Thursday, October 4, 2007

Running late

my ramadan working days started at 9:30 up until the 3ashr il awakhir (last 10 days of ramadan), where they have been pushed a half an hour, to 10am.

when it was 9:30 it was quasi impossible to make it on time and i was always getting in between 9:45 and 10 - blame it on traffic, the snooze button, the what-to-wear block, whatever.

now that i don't have to be at work til 10, u'd think i could be on time, right ? wrong ! i cant seem to be here before 10:20 :s

why is it that i always manage to be late, no matter what time i have to start? i guess it's not really because of external factors now is it.

10 comments:

Blue Dress said...

The problem is not with you its witht he HR or the managment, theri suppose to tell you to be there at 9, this way surly you will make it on time.

hatha 7aal every workin gplace in this country.

goodluck.

Swair. said...

I agree with Blue Dress, if you keep it in your mind that you're supposed to be at work around 9:00, you'll wake up earlier than before..
and prepare what u want to wear the night before..
Even if you really do arrive late everytime, and you have the time "9:00 am" flashing in your head, then the latest you'll be is 9:20.. so then you'd be there early :p

chikapappi said...

Well, I do not believe in snooze buttons ability to wake me up wala setting my own mental clock bas here's what you can do, keep things ready for next day; your clothes, this is what I do - so i wake up late bas get dressed fast to go to work :)

During ramadan, companies are flexible with working hours..

Joud said...

blue dress: u're right it's not my fault, i blame HR :)

swair: that's a great idea; really

chika: i dont have a mental clock kheir shar; walla if i could get myself to prepare the clothes the night before it would solve all my problems

elijah said...

I used to start work at 1pm and still manage to go late :P

Joud said...

elijah: heh get out !

u know, it's about the damn rules, we're just not built to respect them ;)

elijah said...

btw, a question for u and Zed, who is Waldo, why doesn't he write? Excuse my curiosity, been wanting to ask for like a year :)

Joud said...

elijah: zed and i know waldo by corresondance, not in person. we think of him as a mystery man who rarely surfaces and posts (hence the nick waldo); wow i dont think he's posted since december or jan ...

waldo, if u're reading this - u need to give us a sign of life !

Darabeel said...

It's your boss :) if he was serious about you not coming late, and does what every he is supposed to as per the company rules, I am sure you wouldn't come late again :)

Joud said...

darabeel: i'm in favor of blaming others, so i'm gonna go ahead and agree with u :->