Then, after FOUR HOURS of training (or was it six?), I have a staff meeting.
And on top of all that, a second online training. Shorter (about an hour), but still needs to be done.
What was I thinking?
If I go to bed without finding out, I will be screwed if there is any. (Not that I wouldn't be screwed if I found out there was some anyway.)
If I use the desktop which is faster, there's a huge risk of my parents chastising me. (Okay, so that's something which would be justified, but I don't need them telling me.)
I need to find out, so bedtime is being consistently delayed by a slow internet.
The BAD news is, it aint gonna be restful sleep. Because the news was not good. So I got on the website all nice and fine and all...but I couldn't find the class. At all. You'd think a CPR/AED class would be easy to find. It's not. So I haven't the slightest clue if I'm supposed to have done anything.
What's worse...my boss told me I was signed up for the class, but that should have shown on the website that I was. It did not. So, I might end up going to class tomorrow, and finding that in spite of what my boss said, I'm not actually enrolled in the first place!
I mean, I SUPPOSE that makes a nice excuse if there WAS something that I was supposed to do before-hand but didn't. Just tell them the honest truth: "Hey, my boss signed me up at the last minute for your class, so the class didn't show up online. If there was anything I was supposed to do and/or study before class, I was unable to as a consequence."
Does it sound good? Not really, no. Is it the truth? Absolutely. Will it help? That's the hope. Because if not, then I'm riiiiiiiiiiight back to where I was, which is, to say: in a position which is terrible.
...I mean. As-is. No matter what. It doesn't look good. This kind of screw-up is getting worse and worse by the minute.
I'm normally so diligent about avoiding this sort of thing SPECIFICALLY FOR THIS REASON. Because I KNOW this sort of thing is horrendously bad, I try to at all costs avoid being placed in these situations.
Keeping up to date. Being meticulous about the details. Planning ahead. (I'm not an idiot who procrastinates, this literally blindsided me at THE WORST POSSIBLE TIME.) Studying well in advance. Trying to make sure I know the material, and have done the required work well in advance, simply so I can make sure there's as little pressure as humanly possible. (Of course, stress-free is literally impossible given the whole IDEA of this training is effectively stressing us out now so we won't be stressed in an emergency, but preplanning and forethought go a LONG way to reducing stress as my antics now to the contrary may help demonstrate. 'Cause I am NOT calm right now; I'm panicking.)