Absence makes the heart grow fonder. I hope.

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Things have been pretty crazy at work these few months, so I haven't really had time to blog, bake or cook as much as I want to. I hardly have weekends off too, and as much as I miss the family time together, I'm glad that the husband has been nothing short of supportive. He's enjoying spending days out with the kiddo, just the two of them, and at these times, I'm so glad that since the boy was born, he has always embraced fatherhood with fervour.

#daddysdayout
Caden too, has shown maturity beyond his years, never fretting when I tell him that I have to work over the weekend for the umpteenth time. "It's ok, Mehmee!" (ouch, my heart...)

He tries to be brave, but his fierce hugs and crestfallen face as he waves goodbye to me when they drop me off at work - makes me sad.

When I get sent pictures like these while I am at work - it makes the day so much brighter.
I hope that this tough period will end soon. There are many things I can blame for the current situation at work, such as the nation-wide labour crunch in the F & B industry, the lackadaisical attitude of the strawberry generation, or even the recent changes in government rulings which make it rather challenging for us to hire foreign staff (since many Singaporeans shun an industry whereby the job is considered 'dead-end', and nobody likes to have to work on weekends and public holidays). 

But no. I don't blame anyone or anything.

I love my job, and the people whom I work with makes me look forward to the daily grind. There are many, many people - strangers and repeat guests - who make me feel appreciated.



As we are all aware, there will always be problems faced at work. Different industries and vocations have its individual set of challenges to conquer. No matter how tough the work is and no matter how tired I am at the end of the day, I am fortunate to be able to say that I have never felt that I had to drag myself to work. 

So I hope that this tough period for my colleagues and I will soon pass. Please excuse my absence in the meantime, and I'll be back soon. I promise.

Cheers!
Regina 

N.B. I work at a great Italian restaurant. If you're a fan of wood-fired pizza and home-made pasta, drop me an email, and I'll share more with you :) 

10 comments :

  1. Hang in there! I've just recently moved to a new company and is facing challenging time too. Though I still get to go home on time and spend time with my girl, but I lack the energy and time to visit my no. 2 at my parent's. True that absence makes heart go founder, our kids will understand our challenges when they grow up.

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    1. I hope so too, Claudia!

      It's either that or I'll be in an old fogey's home :p

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  2. I miss you and your writing, Reg! Meanwhile do hang in there and all the best in your work, ok? I can imagine how tough a period this must be and how much you can't bear to leave C, especially on weekends. Hope this passes over for you soon and I will be patiently awaiting for your return!

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    1. Hey ya Summer!!

      I really wish it would pass sooner than later. I dare say things will start getting better last week of Feb!

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  3. I love that you've never had to drag yourself to work. I've been thinking about returning to work (for financial reasons) and I'd want to find a job I love too, but having been away from a workdesk this long, I'm not sure what that job is.

    Glad to see an update, and hope that things get a little easier soon.

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    1. Hi Eve!!

      I really doubt I'd be able to stay home. I'll get bored, cranky, and then take it out on the boys. As for you - do what you do best, my wordsmith-y friend! ;)

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  4. Following you lots on Instagram! :) Still looking very gorgeous! Hang in there... bumpy ride should be over soon!

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    1. WAH!! Gorgeous, you say? Hehehe... I need more friends like you leh!

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  5. Hangin there Regina...I feel you totally!! *hugs*

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