It seems like everyone is having trouble reconciling themselves to the fact that today is another work day.
I just tried to make tea, and while I was attempting clumsy pre-caffeine conversation I forgot if I had turned on the kettle or not. How to check? Touching the water. I had turned the kettle on. Turns out it does a good job boiling water too.
Someone just came to ask Amy a very simple question. Response? Blank stare. Looks like she too has no idea where she is and what she is doing here.
This is the kind of stuff that happens when you work a job that forces half your brain to wither and die of boredom.
Did you hear that some guy in Newfoundland won a huge chunk of the lottery? My lottery? I thought that I was going to win the lottery, I had made plans and everything. Step 1: Quit my job. Step 2: Travel. Step 3: I didn't get as far as Step 3...figured I could make do with Steps 1 and 2 and kind of take it from there.
Apparently while I was fantasizing about all the different ways that I could quit (I'm torn between just never coming back and coming in and making a scene that ends with me yelling something like "so long b*tches!"), I should have been on my way to Happy Valley Goose Bay, Newfoundland to buy my ticket.
Yes I am actually really bummed I didn't win! I really thought it was mine this time!
I probably should look into some medication for these delusions, thanks.
Could I ask you guys a question? I guess that is rhetorical since a) I'm going to ask you anyway and b) its not like we're having an actual conversation here.
If you were running a department that was going to close down within months and a bunch of your staff would be out of work, would you hire extra people at the end to help with the workload?
Seems to me you would want to keep your existing staff on as long as possible, and therefore not hire additional people. Then give those existing staff members the option to fill the positions available going forward, instead of hiring on newbies to fill them. Obviously I'm not management material since the powers-that-be did exactly the opposite of what I would do. Shame really. Ever since I was a child I have dreamt of being in middle-management.
Yeah, no, that's a lie. Obviously.
Hey this Tuesday might not turn out to be so bad- Amy is in and out of meetings all day. Or at least all morning. Weird how she is OK with being in meetings all day on site when Veronica isn't here to babysit, but when the same meetings are off site, she wants no part of them. Are they not basically the same thing?
Consequence of Amy's micormanaging? One of the newbies is pacing up and down the hall looking for Amy to tell her what to do. Amy is in a meeting, newbie's day is completely shot.
I was reading Jane Eyre on the bus this morning and one of the characters dies (the one in the beginning for those of you in the know. For those of you not in the know- why have you not read Jane Eyre? Its only one of the greatest books ever) and so I had to sit on the bus pretending not to cry while inside I was dying a little. Do you think it will ever become acceptable to cry on the bus? I don't mean running on the bus hysterical, missing a shoe, mascara all over your face- that's scary. But quietly sniffling in the corner because your book is sad? That's gotta become OK one of these days right?
If that newbie doesn't find someone else to tell her what to do, this day could turn ugly real fast!