The insomniacs from the Daily Post division of Word Press chose the word “Recharge” for us to create various works of art about.
People Who Need a Recharge
Most likely could just use a run of a couple of good nights of undisturbed sleep! Insomniacs have problems getting any or enough sleep on an on going basis. Shift workers fall into this problem due to their work schedules that fail to let their bodies develop a natural circadian sleeping pattern.
Made the Mistake of Working Second Shift Once
Would have made it through that mess better, if I wasn’t the shift manager which forced me to attend a weekly meeting a few hours after my shift ended. We worked 10 hour days each shift. On the days all shifts met for a meeting ended up being about 14 hours before I stumbled out to my vehicle to head back home (another 1/2 hour to make it there).
Favorite Job Ever
Working for a D.S.L. company named Rhythms Net Connections. Got to work in my position of choice, Layer 3 networking! Solved a multitude of networking routing problems every day. The people on the teams with me were a great educational resource.
Unfortunately, after a few short wonderful years of my employment with them, they laid all of us off due to the company defaulting on creditors. For the first time in my life I was unemployed with a huge mortgage to pay! My husband and I needed to resuscitate our income. There were no jobs in the area that would hire me due to being overqualified for their positions. Eventually my unemployment benefits threatened to cease. So I was forced to try working for Home Depot. While there, I kept my job searching up. Eventually received a bite on an application to work for a contract position for the Department of Homeland Security.
Went to my first interview in a long time. Like most people, I was extremely nervous, even got a pair of falsies to stuff in my bra! Got hired at that interview. Started getting paid to stay home and research specific technologies we would be using once the center opened in Colorado. After about 2 months, met the new team I would be working with. Did not get along with them very well at first. Then we spit into shifts. Since my husband was currently working 3nd shift, that is what I applied for.
Working 3rd shift was a new experience for me. Went to work each day in jeans, since no one else was around, anyway! They were black jeans that most of the rest of the team mistook for dress pants. Got promoted again to be team lead. I always took meticulous notes about who said what and network addresses. Started creating a world wide network map detailing machine types and network addresses.
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The really scary thing was I never received my security clearance, even though I was controlling huge routers that serviced places all over the United States of America. Talk about a major flaw in D.H.S. itself! Sort of why I jokingly refer to it as the Department of Insecurity, these days. Resigned to move out of the state.
Please Help Fight Energy Stealing Disease
Found out I had the disease a little over a year after graduation from college. The medicine my neurologist prescribed for me to treat my multiple sclerosis currently is called Tysabri. Trying to find the actual cost on the internet is basically nearly impossible. I remember when I first started on the drug the amount the facility tried charging me was well over $2500. There was no way my husband and I could afford that then or every 28 days! Biogen (the company that manufactures the drug) has been helping us with some of the cost of the drug, but will not continue helping indefinitely. If you would like to contribute to my fight against this mind stealing disease, please contribute by visiting my personal website at http://saintpblogging.com/wp/ and seeing the copies of my writings located there!