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I'm just not cut out for office life.
Nine to Five. Irritating Co-Workers. Commuting.
Share your office tales of woe with me, and make me feel better
-- Immy (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 09, 1999
What's a bulldog clip? Is it one of those black things with the things that you squeeze to opne the clip and then you fold the sticking out things around the stack of paper? And what do we call those in America anyway? I've always called them "black clip things" but that's not very descriptive. Put that digital camera to work Immy!
Hmmm...office politics, I usually avoid the deadly traps of office politics because I tend to keep to myself at work. I generally don't like people and people are even worse in an office environment.
Yes I'm well aware I fit the profile for going "postal" but I don't own any guns, honest!
-- John B. (email@example.com), November 09, 1999.
John..! Are you not paying attention, or what..???
Actually, it's not your fault. I tried to get a good picture but it was hard to hold onto Marvin, the cam, and click the mouse button when I had the right shot..
Anyhow - if you look closely at Marvin, you will see a bulldog clip attatched to his little thumb
And yes, it is one of those black thingys
-- Immy (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 10, 1999.
D'oh! I''m sorry, that was fault, I didn't look at the picture before I posted my message. Looking at it now, I see what a bulldog clip is.
Terribly sorry about, please don't kick me off notify list! -John
-- John B. (email@example.com), November 12, 1999.
I would never kick anyone off my notify list. I love you ALLLLLLL
(except that person who unsubbed the other day. I no longer love them - never did - hrrmmphh..)
-- Immy (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 15, 1999.
let's see... commuting. well, the worst part of that is finding a parking spot at the train station, then finding that there isn't one, and missing your train like i did today, making you late for work and having your supervisor tick you off (like he hasn't been late three million times himself. ha).
irritating co-workers. i'm the only female on my shift at work. horror, much? the other girl left for a better job. well, better in her terms, i don't think i'd be able to stand a strict workplace. but it's left me with a bunch of... guys. ugh. guys are great, don't get me wrong. but... look, i just take it personally when people imply that i'm stupid. okay? ergh.
back to commuting... oh yes. hello, met? i'd like that hour and a half of my life back. thanks. yes, and the hour from the way home, too. thankyou.
back to irritating co-workers... would you please not laugh at me when i tell you to fuck off? just because i have ovaries doesn't make me any less serious, damnit!
oh yes! and why do people think that i'll be interested in office gossip? i couldn't give a flying goat who's been out with whom and who's done whom, from which department and what cubicle, and whatnot. (grammatical errors abound!) i just don't want to know. and no. i'm not coming to your damn christmas party. i'd sooner stay home and insert knitting needles into my right eye. actually i think i'll make soup or go to borders or something. but no! no.
okay, i think i'm done now... coming up next, a whole new thread about how Immy rocks more than poodles and poodle support ever will!
-- sammy (email@example.com), November 19, 1999.
You looking for another job? You seem like you'd be just perfect for my team! Everyone's just too nice and agreeable in the team at the moment - we need someone like you to make life more interesting. ;-)
By the way, those who get involved in office gossip and politics only do so cos they don't have lives, and it's the only way they can feel as though they're involved in something, somewhere...
-- Mat (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 23, 1999.
You guys are all too highly strung! You should move to Bris-vegas. It takes me half an hour to get to work, office dress code is "casual", and it's cheaper to live, so if you really hate working full time...don't! Not to mention the excellent weather!
-- Ainsley (email@example.com), November 23, 1999.