I've sent email to my manager to let her know that I'm feeling a bit lost down here, particularly when 6:00 a.m. rolls around and the folks from first shift start trickling in. At that point, anything that's due later in the day is given to them so that there's some consistency in personnel working on the job, which makes sense. Trouble is, I end up feeling like I'm looking like some kind of slouch because I'm not working on anything when others are working on what little work is available.
On top of that, add the morale-busting messages from our grand-boss about dress code and Internet usage and things are not particularly fun at work of late.
At least, now that the weather is warming up, my gardens are starting to perk up, so that'll give me something to focus on outside of work. Between gardening and baseball, my non-work/non-sleeping hours are nearly used up!