Sunday, May 30, 2010

Memorial Day

Tomorrow is a day to remember and reflect upon the passing of my only 3 day weekend.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Sorting With Style!

Ok, so I hate, and I mean I HATE, Home Depot, Lowe's, and any other kind of home improvement or hardware store.  It is total agony for me to go into one of those places with my husband.  I think it's because I have no interest in a single item that they sell and so there is nothing that I could wander off to look at while my husband examines bins full of screws.  I've hated them ever since I was a little kid and my dad would drag me around looking thru bins full of nails.  Oddly enough however, I LOVE office supply stores.  I walk into a Staples or an Office Max and I'm in heaven!  It's weird though because don't I hate offices?  Beats me.  All I know is that I could look at different kinds of paperclips, binders, desk organizers (wire mesh anybody?), and bulletin boards all day.

So you can imagine my excitement when I came across Sorting With Style which is just chock full of girlishly decorated sticky notes and filing supplies.  Tomorrow I'm going to suggest that our entire office file folder system be converted to Giraffe.   Hey, if we have to be there, we may as well make the place cute.

Um

I'm pretty sure somebody is peeing outside in the parking lot.

Monday, May 24, 2010

It's About Time

My idea to expand Secretary4Life into a resource for dissatisfied secretaries just happens to coincide with me finally taking a step to get the hell out of this myself.  This week I start my Intro to IT class as part of a PC Specialist certificate program at my friendly local community college.  There are two things that I want out of a new career:

1) to use my brain
2) to not have to do people's trivial crap

Using my brain will definitely be achieved in this career path.  And while I know there are probably many IT guys who have been sent out to pick up their boss's lunch, it is certainly not a part of their job description.  They have a choice.  I want that choice, and I don't want to be embarrassed anymore when people ask me what I do, and in the spirit of Jimmy Fallon, I want to tell people to "Moooove!"

Before I started this program I took an Intro to Networking class from ed2go.com.  They offer online classes for a reasonable price.  I've also taken some writing classes from them that I liked.  Check it out, it's a good first step:

ed2g0 - Online learning anytime, anywhere...just a click away!

Half Day

Taking a half day where one goes into the office at noon has to be the worst idea on earth.  Half my half day was spent showering and trying to do my hair in between keeping the baby from screaming.  Now I'm sitting here watching the clock until it's time to go.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Efficiency

I realized yesterday that the main reason I'm so efficient at my job is because I really, really, like to go home on time. And that's it.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Alert! Alert!

The Google homepage logo is a playable version of Pac-Man! Cease all productivity until Monday!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

10 Jobs Cooler Than Yours

To kick off the new and improved Secretary4Life, let's start with an article about jobs that are way cooler than ours:

10 Jobs Cooler Than Yours

Ok, while some of those are pretty good, I'm not quite sure Doll Doctor is actually cooler than my job as a Secretary.  I'm pretty sure I'd have nightmares every single night if I had to look at all those vacant marble eyes and limp doll bodies all day.  Not cool.  It's also pretty definite that I'll never be a Voice Actor as I can barely speak like a normal person in my day to day interactions with people.

Hey, I never said this blog would be optimistic.

Why yes, thank you

I would love to negate my enjoyable lunch break by spending the rest of the day working on the one thing that I hate most on earth and then also come in on my day off tomorrow.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Itch

On Sunday nights be sure to slather on a sunless tanner that you are allergic to. It works wonders toward keeping your mind off of work on Monday.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Appreciation

You know when you wake up too early in the morning and you realize that you can go back to sleep for another hour or so?  It's the best feeling.  You don't want to be awake, but because you woke up you really get to appreciate the fact that you can go back to sleep.  The same thing goes for days off from work.  Normally when I'm not in the office I don't give the place a second thought.  But to really appreciate the fact that you're not there, one should take a few minutes to imagine the misery that everybody else is in.  At 1:00 think about the fact that their lunch is over.  At 2:30 think about the fact that they're all looking at their clocks thinking "it's only 2:30???"  At 4:30 think about all the last minute shit their bosses are giving them.  Really let it sink in.  Then smile, roll over, and go back to sleep.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Lunch Today

Ate leftover pizza at my desk and sat in my car for 20 minutes.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Lunch

I would eat lunch outside but there is only one picnic table and about 25 employees. I don't like those odds.