Thursday, September 19, 2013

My cube...no, really...


So, this is my desk at work. Doesn't it look cozy?

It has all the comforts of home: my astronaut, my kitty and NWF calendars, my UK stuff (Big Blue Madness is coming up and it'll be time to change out my poster-yay!), my diet Pepsi and of course my daughter and kitty pics. 

There's a weird thing about working in cubicle-land. We spend half of our awake time here, with our only reprieve the weekend. We spend more time with work people than we do with most of our friends and loved ones. 

If I need to remember something, I put it on my work calendar. If someone needs to email me something vitally important, I give my work email. I'm pretty on top of things at work. It's just the rest of the time that I'm such a disaster. 

I really love my job, my company and my co-workers, and it's really a dilemma. In the past couple years I've seen four of my friends get fired. FIRED! And these were all people with 20-25 years of seniority in the company. 

Granted, the firings were just. But now I'm so paranoid about everything I do, AND I look around at my friends and wonder, who's next?

(For the curious: 

Friends 1 and 2: Friend 1 borrowed a controlled substance. Friend 2 gave it back to her when she got her Rx refilled. ILLEGAL!, and this all happened on company property.

Friend 3: Missed work approximately 485 times in a 6-month period and got 484 warnings. That last time did her in. 

Friend 4: Her second job was as a realtor. Spent lots of time at work looking up listings, doing realtor stuff, etc., on company time. Big no-no.)

So yeah, I'm trying to be very good. 

I probably shouldn't be writing this at work. 

Oh my gosh, there's a bad person living inside me. 

I'M ON BREAK! I'M ON BREAK!

I have to go now...

14 comments:

  1. Glad you were on break. You don't want to get fired for blogging.

    People take chances.

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    1. Yeah, I take all my breaks and lunches at my desk, I HATE going into the breakroom. There's people in there. LOL... I prefer to hide away in my corner...I hate to even get up to go to the printer.

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  2. How did friend 1 and 2 get caught? Someone must have turned them in, right? Sorry, just being nosy, I guess.

    You look very tidy.

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    1. Oh yeah, the same girl turned in Friend 1, 2 and 4...that girl doesn't work in our office anymore. She said she didn't like the 'energy', lol, and it's true, wherever she went people just went silent and glared at her. :)

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  3. LOL I hide away at my desk too, no breakroom, feels likes the principals office in there, never liked that place. Of course i blog when I work too haha

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    1. Yes! Exactly...walking into the breakroom feels like high school all over again, LOL.

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  4. When I went into break rooms I'd hear the same stories over and over, like people were on a tape loop. As we got older, it got worse, like,"Did I ever tell you about...?" I was polite and didn't remind them the tale sailed ten minutes earlier. That's when I went outdoors and stayed outdoors for 30 years. My office became a field house. My desk became a tractor. You too have a healthy work attitude. My compliments and commiseration. You know how to keep that brain alive!

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    1. Thanks Geo.! I hope I do...I'm always trying to think of ways to do my job better, I really love it.

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  5. :)

    Be true to your cubicle, girl.

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  6. A fellow Big Blue fan. I knew I liked you :)
    And yes I watch myself at work too, as we've had layoffs this summer (which I luckily avoided). Keep my head down and work hard - that's my philosophy :)

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    1. Keith,
      Mine too...I just work and don't worry about anyone else.
      GO CATS!!!

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