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workaday Wednesday

Wednesday, December 5th, 2018

Yesterday I learned that my boss has a 40 minute commute (or rather, I learned that my boss *says* they have a 40 minute commute, but in the absence of other information, I’ll go with it). This was only surprising because — based on previous comments — I thought their commute was MUCH longer, like […]

workaday Monday

Monday, November 26th, 2018

Back to work! I have very little recollection of what I was working on last week, but hey, that’s what notes are for. (I’m counting on you, past self!) Lots of people try to take the day off before or after a long weekend, which I totally get! But I think the day before a […]

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Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

One of the challenges of working in an office-type environment is making sure you look “busy enough” to appease anyone who might be watching. This is a fool’s game, but workplaces are weird. Anyway, it means I read fic at work by downloading pdfs from AO3 and emailing them to myself. [This does not in […]

hi, I’m boring

Saturday, November 3rd, 2018

Occasionally, my workplace has social-type events. Holiday parties, after-hours get-togethers, bowling nights, etc. Which means occasionally I have to find ways to get out of said events. And since the answer to ‘are you going to this event?’ is really never supposed to be ‘no, I don’t want to,’ regardless of how “voluntary” they are, […]

it’s bats all the way down

Friday, November 2nd, 2018

My workplace decorated the break room for Halloween, which mostly consisted of hanging paper bats on the wall. (It was cute! And we got donuts! A win-win.) But the wall in question was already holding the company’s yearly manifesto, or whatever it’s being called this year. (Apparently “plan” is just not dynamic enough, so there’s […]

Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 31st, 2018

It’s Halloween! My workplace does office Halloween, so we are (somewhat) encouraged to wear costumes. (Some bosses are more encouraging than others. Mine has chosen to take the whole week off, and has never uttered the word ‘Halloween’ in my presence, so I decided their opinion didn’t matter.) Anyway, I wanted to participate, but in […]

“is that what you’re doing out there?”

Saturday, October 27th, 2018

I had a roller coaster of a conversation with (of all people!) my name nemesis at work this week. The topic of the weather came up, as it so often does in the workplace, and I mentioned it had been nice-ish out when I was out for a walk. Seems safe enough, right? And he […]

names are hard

Thursday, October 25th, 2018

I try to get names right, but there are some that I get tripped up by no matter what I do. My current name nemesis is: CRAIG. I cannot seem to say the name Craig without second-guessing myself. Is it ‘Craig’ like it rhymes with Greg? That seems wrong. Is it ‘Craig’ so you can […]

fake it till you make it

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018

A while back, my boss asked if I could stay late. It was already 4:30 in the afternoon by the time they asked, so I felt relatively justified in saying that I couldn’t. I had to leave right at 5, I explained. I had another commitment that couldn’t be shifted without more notice. Also, it […]

fic rec Friday

Friday, October 19th, 2018

No particular fic to rec today, just fic in general. It’s so great! I recommend it! (Yeah, it’s been a long week. Not bad, just long.) This is one of those days when it would be super helpful to just have the day off from work, so I could do a bunch of errands, and […]