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workaday Wednesday

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

Ooh, I sure was getting riled up yesterday! Our technology at work isn’t perfect, which is often frustrating but also understandable, if you start with the basic foundation that things generally aren’t. So I figure the problem-solving steps work for tech as well as anything else. Once you’ve tried ignoring it to see if it […]

weekend plans

Sunday, September 3rd, 2017

Any time there’s a holiday weekend, the workplace is all aflutter with talk of weekend plans. Which is great! But there are times when I need an escape answer. Because sometimes it’s like this: 1. I have plans that I would prefer not to invite commentary on. –OR– 2. I have plans that consist mainly […]

fingers crossed

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

There are many strange office phenomenons, but perhaps one of the strangest is the office baby shower. (At least where I work. It’s always possible that we are an outlier and that other people have figured out how to throw an office baby shower in a non-awkward way.) Anyway, the last time one of these […]

back to work Thursday

Thursday, August 24th, 2017

Time to go back to work for two days! [PS: You know what’s the most annoying thing about a touchpad that’s 7 years old? The on-again off-again ability to click and drag. I mean, that’s probably why I’m so patient with my work computer being slow, so — bright side!] I cleared out some of […]

workaday Wednesday

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

coworker: “I can’t get into [program]! It says I’m not connected to the internet!” me: “…This may sound like an obvious question, but — is your computer connected to the internet?” coworker: “I think so?” me: “Can you see other internet things, like your email?” coworker: “Let me check. Yes! Oh, [program] is working now!” […]

commuter rules

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

The shift change at work has made me remember how different driving is when you’re doing it at a more standard commuting time of day. Commuter rules seem to boil down to “Go!” with the corollaries “go faster!” and “now stop suddenly!” Which is exciting, I guess. Something like exciting. On the other hand, it’s […]

workaday Wednesday

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

It’ll be hot today, but out my window I can see a tree already starting to change colors for autumn. The season is signaling transition. (Also, my boss is on vacation all week. It’s been a rocky start for the stand-in boss, but we’ll see how things progress.) ((Also, we got the first pictures from […]

workaday Wednesday

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

The first time I was in a meeting with the (at the time) sales director for my current employer, he told a story. His mother, he said, had once gone into a GNC store ten minutes before closing, and asked for something to help with her arthritis pain. She went home with some topical cream, […]

so much Monday

Monday, July 31st, 2017

Switching shifts at work, starting today. It feels like the least of the changes I’d *like* to make at work, but I’ll keep my fingers crossed that it’s a step in the right direction. [art credit Claire Mohjer]

more work posting

Friday, July 14th, 2017

Going in early today to shadow another department. What I hope this is: A pre-interview introduction that leads to a new job before the end of the year. What I have a sneaking suspicion this is: A way to have me take on more work in my current job under the guise of “helping out” […]