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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 […]

cat update <3

Sunday, October 15th, 2017

We’ve moved on to an OTC spot-on flea treatment. (I felt like any progress I was making through alternative methods was largely illusory, and it had reached the point where I thought his quality of life was being impacted. Increasing the use of natural treatments had its own risks with less expectation of success.) After […]

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 […]

time to admit it

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

My cat has fleas. Ugh. I don’t even want to type it, but it’s true. Not guessing — I pulled four off him this morning. I have serious concerns about where he picked them up — he’s an indoor cat in a second floor apartment, seriously, I did not think fleas were going to be […]

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, […]

workaday Thursday

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Back to work! That sure will be something. I’ve already done a quick check of my work emails — always a toss-up whether that’s a good idea or not. On the negative side, it tends to ramp up my stress about work things at a time when there’s nothing I can do about it. On […]