Things changed when I went back to work on Monday.
Apparently there had been an "inaccuracy" in the work schedule. I actually have three days off: Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday.
A day to play. A day to run errands. A day to rest.
Very nice. :-)
Also, there is only one operator leaving for sure.
The others are staying (for now) and/or changing shifts.
So, crisis averted - which is always a good thing.
This, I can deal with far more easily...