January 22, 2004

Things I *Love* About My Job

In times of difficulty, it is always important to count one's blessings. So to prevent myself from going quietly mad, here is a list of things I wish I could be grateful for:

1. I love all the emails I get telling me the fridge will be emptied at 5 pm on Friday, the coffee pot was left on again, and that someone has absconded with a highlighter.
2. I love all the people who so generously avoid me completely when I need something, and are considerate enough to call me every 10 mintues when they need something.
3. I love that I have a boss to watch over me and make sure I have enough to do. Actually, come to think of it...I have 3 bosses so I'm super-duper lucky.
4. I love that I spend roughly an hour and a half in traffic every day. It really helps me cut back on my bad sleeping habit and gives me time instead to stew in my own thoughts. I really don't get enough of that otherwise.
5. I love that it is in the richer, more shallow sector of Orange County so that I can pretend to fit in.
6. I love the two delivery guys who always try to hit on me, especially when I'm on the phone with a client and obviously cannot flirt back with the endearing response: "Fuck Off".
7. I love how one of the sales reps always calls me and announces himself with his full name, complete with sing-song intonation. This really helps, because after almost a year of working closely with him, I still haven't figured out who the fuck he is.
8. I also love how he gives me a detailed explanation of every task I'm supposed to help him with, even though I trained him on how to do it in the first place. You never know when I may suddenly forget those simple procedures.
9. I love the magazine readers who call to complain about something, leave a 5 minute voicemail, and neglect to leave a phone number to call them back. It's always important to hear their thoughts and not be able to respond properly.
10. I love how they recognize they give me way too much to do in a 40 hour week, and pledge to be more conscious of doing so then promptly assign me more projects when I'm on deadline for the magazines to go to press.

Posted by at January 22, 2004 01:54 PM

i'm sensing a bit of sarcasm....

Posted by: Adrienne on January 22, 2004 02:36 PM