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workaday Wednesday

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

My work neighbor’s last day was yesterday, and we did the traditional office neighbor gift exchange — I gave him my last box of Thin Mints; he gave me his rubik’s cube. Which means that now I have to figure out how to solve a rubik’s cube, which I’ve never in all my years managed. […]

isn’t technology great?

Saturday, July 14th, 2018

Work does these meetings, where the execs stand up and say all the things company executives generally say. The fun part of the whole thing is that we often do these meetings “virtually” — aka the execs are in a room with each other, and everyone else calls in or joins on their computer. You […]

not-so-workaday Wednesday

Wednesday, July 11th, 2018

Taking the day off because I thought I had a dentist appointment today, and by the time I realized it’s not till later this month, I’d already gotten the time off approved. (And getting it unapproved would have been a hassle, and it’s not like I mind having an extra day.) BONUS DAY PLANS 1. […]

SAFETY DAY has been achieved

Saturday, June 30th, 2018

And so the answers to all most some of my questions have been revealed! 1. A million kudos to the people who walked around both before and after the event saying things like, ‘Are you working? No working today!’ Even my boss could not deny this evidence. The intention was that the company was closed, […]

here we go

Friday, June 29th, 2018

My workplace is having a big event today — details have been a little sparse, though. What I know with absolute certainty: *The event is called SAFETY DAY (all caps apparently required). *Lunch will be served. Not quite so clear: *Is the company open, other than SAFETY DAY festivities? (signs point to yes, at least […]

workaday Wednesday

Wednesday, June 27th, 2018

You know what I love*? When I send an email to someone asking a question, mentioning that I was told to ask them specifically… And they email me back three days later with, ‘Are you all set on this now?’ No, of course not. Why would I be all set? Like maybe I just decided […]

workaday Tuesday

Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

All the days are jumbled! It’s planarchy! I am in the unusual position at work of having nearly every day include a re-enactment of this exchange from ‘The Emperor’s New Groove’: Yzma: Kuzco is dead, right? Tell me Kuzco’s dead. I need to hear these words. Kronk: Uh, do you need to hear all those […]

workaday Thursday

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

Yesterday at work someone described me as “the opposite of high-strung.” Shocking, I know. I wish I could say that it is Exhibit A in my new and improved lower-stress outlook on work. However, that would perhaps be untrue. More likely it is because: 1. Both of us work closely with another employee who takes […]

workaday Wednesday

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

Here’s a first: I had a conversation with a coworker this week about curtains. Curtains in their office, to be specific. Me: “I like your new curtains!” [This is true. They add color and pizzazz, both of which I am in favor of.] Coworker: “Thanks!” [Then there was a longer explanation of how the curtains […]

secret victory

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

TFW you FINALLY get the last jumble on your daily trivia calendar at work, and you can’t even tell anyone because you’ve probably spent at least an hour staring at it and it turns out that doesn’t actually count as “working.” (I was pretty much vibrating at my desk, overflowing with victorious excitement.) PS: The […]