24 February, 2006

busy busy busy

It's been a busy couple of weeks...

In a previous post, I mentioned that our team has so little to do that the powers that be would soon find stuff for us to do. Well, they found something... we've now been crossed trained to do line faults. At this point in time it's only for a few weeks - I just hope it's not permanent! The training was a little tedious since there are so many procedures to follow. From a newly trained outsider's point of view, it looks like they're triplicating their work for no discernable reason (I guess there has to be a reason, but I just can't see what it is). I've taken a few calls and it's not too bad so far. I don't feel like I'm using my brain doing this though.

Then today I went to my first state funeral ever. One of our team mates' father is a state politician, who died last weekend. Most of our team were given time off to go to the funeral to show our support to our team mate (N) and I'm quite impressed by the company for doing so. We didn't know N's dad, but we wanted to make sure N knew we were there for him.

The funeral was a very loving tribute to him. A family friend delivered a eulogy written by N and it was beautiful. I cried then, as well as when the pall bearers took the coffin out. N was a pall bearer and though you could see how upset he was, he managed to hold it together. This must be so hard for him. They're a very close family.

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