I am working at the City Council now. I had been on a long holiday since December last year, and just started back at work again in May. I found it hard on the first day to get back to work. I have to get up earlier in the morning as my work starts at 9 am. Other things that I have to cope with are transport to the office and feeling sore in some parts of my body.
I planned to go to work by catching the bus. However, it comes too early to my nearest bus stop and there is no other bus. If I went by bus I would arrive about 50 minutes earlier than my work starts. Therefore I decided to call a taxi to take me to the office. I have arranged a pre-booked taxi so I do not need to call a taxi every morning. To get home after work I can catch a bus, and sometimes I also walk which is good exercise for me. It takes about 45 minutes by walking from office to my house. But when the weather is awful, I prefer to call a taxi!
Other challenges I found in my first week back to work were the soreness I felt on my left hand and my waist. I was absent on the second day because of the soreness. I went to the doctor and I got some medicines and over time the soreness has eased.
My work starts at 9 am and finishes at 2.30 pm. But starting in June, I will be changing my work time. I will start work at 10 am and finish at 3.30 pm. This new time is better for me as I have a longer time to prepare myself before work.
It has been a month since my first day back to work. I am really enjoying my work days now. I am happy doing my job.
I work from Monday to Thursday. Friday is my lazy day as I don’t go to work. So I can sleep longer and do not need to get up early. While other people are planning and looking forward to their weekend, I have started mine. How lucky I am!