Monday, May 29, 2006

Stranded

Last night I checked my work schedule. I was a little overwhelmed. It had me training for 4 hours today, but also had a project due today that would take 7-8 hours. 4+7 does not equal an 8-hour day.

When my alarm clock woke me up at 6 this morning, I was about to press the snooze button when the news girl announced a TTC strike. From out of nowhere. I can't get to work. I take a bus, a subway and the streetcar to get to work. Apparently, it takes about 2 hours to get a cab this morning. It would be about a 3-hour walk to work, and considering that with humidity it's about 39 celsius today, even if I made it this morning, I'd probably pass out on the way home.

At least I don't have to work for 11 hours today. I'm sure my bosses are not impressed, but until they give me the kind of raise that makes $50 cab rides worth it, I'm not going anywhere. Well, maybe to the gross convenience store across the street, but nowhere else.

2 comments:

michael lewis said...

I live 2.6 blocks from my place of employment.

I have worse troubles with sleeping in. Because, hey, I'm only a 6 minute walk away!!


Oh yeah, Alberta doesn't have humidity.

Il fait du soleil. Il fait chaud. Il fait beau.

L'Alberta, je t'aime.

nadine said...

Aucune humidité? Je suis jaloux.

The TTC will refund me $4 for Monday's inconvenience if I turn in my Metropass. I don't care about the fare.

I wouldn't mind being compensated for the day's pay I lost. Poor bank account. It is fed so little.