Some might remember the battle I had with my voice a while back, well, right now I am
having a battle in my mind already. I managed to contract a cold for the first time in I dont know
how long, I have had fever, and of course, throat pains. And this scares the hell outta me because
now I have a job that I enjoy and I want to evolve and do the best I can but to do that I have to
be able to use my voice. However, it appears that the boss I have now actually cares about his
little workers, instead of just ignoring us. That simple “get well soon” meant a lot to hear when
you are more used to hearing “Get yer arse back to work you as soon as you can.”
What scares me the most is that this is giving me a good mind job. What if its the same thing
again? I know it most likely isn’t but still. What if? I am a damn good support tech. I can calm
most people and make them analyze the problem and in most cases, solve the problem so that
the client understands why that problem occured and what can be done to prevent similar problems
in the future. The customers I talk to are generally happy with the support I provide and
well, I enjoy the feeling of helping. However, to do that effectivly, I have a tool that is now
more or less disabled, I can stand headaches, migraines even an upset stomach, but when
my voice is down, my performance also goes down with it. I need to be able to talk to the
client so as to not get things the wrong way, or hear audibly that the client is using the wrong
terms and hence wont be getting the help that is needed.
All this is taxing on my mind, but I know one thing. I wont back down. I know the tricks this time
around. I am not gonna let my throat kill off my voice and put me out of fighting. I picked up a lot
from the last doctor and right now I am putting it all to the test, and with a little luck, I will
be back at work very shortly, as shortly as possible, and keep evolving into the support tech that
you all want to call.
….Break out the Booze and lets get it over with.
Seriously though. Life has it’s ups and downs and you have to tackle them any way that you can without
loosing what little faith you have in yourself and your social network because that is what life is all about,
learning from your experiences and grow from them.
If you dont, you just stand on the same spot, stomping your feet and grinding your teeth in frustration, never
being able to fathom what to do when an unexpected situation occurs and that my friends, is the worst thing
that can happen. You have to learn to adapt or be run over by the new time.
For someone who has stagnated in their personal development, there is little hope of recovering
unless these people do something really really drastic, such as suddenly change their career or change
most of their habits in one stroke, but it is doable. For me, the turn came when I changed jobs.
The old job is dead. Meet the new job. Same as the old job. But with better pay, better ours, better
morale and a better product. I am pleased, so pleased in fact that I can still, after half a year at the
place say that its still fun to go to work. The only drawback is leaving the warm cozy bed, but that
part would be there unless I was paid to stay in it.
Nuff rambling for tonight.
As you know, I have been having problems with my larynxes for quite a while
now and it has really put a damper in my spirits, but I haven’t shut my light
out completely yet.
About a week ago, I saw an add for a job as copywriter and techical blogger.
Well, I looked into the add and saw that this might be something for me, seeing
as I have a technical background and I do blog a lot and I have tried different
blogging platforms just to see wich appealed to me.
It appears that the software that they use are WordPress,
and seeing as this blog itself is run on a linux server
and it is, in fact a wordpress blog, I can easily say
that I have some experience with the interface.
Add to it that I set up wordpress blogs for people
for free just for the fun of it, and it to read other
peoples views on things in general, I think I may be
Another little twist in the add was that since the
blog that this new employee will write on is aimed
towards English readers, the applicant needs a very
firm grip on the English language, both in written form
and in spoken form, and seeing how this blog looks,
I would say I am still in the running for the job.
However, I hate waiting, but that is really all I can do
at the moment. Wait until someone contacts me
regarding this job, with either questions, or if they
want me to take a writing test to discern how good my
English really is, or, if I, like many, are stuck using
translators for the long and technical words.
Well, I really hope that I am up to par, because I think
I might be a good team player for these guys.
The MP sounds like a very nice guy and well, since I only
have a voice impression of him, all I can say is that he
sounds like the guy I would like to have as a boss.
But, now its time to chew the nails some more and
hope I get contacted soon, and lets hope that the
contact is as positive as the short telephone calls I
had with the MP