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workaday Thursday

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Last night I dreamed about tidying, and also my plants. I mean, my dream!plants were pretty neat, but it turns out dream!me also is bad at watering properly. That’s got nothing to do with work, but it *is* Thursday, and I *am* going to work, and I didn’t feel like I had much else to […]

workaday Thursday

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

Worked an earlier shift today, which was weird, but not unpleasant. The cat is confused. I am also confused, so I am at a loss to assist. What am I doing? What time is it? It is 7 pm. I am doing the 9 am things. It feels like the start of a shift work […]

workaday Wednesday

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

Given these two factors: 1. My workplace may or may not be moving an additional 30 minutes further away. 2. My job may or may not be slowly driving me around the bend. I am currently looking at other options. Sadly, rich eccentric is still off the table. However: 1. Job hunting is basically awful. […]

workaday Wednesday

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

This weeks brings the end of the fiscal month to my workplace, a time when important people “drop by” our neck of the woods to remind us how important it is for us to work harder/faster/longer in order to ensure that other people (not us) get their commission checks. What really gets me is how […]

workaday Wednesday

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

There is a book that lives in our work area, called “The Five Dysfunctions of a Team.” (author Patrick Lencioni) I have not read the book. As far as I know, no one has read the book, or even knows where the book came from. But it has been kicking around our area for a […]

5K Day!

Saturday, May 13th, 2017

[Backstory: a business close to the place where I work hosts an annual 5K Run/Walk event; my workplace offers free registration as an incentive to go.] Alternate names for today’s event, based on this week’s conversations at work: 1. Free Yogurt Day 2. The Please Don’t Rain 5K 3. Tell Me Again Where We’re Parking […]

workaday Wednesday

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

At the end of this week I’ll be trying again to interview my way into a new role at work. We’ll see what happens! (PS: I am always slightly suspicious when people say they love their jobs. I love my cat. I love my family. I love that feeling of waking up all cozy in […]

workaday Wednesday

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

Work Wednesday! As in, I will be at work today! Working! Yeah, not much excitement on the work front this week. The boss is interviewing for some new team members, which is one of those things that always makes me glad I’m not the boss. Also I slept in a little this morning, so I’m […]

gotta love the rat poison question

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

We get a lot of weird questions at my job, and yesterday saw a repeat of one of my favorites: “I read online that an ingredient in YOUR products is also in RAT POISON!!! What do you have to say about that?!?!?!” (This question always seems to be accompanied by the gotcha punctuation.) And I […]

work goals

Monday, April 24th, 2017

Some goals for work this week: 1. stay out of trouble 2. don’t say anything too ill-considered to my boss 3. or my coworkers 4. really just keep quiet in general 5. talking has historically made every problem I’ve experienced in a workplace much worse 6. but not too quiet 7. because then you’re “not […]