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workaday Wednesday

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

Workplace interactions are so much easier in the morning. “Good morning” is such a perfect catch-all phrase. It can even be shortened to just “Morning.” It can be combined with a nod/smile/wave, or stand alone. And it can be used pretty much regardless of who you happen to run into. (See the CEO? “Morning.” See […]

workaday Wednesday

Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

Yesterday I was having a conversation with my boss about Goals, and of course one of The Goals is always to Cut Costs. And of course I put on my Serious Business face and nodded while slightly frowning (my go-to expression for Serious Business conversations). And I was nodding and slightly frowning, I had a […]

workaday Thursday

Thursday, April 5th, 2018

Skipping Wednesday but doing work posts on Tuesday and Thursday? Why not? Here is the latest update on my workplace’s attempt to regulate internet usage. Sites I can access using company internet: *facebook *youtube *tumblr *instagram Sites I cannot access using company internet: *AO3 I am genuinely unclear on what they are trying to do […]

workaday Tuesday

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

Weird work question of the day: why is there a nightlight in the meeting room??? In the building I work in, there is a small conference room near my desk. Yesterday I noticed a nightlight has been added. But WHY? Important factors to consider: 1. There is an overhead light in the room that is […]

caturday work story

Saturday, March 17th, 2018

I’m never sure whether to be pleased or exasperated when work requests can be solved by literally googling the question. Yesterday’s request: to make a new google calendar to keep track of dates for specific projects Yesterday’s google search: ‘make a new google calendar’ (I wouldn’t have even bothered googling it, because gcal really doesn’t […]

I have questions

Thursday, March 15th, 2018

Didn’t I just have a day off to take care of a bunch of stuff? How can I need another one already? Also, didn’t we just clear a whole bunch of snow? How can there be More Snow on the car today? Am I actually going to be in a work meeting today that’s just […]

workaday Wednesday

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

I finally started reading the book club book. Turns out it is actually over 300 pages long, and I guess we’re supposed to be finished before the first book club meeting in April. So yeah, I figured I should start. I’m now 30 pages in, and it’s fine so far. I’ve gotten used to learning […]

“Cool motive, still murder.” (Brooklyn 99)

Tuesday, March 6th, 2018

I am frequently frustrated (aka I get grumpy at work) by the way people oh-so-casually bridge the chasm between understandable and okay. It usually goes something like this: Me: ‘I’m upset by this person’s actions.’ Coworker: ‘Would you agree that the feeling that drove those actions is understandable?’ Me: ‘Of course the feeling is understandable, […]

workaday Wednesday

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

Since it is unseasonably warm at the moment, a post about going outside at work! 1. I work near an airport, which means every once in a while a very low-flying plane will go over while I’m out walking. This constantly gives me the urge to throw my hand up in the air, Free Willy […]

okay, one more work post

Saturday, February 17th, 2018

Happenings from yesterday, in no particular order: *Listened to a manager try to explain to a director what a return purchase order is. (“Yes, that’s what it’s called.”) ((PS: He was totally right.)) *Heard that the CEO gave blood at the blood drive and was asked if his socks met his sweater-vest. (Blood drive employee […]