One of my favorites! They really smooth out after a couple of shaves and then seem to last and last!
I'd call my union steward and complain. Maybe you can get a day off to recover?
+1Crystal blades were one of my favorites since from the early 2000s. But for the last few years, whenever I try them, I don't like them. They don't tug but don't glide either. I remember them being much nicer, noticeably sharper and smoother.
Also in our local shaving forum, A LOT of people are complaning about crystals for not being comfortable or good shavers. I don't know what happened but it seems to me overall personna blades got worse. I used to recommend them to every beginner, now I don't buy them anymore.