushed my teeth, I get a headache, I don’t know if this is normal or not… So I usually just brush my teeth, paying extra close attention to the back ones, and then within half an hour, and sometimes a couple of Nurofen, I’m good as new.

Well as I said, I brushed my teeth and climbed back into bed. An hour and a lot of tossing and turning later I woke up again and decided it was time for the trusty Nurofen (I really should have shares in the company, the amount I go through!). I get a lot of headaches, not migraines, thankfully, but quite awful headaches, which leave me feeling a bit sicky. I am adamant that I need glasses but my optician begs to differ – and has done for almost 20 years since I began asking him! I’m just a headachey person, I guess!

So I had the Nurofen, and they’re the liquid capsules, which are brilliant,  and after a cup of tea and a slice of wholemeal toast (Mr R&R is the best!) I felt fine. My back teeth are still a bit tender though. Mr R&R wonders if I clench or grind them in my sleep – he’s a grinder and is supposed to wear a rubber mouth guard. I wonder if it’s the wisdom teeth finally starting to push through the gums, as they’ve been threatening for a while now…

I guess we shall see. Does anyone else get really bad headaches when they haven’t brushed their teeth, or not done them properly?

Off to nap now 🙂



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