It’s been a trying week. We survived the first week of working under new management and helping them to transition before we can bail and get redistributed to other sites. It’s been a really stressful week as we’ve been short staffed due to illness, we’ve had new people coming in and not knowing what to do with them, and although it’s meant to be getting quieter, we’ve had more work to do than ever.
One of the things I didn’t realise is that the paintings in the department belong to my employers and for insurance issues, they’ve had to take them all back to main site. It was so sad watching them take all the artwork down. The walls of our corridors and waiting areas look so blank, dull, sterile, and depressing now. I never really noticed how much of a difference art makes to a workplace and now that it’s gone I really miss it.