Monday, December 31, 2007

New Shift

First shift on days
Murphy's law in full effect
3 AM start time

Saturday, December 29, 2007

end of brutal week
humming "What Time is It?"
on the way out

Friday, December 28, 2007

last two days on nights
setting up the successor
with book of cheat sheets

Thursday, December 27, 2007

first day back
murphy's law in full effect
oh joy and rapture

Friday, December 21, 2007

Visit plus 4
the inspection failure list
in all its glory

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Visit Day 3
hearing a few good things
with the demerits

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Visit Day 2
bloodbath over sanitation
nastygrams and phone calls
bloodbath over sanitation

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

holiday party
no gifts given to bosses
scoping the plants

V day tomorrow-
screaming toward the finish
with five less bodies

Saturday, December 15, 2007

V minus 3 days
starting huge holding pattern
for all the mahufs

Friday, December 14, 2007

V minus 4 days-
chit chatting with the boss
over weekend plans

ensd of shift
man asks me to make coffee
"one for the team"

Thursday, December 13, 2007


V minus 5 days
the urge to curl up and read
is overwhelming

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

V day minus 6
keeping energy
for final push

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

start of new week
buckets of testosterone
on my last nerve

v day minus 7
trying to hold the line
against the dirt

Saturday, December 8, 2007

v day minus 10
per my direct boss

extra cleaning job

Friday, December 7, 2007

V minus 11 days
walking through the plant
liking what I see

Thursday, December 6, 2007

V day minus 12
starting to nitpck early
not relaxing yet

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

V minus 13 days
clean peeking through the cracks
my boss is antsy

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Vminus 14
white knight's yearly visit
we all get ready

Saturday, December 1, 2007

end of the week
being the bad guy stinks
just wanna go home

Friday, November 30, 2007

hump day plus one
straining toward the weekend
and slowness

Thursday, November 29, 2007

SFH day 3
neck throbbing as I do
all that I do

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

SFH day two
stuffing pepto in my bag
insides roiling

Saturday, November 24, 2007

end of week-
We Like Work! We Like Work!
is current mantra

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

after paperwork
cleaning out my area
to get new ideas
back form vacation-
SFH and new things to do
joy and rapture unforessen

Friday, November 2, 2007

SFH day 4
trying to be everywhere
to get it all done

Thursday, November 1, 2007

over / under night
trying to get the plant clean
between production
hump day
bogged down in paperwork
off the next two weeks

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

shift from hell day two
everything deciding
it needs some down time

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

its in my bones-
White Castle Kind of week
and new direction

Saturday, October 27, 2007

mahuf's visit done
adrenaline rush over
still having a job

Friday, October 26, 2007

V day today
after the best I could
an atta girl....

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Vminus 1 days
finally looking
like folks work here

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

V minus 3 days
fecacta start of week
opting for cleaninig

Saturday, October 20, 2007

V-day minus six days
finally gettign buy in
from the plant floor

Friday, October 19, 2007

V day minus a week
getting the clean to peek out
of the facility

Thursday, October 18, 2007

V minus 8 days
planning last cleaning barrage
before mahauf comes

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

shift from hell day seven-
getting ducks in a row
for big chief wahoo

coming to work
stopping at gas station
car getting whacked

Friday, October 12, 2007

end of the week
scrubbing furiously
clean is peeking out
fecacta shift day three-
straining to work the plan
despite the road blocks

Thursday, October 11, 2007

long hump day-
amusing truck jockey driver
paperwork a bear

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

mahuf coming today
getting the place tour ready
with no bodies

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

horrid start of week
regrouping to pull out
another rabbit

Friday, October 5, 2007

end of brutal week
two days beyond exhausted-
bosses are happy
end of week
getting ready
to shift into nice

Thursday, October 4, 2007

hump day
planning for the next two weeks
how to get it done

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

hump day minus one
cleaning the plant
layer by layer

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

start of week
all of the work due and more-
none of the bodies

Friday, September 28, 2007

end of week
good chat with two bosses
early leave time

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

after training
coming back to pick up
where my shift should be

Monday, September 24, 2007

fecacta week-
all three shift and double back
training and cleanup

Friday, September 21, 2007

paperwork kind of day
planning for the next two weeks
tidying my desk

Thursday, September 20, 2007

real SFH-
boued through the shift by
thoughts of White Castle's

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

mahof visit...
cleaning three years worth of dirt
in one week

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

monday, monday
fifteen emails form my boss
all need answering

Saturday, September 15, 2007

end of week
finally cleaning my desk
grateful for down time

Friday, September 14, 2007

weekend eve
stomach cramps and headache while
doing paperwork

Thursday, September 13, 2007

hump day
catching up on the cleaning
shift reports done early

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

exciting night
reaching back to girl scout days
for first aid routine

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

easy start of the week
laying down the law nicely
while work gets done

Saturday, September 8, 2007

end of week
planning the next two months
with my boss

Friday, September 7, 2007

better shift today
managing most of the shift
no white castle pangs

Thursday, September 6, 2007

beaut of SFH
as I sketch sucess plan
dream of White Castle's

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

on the night shift
special projects on day one
"we like work".....

Saturday, September 1, 2007

unexpected shift
between all the chatting
getting my night legs

Thursday, August 30, 2007

working toward weekend
SFH and full warehouse
next day shift change

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

hump day
letting partner out early
for the karma bank

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

new sheriff in town
perfect end of shift paperwork
more time on the floor

Monday, August 27, 2007

company's coming
detail clean deepens
as the shift goes on

Saturday, August 25, 2007

weekend shift
doing extra cleaning
to keep awake

Friday, August 24, 2007

end of week
back to back SFHs
I'm still standing.....

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

back from vacation
listening for the plant's rthym

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Count down

all day long
doing the happy dance
and practicing erse

Tuesday, August 7, 2007


waves of humid heat
rolling through the plant floor
tempers on edge

Monday, August 6, 2007

monday, monday
all the bosses' back from vacation
longer meetings

Friday, August 3, 2007

end of week
hurrying to finish
shift paperwork

Thursday, August 2, 2007

that kind of day.....
wishing I could garden
for my keep

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Hump day

morning filled with meetings
afternoon chocked with issues
I'm lovin' it....

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

new shift hours
chatting with myself on first day
to keep awake

Monday, July 30, 2007


after the weekend
shift change starting tommorrow
doing the happy dance

Friday, July 27, 2007

after the rain
sanity washing over
the plant floor

Thursday, July 26, 2007

The Big One

30 minute span
the whole shift goes south
now damage control

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

hump day
humming to myself all day
"we like work"...

Monday, July 23, 2007

back in the saddle

after four days sick
extra time for paperwork
easing back into groove

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

paperwork day off
not my paperwork day
everyone calling me
for all the skinny

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

lottery dreams
while weaving good paper trail

Monday, July 16, 2007

start of week
not working too hard
my feet hurt bad

Friday, July 13, 2007


end of week
the deam of home cooked meals
about to come true

Thursday, July 12, 2007

not too bad shift
carving out planning time
for next week

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

first blackout this year
glad my red "S" is hidden
from the bosses

Friday, July 6, 2007

fecacta shift
being a great reporter
the best I can do

Thursday, July 5, 2007

hi ho, hi ho.....
hump day plus one
swimming upstream in paperwork
snifflin' as I go

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

holiday eve
one too many attitudes
flying through place

Friday, June 29, 2007

end of week
straining to go down on time
paperwork jungle

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

firefighting and reporting
for one more day

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

why ask why.....

mid shift from hell
lottery dreams
and good reporting skills

Monday, June 25, 2007

bad start to week
finding out bosses' new musts
as shift limps along

Friday, June 22, 2007

the speed of light

after rough week
straining all shift
to go down on time

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

the SFH part 2....
the floor kickin' my butt
I kick back harder

Monday, June 18, 2007

once again
whipping out the big red "S"
from under my clothes

Thursday, June 14, 2007

toward the weekend
week end approaching
respite from machinery
and being nice

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

more swirling confusion
joy and rapture unforeseen
... we like work

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

that kind of shift
and looking at two more
stupid movies tonight

Monday, June 11, 2007

after softball game
folks ask me to put back on
my catering cap

fecacta Monday
wishing I could be on time
one day of the week

Friday, June 8, 2007

one more day.....

end of week
all my paperwork in place
and I'm ret to go...

Thursday, June 7, 2007

looking toward weekend
rushing to get paperwork done
in a timely manner

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Hump Day

week of hell goes on
chatting with district VP
over burgers

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

fecacta day 2

another day
another mess walked into
that needs cleaned up

Monday, June 4, 2007


fecacta start of week
lottery dreams floating
in my mind's eye

Friday, June 1, 2007

sliding into the weekend

end of the week
lines going down on time
walking out on time

Thursday, May 31, 2007

hump day plus one
free weekend looms ahead
paperwork goes slowly

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

fecacta shift
straining to get White Castle's
and long hot bath

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

after holiday
wanting extra day off
to rest from long weekend

Friday, May 25, 2007

holiday weekend
leaving mishift-
philly, here I come

Thursday, May 24, 2007

night song

end of shift
getting the line down on time
reports almost done

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

the final frontier.....

showing the line driver
where it is hiding

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

that kind of day...

shift from hell
wishing that chaos theory
would really worked here

Monday, May 21, 2007

late shift
chatting with new boss after
walking into a bomb

Saturday, May 19, 2007

saturday shift
fecachtta start
smooth finish

Friday, May 18, 2007

end of long, hard week
whistling during paperwork
White Castle's awaits

Thursday, May 17, 2007


Hump day plus one
doing shift paperwork
longing for a free morning

Wednesday, May 16, 2007


trying to hold on
to sleep in late
and play int he dirt

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Week from hell

week from hell
too tired to see
past what's there

Thursday, May 3, 2007

Doin' it.....

shift from hell
bringing order into chaos
one more time

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Hump Day
sprained ankle and
wretched paperwork

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

La... Dee Dah

after trying day
end of shift paperwork
not jiving at all

Monday, April 30, 2007

Monday, Monday

after weekend
wishing for
another free day

Friday, April 27, 2007

Lovin' it

end of week
walking out 20 minutes
after my folks

Thursday, April 26, 2007

all shift long..
everyone knows my name
I think I'll change it

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Lovin' It

shift at work
puttin' my thing down
all shift long

Monday, April 23, 2007

first day alone
workday tanks midshift
blank sudoku

Friday, April 20, 2007

end of long week
for once early exit
coming true

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

hump day eve
wishing weekend was here
for sore needed rest

Monday, April 16, 2007

Monday evening
once again scramble to fill slots
to save daylight

Friday, April 13, 2007

very bad handoff
scrambling for techs
at end of shift

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

gingerly walking home
after warehouse stint

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

switch up

changing shifts to days
explaining to myself
I don't need coffee

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

earlier shift
after chat with boss
more paperwork

Monday, April 2, 2007


Partner out today
walking into layered chaos
- putting my thing down

Thursday, March 29, 2007, dah....

shift paperwok
seems longer than usual
looking toward weekend

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

uncursed work

hearing all shift long
"work is not a swear word"
in my inner ear

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Bad Air

spewing his wish to be wealthy
all night long

Monday, March 26, 2007

Fun, Fun, Fun.....

rocky start of week
wondering where the red "S"
is hiding on me

Friday, March 23, 2007

Best Laid Plans

easy breezy shift
turns into shift from heck
before long weekend

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Still Standin'...

rough week ending
hoping the half day dream
comes to pass

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Making Nice....

being told I'm mean
trying to frame apology
to soothe male ego

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Round 2

second night
scrambling for bodies
lottery dreams

Monday, March 19, 2007

Lovin' It

finding out
I have no patience
but do have tact

Friday, March 16, 2007


chatting with boss
planning my future
being a team player

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Fire and vinegar

new manager at work
deciding what's best for team
without asking

Thursday, March 8, 2007

For such a day as this.....

not to bad a shift
getting all my paperwork
at the shift's end

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Chaos theory model

end of cake day
turns into shift from hell
from personnel switch

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Unquiet night...

end of shift
seeing everyone sanbagged
tommorrow will be fun

Monday, March 5, 2007

Monday blues

working late
wanting my bed and books
we must pay the rent

Friday, March 2, 2007

Week's End

end of hard week
getting ready for Flower Show
and new garden

Thursday, March 1, 2007


midnight shift
spring cleaning my desk
and extra office

Wednesday, February 28, 2007


fairly easy night
new sheriff's new paperwork
almost habit

Tuesday, February 27, 2007


week without sister
catching up on everything
over paperwork

Monday, February 26, 2007

two ends of plant...

late night shift
chemicals and sweet syrup
wafting in the air

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Time Not Off

on the weekend
planning next week's stategy
between chores

Friday, February 23, 2007

Holding On

end of work week
stack of book beckons
from easy chair

Thursday, February 22, 2007

the final frontier.....

partner at work
working toward common ground
of shared information

Wednesday, February 21, 2007


meeting with bosses
plotting out next month
new schedule changes

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Fitee More

another day
more better paperwork
for new sheriff

Monday, February 19, 2007

We like work

day morphing
into shift from hell
where is White Castle's?

Friday, February 16, 2007

Another Day, Another Fifty Cents

Another day
picking up day shift slack
soon will need new tights

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Same ole, same ole

day shift issues
afternoon shift makes it right
8 hour shift dreams..

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Snow Day

Hump Day
skeleton crew at work
gonna make it work

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Hi Ho...

opening email
additional duties
new sheriff in town

Monday, February 12, 2007

working hard.....

my monday "morning"
cover for someone this week
gotta love it

Friday, February 9, 2007

eazy breezy

just for today-
so not the shift from hell
one for karma bank

Thursday, February 8, 2007

New Boss

new boss meet and greet
hair on back of head sticks up
he'll be watched real close

Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Hump Day

midweek blahs
lunchtime spent planning weekend

Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Within Normal Parameters

issue filled evening
joy and rapture unforeseen
decisions on the fly

Monday, February 5, 2007


Factory lines running
Filler whirring over
Packer Staccato

Friday, February 2, 2007


short day at work
clacking of keyboard
sixty cycle hum

Thursday, February 1, 2007


Out of the blue
Corporate folks auditing plant

Wednesday, January 31, 2007


shift from hell
decisions on the fly
running on clipboard

Tuesday, January 30, 2007


new work week
same designation
lots more duties

Monday, January 29, 2007

Flex Time

chat with plant manager
shedule shift third time in month
still the team player

Friday, January 26, 2007


favorite boss resigned
forced jokes fly to ease shock
what's next...

Thursday, January 25, 2007


half the shift from hell
working on the energy
to keep up good work

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Gotta smile

problem child
throwing a hissy fit
taking it in stride

Tuesday, January 23, 2007


after lunch break
walking the plant floor
fighting "itis"

Monday, January 22, 2007

Hi ho.. hi ho...

snowy Monday
finding out folks here
are not used to snow

Friday, January 19, 2007


Under the weather
trying to keep piles of details
in my head

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Daily Bane

present job title
should be changed to read
"Adult Sitting"

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

A Dollar and a Dream

playing lottery
wistful about having
the winning ticket

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

The Plan Man

after holiday
bullet points for the year
looks great on paper

Friday, January 12, 2007

The Best Laid Plans

supposed cake night
raw material snafu
ruins weekend plans

Thursday, January 11, 2007

The Plan Part II

Meeting with boss
running shift by check list
new objective

Wednesday, January 10, 2007


production chaos

quiet and good book
restoing order

Tuesday, January 9, 2007

Mechanical Song

Production floor
under all worker's complaints
machinery whir

Monday, January 8, 2007

After the weekend

Monday Morning
looking through datebook
planning next weekend

Thursday, January 4, 2007

Working Life

new start of
downloading my head