Moody Monday

Moody is when injustices are tolerated because the victim couldn’t speak for themselves

Moody is when injustices are ignored unless somebody dies as a result

Moody is when your colleagues said something stigmatizing and you did nothing to intervene

Moody is when you feel your work is not or less appreciated because you are not a ‘professional’ in this field

Moody is when you try not to make a fuss over the fact you’re working full-time for the price of part-time because you want to be understanding and considerate

Moody is when you are told your contract cannot be changed from a part-time contract to a full-time contract because the human resources department of the leading academic institution cannot or takes a snail pace to process these applications and you can’t help but think WTF?

Moody is when your (other) employer keeps asking you to help print documents for her as though you are a printing shop and when you are already broke

Moody is when you have yet to receive the official confirmation that you’ve been accepted into the research program but you’ve already booked for your next holiday in anticipation of the confirmation

Moody is when you realise you have no money to pay for your rent and holiday and have to take out a loan

Moody is when you’ve lost motivation

Some days are just moody like today

I hope you have a nicer day than mine

22 thoughts on “Moody Monday

    1. Thanks Victoria, I know this will pass soon… once I get the confirmation letter and my vacation next month. It’s recent events at work and the current financial uncertainty that is unsettling me.

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  1. Monday is only two and a half hours old in my part of the world, and the fact that I’m awake has me feeling a little moody.๐Ÿ˜ 
    I plan to try for more sleep! I’ll see if I can dream better circumstances for both of us๐Ÿ˜ป๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ’Œ๐Ÿ’Œ

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      1. There was a minor miracle this morning. King Ben slept until 6:15am๐Ÿ˜ฎ
        Why can’t he do that on weekends? It’s always (though rare) a school day that he chooses to sleep later.
        I hope your Tuesday is brighter than your Monday๐Ÿ˜ป๐Ÿ˜ป๐Ÿ’Œ

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      2. I’m facing another dilemma… my boss has asked me to translate an article about the protests, but I don’t agree with the stance… should I reject or translate? Or translate and then tell him I don’t agree with it… who cares about my opinion anyway lol… I tried to stay out of it but it still comes harassing me ๐Ÿ˜จ

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      3. Yikes! If translating things is part of your job, then you kinda have to or face the consequences of not doing your job. If it’s something extra, you could ask why they want it translated, explaining that you don’t agree with the stance. Maybe your boss just wants to read it? ๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ˜ฝ๐Ÿ’Œ

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    1. Thanks Ashley, I still think about what my colleague said during last week’s meeting and that I should have intervened and told her that the terms she used are stigmatising. If she make similar comments again, should I said something and how without sounding like I’m criticising her… Sometimes doing the right thing feels so wrong.

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  2. I’m sorry to hear about your moody Monday. Does writing your blog help at all? I’ve found that sometimes the only way to survive a really bad work situation is to develop some part of my life outside of work and make it more important than work. For me, it’s my fiction and poetry.

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  3. What you write is so familiar, I felt like you might be a work colleague! . I guess the things institutions put us through are pretty universal. I hope things begin to improve for you.

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      1. I wasn’t sure how to address you and I see that you have followed my blog so I was curious if there’s any information that could help me know you better. The blog I saw doesn’t seem to be active and I know some people have multiple blogs, hence I was wondering if you have another blog. It’s okay if you want to remain anonymous. Thanks for following my blog.

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