I just need to vent a little. This has been such a horrible week! My job changed a couple of months ago and essentially I have been given the jobs that three people were doing and am expected to accomplish everything and take on additional "development opportunities" and projects. I am so swamped that I feel like I am going to have a panic attack every day at work. I don't mind working hard, but I am a person who puts a lot of pride in the fact that I do an outstanding job and this is really getting to me. Things are starting to slip, I can see that they are but I don't know what to do about it. I am an hourly employee who is not allowed to get more than 40 hours per week and I have more than 50 hours of work to do. I spent this week doing an archival project that had to be completed by Monday so I haven't even gotten to do my own work at all. I don't know how I am going to get caught back up. I am thankful I have a job. I need my job for as long as they will let me keep it. We have been having massive layoffs so I know that my time is probably limited because eventually they will cut my position also.... so I don't want to sound ungrateful, but I worked from 6:00 am today to 2:30 pm and I didn't even get a break to go to the bathroom. No lunch, no break... I never stopped packing and moving boxes and now I have so much homework to do for my classes that I am going to be up until 1:00 doing that plus all weekend getting ready for mid-terms on Monday. (yes, I should be doing that instead of this.. but I was a basket case and I thought if I got it out I would be able to do Algebra better) On top of that this has been a horrific week with my 13 year old. I don't know if she has pms or what but it has been drama every night with her and I am about ready to ring her neck. Then I get home today and check the mail and I have a letter from the Red Cross saying I am no longer an acceptable blood donor because I had a false positive test for Hepatitis C. They highlighted several times that subsequent testing was done on my sample and those results came back negative so I don't actually have Hep C and they know that but I can't EVER donate again... just in case. I know that probably doesn't sound like a very big deal, but I am really brokenhearted about it. I feel so strongly about donating blood, I have encouraged several people to become donors and now I no longer have the right to donate EVER AGAIN, even though there is NOTHING wrong with me!? Oh and on top of everything else our bank account is about $500.00 below where I need it to be right now. I have no idea how I am going to handle that situation this month. *sigh* Ok, I will suck it up now... thanks for the opportunity to vent. Can someone just tell me that it doesn't stay like this for long? There will be a good day sometime soon right?? Thanks for listening....or reading!