Tuesday, 17 January 2012

BACK TO WORK

I wasn't too excited yesterday when I heard on the news that the strike had been called off. I felt as if we hadn't achieved what we set out to. I felt betrayed by N.L.C. I wonder what transpired behind the closed doors during their meeting with the F.G. They seemed so firm in their resolve to fight corruption starting with the reverting of fuel price back to N65. What made them compromise so early, when the people were just gearing up fully for more protests. Lots of questions and no answers. I feel sorry for the lives that were lost in the protest. Their deaths seems to have been in vain. Well, the fight against corruption continues, maybe not in form of mass protests. It might be individually and gradually, but the fight still goes on.

While the strike was going on, I had become tired of staying indoors. I didn't want to go to work. Mba, I just wanted to be able to visit my friends and waka anyhow without fear of anything happening to me on the road. Some of my friends shared the same sentiments with me. I was surprised that even my sister was feeling the same way. I remember she would say that she misses spending time with her hubby and two sons and was eagerly looking forward to the strike. I laughed at her when she complained of feeling caged indoors.

As soon as the strike was called off, I spread the info and surprisingly, most of those people that had said they were tired of staying indoors, didn't want to resume work so soon. That included me :-). Well, we didn't have a choice in the matter. It was hard to drag myself off bed when my alarm went off. I had gotten used to sleeping late and waking up equally really late. I eventually woke up and went quickly went through my phone for recent updates and gists. I saw a display picture a friend put up and it depicted what I was feeling, so I quickly saved it. In the space of a few minutes, some of my friends had changed their display pictures to the same one. I chuckled knowing that even though some of us were tired of the strike, we were not in the mood to resume work. Below is the picture:


I had to consciously switch to work mode when I got to the office. No more excessive sleeping, eating and generally having a good time at home. *Sighs*. Work was sooooo busy today. Chai, i couldn't wait for it to be 4pm, so we would close to customers and I could face some internal things I had to sort out. Hope you all had a splendid day at work today. Enjoy the rest of the fabulous week.

Hugs and kisses.

P.S: Thanks for the comments on my last post. I planned on doing a seriously worded mail to the S.C.U guys today, but the main C.S.O guy kindda resumed today. Tomorrow, I will hand over to him and jejeli waka to my original new branch. It was fun working with a new set of people for a while but it's time to move on. Change is one constant thing in life abi.

27 comments:

  1. I suppose you could get yourself another holiday though? We'll never know what transpired, especially with PENGASSAN dillydallying when it came to pulling the plugs on the oil.. Sigh.. Plus side though is that people have woken up to the fact that they have power to make the govt listen up.. Hopefully there's more traction next time..

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    1. My vacation is not close at all. I agree with the plus side you noted. Thanks for stopping by.

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  2. The thought of not having free movement is also part of the boredom, I guess. I totally agree with you and understand when you said it felt like nothing was achieved the way the strike was just called off. Thank God you are going back to your original deployed branch. I am sure you learnt a lot at this other branch.

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    1. That caged feeling is really terrible. I wonder how prisoners feel. Yeah, i learnt quite a lot at the other branch and I'm gradually adjusting to my new environment and colleagues. Thanks dear.

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  3. I dont even know how to feel about that whole strike thing. I do agree that maybe Labor shouldnt have compromised early, I am still of the opinion that FG would never have reverted back to N65.....ever! So somehow, I saw that coming...
    Just like you, YY was tired of the strike but woke me up on Monday afternoon(Nigerian time), Monday morning (My time) to complain bitterly about having to resume back to work...*chuckles*

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    1. So YY was also among the people that didn't want to resume work so soon.:-)..The strike induced rest was necessary. How you doing dear. I hope you update soon.

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  4. Going back to work after a break is one of the terrible realities most people usually have to face in life. It just never goes down well

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  5. Somewhere at the corner of ma mind i felt the FG wouldnt revert back to N65..i knew a compromise would be made.
    Well for sakes of people who rely on day to day sales,thank God it ended.

    I wasnt tired of lazying around... when i heard it had been called off i too wasnt lukin 4ward to work....at all..lol

    but i wanted the country to move on sha..it felt like we were all on' pause' .

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    1. The feeling of "pause" aptly describes it.

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  6. Hopefully, the fact that people stood up and made their voices heard, will count towards the general drive to curb corruption. Time to start taking the average citizens seriously.

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    1. I'm sure GEJ will not take us for granted anymore unlike before when they will just roll out laws, the people will grumble and that will be it. I hope they have realized that to an extent, we can't be pushed around anyhow.

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  7. I also felt the same way when the strike was called off. I felt like we as nigerians were being played with. I know the feeling about not wanting to back to work. LOL the picture up is so hilarious.
    www.secretlilies.blogspot.com

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    1. Don't mind the govt. They better not try us ooo. People are vexing no be small. I really laughed when I saw the pix too.

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  8. That's one funny pic, lol...You guys will adjust soon.

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    1. Yeah, we are slowly adjusting back to work and all. Thanks dear.

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  9. Lol!
    I din't feel like work either, but I sure was tired of staying at home!

    good to be back sha.
    Hope your first day back was good?

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    1. My first day back to work was really busy. Hope you had a lovely first day too. Thanks dear.

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  10. At least you had a 'strike',me i didn't go on strike at all.Worked and i'm still working so i didn't really know what you're talking about.LOL

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    1. Huuuhhhhhhhhh, i don't envy your type of job at all. Have a lovely weekend.

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  11. Kai, I'm late in leaving a comment but I'll leave one anyway. Gosh was I pissed when the strike was called off. Totally went on a "they sold us out rampage", telling anyone who cared to listen how I felt NLC betrayed Nigerians and all that jazz. But underneath it all, it was just cos I didn't want to go back to that office.After a couple days back at work , i've gotten over the fact that nothing for me so I've jejely started to adjust but I resume fully next week sha body and soul cos this wk I haven't accomplished jack and I know pple will start noticing next week

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    1. LOL @ you taking out your frustration on NLC cos you didn't want to resume. I feel you jare and nope you are not late in leaving a comment. Thanks for stopping by.

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  12. Now this is a blog I totally relate to.... I'm also a banker and a blogger... really felling your posts.. thanks for sharing...

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    1. Yaaaayyyyyyy, another banker in the building. Welcome on board dear. Thanks for reading my posts. Off to visit your blog right away.

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  13. I feel like that picture every Monday morning!!! To be an adult isnt easy dear. To think we were praying to be over with school :(

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    1. My dear, it isn't easy to be an adult at all. But we have to work to earn our pay, so off to work. :-p

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