Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Burnt to a Crisp

Yesterday started out OK, but then I got to work. We did a simple story nothing too hard, but I was not "feeling it" and I shot like ass. Even when we get back to the station I couldn't get into the story. It didn't look bad it was just, a story. I figured out why, I am in the mist of a burn out. Prior to Monday I had worked 11 days in a row, which is tough, but when you add in tornadoes and running the field of a college football game, that makes me a little worn out. I had only Sunday to rest and I did a little, but I needed two to feel human again. I know I'm going to struggle today and there is no real end in sight. I'm being asked to do another 8 or 10 in a row starting in a week. I don't know how to handle that kind of news. I don't get over time because they will "fix my schedule" to make it overtime free. I need a few days off that don't require me to work more than 5 days in a row afterwards. I wish I had enough sick hours to call off.

2 comments:

johnny tattoos said...

honestly you need to relax. at the end of the day you get to go home and be with your family....10 or 12 days is not a whole lot. especially to those of us who do it out on the road and dont even have the satisfaction of going home to our loved ones. you may feel worn out but honestly the world has bigger problems then you needing a day off.

J Dog said...

I'm sorry i could not solve the worlds problems, jsut wanted a day off. Next Time I'll figure out world peace.