No more low stress, trafficless, zero emissions, gas station free commutes to work for me for a while.
In what may be the biggest load of crap or the biggest backhanded compliment I have ever been given, my boss has changed my schedule to cover for a coworker who is out on extended leave. He says that he's put ME in the shift (as opposed to someone else) because it's an important shift, and he needs someone he can count on working it. If that is true, then it says a lot because I've only been in the department for less than a year... WAY down low on the seniority totem pole. If it's not true and he's just blowing smoke in order to make me feel better about working this crappy shift... well, let's just hope it's true.
At any rate, this new shift means no more MARTA for me for a while. One of the main reasons I bought this new condo was because of it's proximity to mass transit, now it'll be summer at the earliest till I can ride the train again. There may be one or two days here and there when I'll be able to ride the rails, but they'll be few and far between.
On the plus side, I'll be less of an ass since I won't be able to gloat anymore when someone who has just fought an hour of traffic asks me how MY commute was.
February is shaping up to be an interesting month...