Bang, Boom, Crash

One of the best parts of my job has always been that I have the ability to make my own schedule. This isn’t a 9-5 sort of job, so we don’t have to stick to a 9-5 sort of schedule. That means if I want to go in from 9-5 on Monday, and Tuesday, but I don’t want to come in until about 11 or 12 on Wednesday, that I can do that. It’s one of those nice little trade offs that we get because we have to live here. At least it was, anyway.

Nothing about departmental policy or anything having to do with my job has changed. Nope, that’s all the same. What’s not the same, however, is that housing decided to have workers start on the renovation of the dining areas below the Towers just as spring break started.

What does this mean? It means that every morning, around 6:45 or 7:00, I get awoken with a start by the sounds of sledgehammers hitting walls or drills burrowing into concrete. Sounds like fun, huh? Not really.

Last week it got really bad and I spoke with people in my department, as it’s one thing that my schedule’s disrupted, but what’s worse is that this work can be heard sometimes up to the 13th floor of the building, which means this is disrupting an awful lot of students’ sleep schedules. On Thursday, our department was finally able to work with housing to get the construction workers to not do noisy work until 9:00 AM. They sent me an e-mail, I was excited…

…until I was woken up with loud banging at 6:45 on Friday morning. I wrote an e-mail, and there was then much promising that the situation would be fixed. Great. Saturday morning…. 7:00 AM…. loud drilling! Great! This morning, 6:50 AM.. BANG BANG BANG!

Looks like I’ll be switching to something like a 11 – 7 sleep schedule. Not a big deal for me, I guess. Now we’ll see how the students like it…

2 Responses to “Bang, Boom, Crash”

  1. brian j. parker Says:

    Maybe some will have their parents call, but lucky Pitt, it’s a landlord’s market. They could probably get away with doing fire alarm tests in the middle of the night.

  2. The AntiDJ Says:

    Yeah, it’s pretty crazy what happens around here with out complaint from the students.

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