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Friday, February 8, 2008

I Wasn't Made To Work


So, on January 1st I began the Monday through Friday 7:30-4:30 routine of being a working girl. I was working about the same number of hours before but I was waitressing half the time and working my office job the other half. Now that I'm full time in the office, my days can sometimes feel like I'm straight out of Office Space.....can anyone relate?
"Yeah, I just stare at my desk, but it looks like I'm working. I do that for probably another hour after lunch too, I'd say in a given week I probably only do about fifteen minutes of real, actual, work"
I'm great as long as I have enough to do, but as soon as my inbox is empty, time slows and my days drag. I meaninglessly surf the web trying to find something that will entertain me for long enough to pass an hour or so and then it's on to the next thing. Am I the only one in this boat?

Oh, and Lumbergh seriously reminds me of my boss. He walks from desk to desk with his coffee cup in hand(no joke) and distracts all of his employees from doing their work by telling us stories of the good ol' days, often repeating the same stories with a little more elaboration. Luckily there aren't any TPS reports.

8 comments:

The Lewis and Ruby Blog World said...

I feel you. Desk jobs can be SOOOOOO boring. What should we do?

Anonymous said...

why put a picture of jim for a post about you

Chris and Sarah said...

I'm serious - that is one of my favorite movies!

peteandjenn said...

What if - and believe me this is hypothetical - but what if you were offered some kind of a stock option equity sharing program. Would that do anything for you?

Nurse Tiff said...

roes-
good to see you at the lovely applebees...so i'm thinking maybe end of march paying a visit to your area...would you be up for it?

Jim and Brea said...

Yeah Tiff. Come over. We have a nice air mattress with your name on it:)

jenna said...

well.. here is my downtime list,

-update my blockbuster que
-blog
-check Nordstrom sales
-check expedia vacation specials
-check all my online bill accounts
-check the latest hollywood rumors on perezhilton.com
-shop for my perfect mom car
-meal plan, research recipes on foodnetwork.com
-the bubble game on addictinggames.com
-check ikea, crate and barrel and pottery barn for the latest decor ideas
-check craigs list for funny personal listings and great deals on stuff i dont need
-check MTV.com for the latest videos
-check youtube for funny things
-look at puppies on puppyfinder
-read the paper gazettetimes.com
-instant msg Angie and Ruby

Jim and Brea said...

So helpful Jenna. I actually do a lot of those things already but I got some grand ideas from you. Thanks.