Okay, so last post I tried to be funny by posting a little poem about my belly button. It helped liven things up a little last week, but today I’m back to being just a little upset and tired.
So last friday, a virus spread throughout the network at work. My place of employment deals with a lot of sensitive information, so we have practically an iron curtain protecting our systems. Many workers are given laptops for travel, and they can use these with their ISPs at home for personal use. For work use, they have to log on to all these systems like Citrix to get into our network. So, what IT thinks happened is that someone brought in a virus from bringing their laptop in and connecting.
They don’t know why the virus targeted the computers it affected, but mine was included. I had my computer confiscated and reimaged yesterday. All my files are physically gone from my machine, but are backed up in storage. My projects have been put on a stand still. I provided them with a list of which local folders I needed to do my everyday jobs, but they’re prioritizing everything and working hard to clear all the high priority folders that the 40-50 employees need to do their work.
This has added a significant amount of stress in my life. Although the IT guy assigned to work my computer was able to return the physical machine and software really quickly, he doesn’t work in our Security department, and can’t tell me when items will begin to be returned. I am working on the most basic computer set up, and not having my graphics available to make my articles and publications is very frustrating. I have to start from scratch. Mind you, it took me a year and a half to build up my portfolio at work, and it’s all gone.
I have been so frustrated, and God forgive me, but today someone pushed a little too hard on my already frazzled nerves, and I sent a very short and somewhat snarky reply to an e-mail from someone who I’m sure was trying to be nice and helpful, but their pointing out a perceived error wasn’t what I needed at that moment. I don’t know if they picked up on the smart reply, but when I got home and thought about it, I regret letting my emotions get the better of me. Like I said, I’m sure they thought they were being helpful, and in all honesty could have just not replied at all.
I am very, very sorry for replying the way I did, and think it’s not a good idea to reply again apologizing tomorrow. That might be weird. And I think my sister would advise me to just let it go….. right M?
Anyway, tomorrow is a new day, and although I might not get anything back tomorrow, I can at least get started on recreating my graphics or look for copies on the shared network drives. I learned my lesson to never save anything locally either, but rather on the shared network drive. The reason why I stopped saving in my personal network drive is because I ran out of space, and I guess I never thought of being able to use the shared drive for personal storage… Well, like I said, lesson learned.
Definitely praying for more patience before I go to bed tonight!