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It’s a Monday

February 13, 2012 Leave a comment

monday
monday (Photo credit: Robert Couse-Baker)

I was doing so well until I got to 3:00pm today.  What is it about Monday’s that make work so dang hard?  Seriously, I had a relatively quiet weekend, up till about 10:30 last night – yet – my motivation and will to push through the day died a swift death at the toll of 3:00pm.

I have risen away from the bat cave (aka office desk), wondered down the hall, achieved my caffeine goal and finished navigating the remainder of the floorplan.  And now?  I’ve got to strategize on how to get through the rest of the day.  With any luck that will take me time to do, lets say to ohhh – 5:30?

Sweet.

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Rant: Conference Call Leader


Landline text messaging

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If you are going to lead a conference call or expect to speak for a significant amount of time, do the rest of us a favor by calling in on a landline phone.  Your cellphone’s reception can be less than stellar. 

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Rant: Speak When Spoken To


Youve reached the office of Mr. Copy Machine

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Dear co-worker in the copy room collating copies:

Perhaps I have intruded upon your happy finger paper cut job of collating what looks to be mindless business propaganda, but I said hello and asked how you were doing.  Usually it is nice to receive some sort of eye contact and audible reply other than a low pathetic murmur and overall lack of response.  It could be that you are still entirely overwhelmed as you were last week when you BARGED into MY office and lamented on the anxiety attack you were having, but I guess I was the moron that listened to your problems and tried to offer comfort and advice as you sought.

Don’t be a butthead to those that live in the office with you because you’re having a crappy day.  Other people have problems too but manage to suck it up and do what needs to be done.

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Non-Sweet Office

September 23, 2010 Leave a comment

sugar packet

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This morning a co-worker came in to my office and said “I think this is so sweet, we should send a message like this everyday!”  She hands me a sugar packet and on the back it says “Being sweet is contagious.  Spread it around.”  She thinks a daily message of this caliber sent to the entire office is just THE THING to do.

Now, I ask you – (besides this genius) what employee wants a message from their office manager EVERY DAY telling them they should be “sweet”?  I would have to stock vomit bags in the supply room.

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Rant: Flakey Co-Worker

September 17, 2010 Leave a comment

Business Lunch

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Co-worker sends email to all: “lunch ideas???”.  I reply with a suggestion and question mark.  Co-worker replies to all: “I’m not feeling that today.  But you all can go”.

#1.  Why bother asking for ideas when you already know where you DON’T want to go?

and

#2.  Thank you for allowing the rest of us to go somewhere without you.

[[[[[[SIGH]]]]]]

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39 Ways to Annoy Your Coworkers – On Careers (usnews.com)

September 13, 2010 Leave a comment

39 Ways to Annoy Your Coworkers – On Careers (usnews.com)

I think I can assign people in my office to each once of these offenses ….  and sadly, I am #10…..  #!*$&@!!

Rant: Committee Slackers

September 13, 2010 Leave a comment

The Meeting (The Office)

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For you “professionals” eager to join a committee at work just to have extra verbiage for your goals…  Yes – you actually need to SHOW-UP to meetings and Yes – you actually have to PARTICIPATE.  Participation = VOLUNTEERING to do stuff and actually doing it, not delegating it to your admin!  You’re not as smart as you think you are and you aren’t making any friends with this behavior.  People notice and remember and attribute it to your work ethics.  Perhaps you like to be known as a slacker?  Perhaps maybe not when that reaches leadership because believe me, it does.

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