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Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

We have periodic safety refresher courses at my workplace, which range from ‘you don’t have to go to this, but we have to offer it’ to ‘show up or we’re going to track you down at your desk and watch you view the recorded presentation.’ Last year? Two years ago? Anyway, the last one I […]

caturday notes

Saturday, October 28th, 2017

1. 5K day! My phone says it is currently 36F degrees, with 100% humidity. It is not actually predicted to rain today. To be fair, I have not confirmed these weather conditions by actually looking outside. My curtains are currently firmly in place, because A) sunrise isn’t for another half hour or so, and this […]

workaday Wednesday

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

As of this week, it’s official — same company, new job title! They let me keep the same phone number, but it hasn’t meant much so far because I don’t currently have a phone. (The desk is so much cleaner without one! I like it!) It’s temporary, of course. I guess they want people to […]

time to think about something else

Sunday, October 22nd, 2017

My work schedule is changing again, shifting back an hour earlier. Which is fine, that’ll work out, but it has led me to think far too much about the exact details. Should I get up earlier? How much earlier? What about driving? Should I change my route? How will traffic be different? What other ways […]

workaday Wednesday

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

It’s training week! And meeting day! And Wednesday! (Yeah, basically I’m just writing anything that might make me excited about going to work today.) I’m not *not* excited, but it’s chilly and there’s frost on the car and the blankets look so warm and inviting… But I have a plan! The plan is this: 1. […]

the mystery box

Saturday, October 14th, 2017

One day this week, I drove to work, parked, and noticed that a Mystery Box had appeared in our parking lot. Just a random box, full of books, sitting in one of the spaces. (Watching Doctor Who as a child taught me a LOT about mysterious objects, so I gave the Mystery Box a wide […]

workaday Thursday

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

We do a lot of icebreaker questions at my workplace. Not entirely sure why; some people really like them, and keep the tradition going, I guess. (Even though I secretly suspect it is a waste of time, it is a waste of *paid* time, and if the company wants to pay me to talk about […]

oh, work

Monday, October 9th, 2017

Last week, someone at work said, “I don’t think we’re going to have a fall this year; it’s just going to go right from summer to winter.” I found this statement baffling, but kept my mouth shut because I’m already the “difficult one” at work, and I wasn’t willing to make that worse by arguing […]

workaday Wednesday

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

So, my workplace is actually spread out over four (relatively close) separate buildings. And things change a lot, as things do, so people move around with some frequency between these buildings. Not just ‘visiting for a meeting’ but ‘my desk is now at a different mailing address’ moving. Which makes the fact that the team […]

workaday Wednesday

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

Last week someone told me that I sometimes “seem frustrated” at work. (They described this as “a bummer.”) They went on to explain that they had never worked in any customer service job. I mean, kudos to my past self for keeping it together. Even looking back on it I mostly just feel baffled. Yes, […]