Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Say A Prayer...or something

Ran by the Main Office today and jokingly asked if they'd shoveled out the office space I'm suppose to use temporarily.  The Secretary smiled and said, "They cleaned it up for you!  Go look...I haven't had the chance."

I knew the room was the size of a large closet and had no windows, but I hoped it would suffice until what will probably be January 2012.

I found a small table (not a desk), a reading chair which won't make me tall enough to utilize said table, a telephone without a receiver and a computer which appears to be a small t.v. with a keyboard.  Everything was unplugged and my question as to whether I have DSL to do my job was met with a shrug.  Why do I feel like I'm going to discover my Internet service is a tin can with a string attached?

Sigh.

Ah yes, welcome to working in the big time: land of local government.

So pardon me while I go improvise a desk drawer to hold the paperwork necessary to do my job. In the meantime kindly say a prayer, or whistle or do something that will make me laugh, thus saving my sanity.

What?  I still have a FEW braincells left!  At least until Monday.

:)

8 comments:

savannah said...

can you suggest that maybe you should work from home, since they obviously don't have room for you there? xoxoxox

mapstew said...

Sav has the right idea! :¬)

xxx

JeannetteLS said...

I'm lookin' up just the right dance in my "Book of Dances for All Occasions." OF course, I can't really dance, but maybe the thought counts?

As long as they have high speed string attaching the tin cans, you should be fine. And find an old upholstery cushion for your chair... and maybe then a footstool so your feet can rest? I find floor filing extremely useful because, after all, then you can SEE the top of every pile without getting out of your chair.

Good luck...

Ponita in Real Life said...

I like Savannah's idea the best, but Jeanette's is a good second if they won't go for the first. Can you not take all the office furniture you have now with you? But if they let you work from home, Bou could be your office assistant. Pips and Lila are often mine, whether I want them to be or not. Pips likes to sit on my desk, flick things onto the floor with the swipe of a paw and then look at me as if to say, "Put that away, would you?" ;-)

Titus said...

We're working with Logiblocks here! A kind of 'build an electronic circuit' toy with which you can do all sorts of useful things.
I would recommend the door alarm, which (with the small addition of some aluminium foil) will scream any recorded message you wish when someone opens your door and breaks the circuit. At present it is saying, 'Run! Run! This room is unsafe for grown-ups! Run!'. Mind you, the rug alarm is also very good, and the lie detector and the light-activated 'This area is about to self-destruct. Get out of bed now. 10, 9, 8, etc.'

Only problem is shipping strange electronic items to the States, I suspect.

May I suggest they agree to buy you the new Amazon Kindle Fire? I understand it's cheap, user-friendly and whilst you are unable to do work, because of the crap environment you have been place in, you can at least amuse yourself. Ta Da!

Titus said...

We're working with Logiblocks here! A kind of 'build an electronic circuit' toy with which you can do all sorts of useful things.
I would recommend the door alarm, which (with the small addition of some aluminium foil) will scream any recorded message you wish when someone opens your door and breaks the circuit. At present it is saying, 'Run! Run! This room is unsafe for grown-ups! Run!'. Mind you, the rug alarm is also very good, and the lie detector and the light-activated 'This area is about to self-destruct. Get out of bed now. 10, 9, 8, etc.'

Only problem is shipping strange electronic items to the States, I suspect.

May I suggest they agree to buy you the new Amazon Kindle Fire? I understand it's cheap, user-friendly and whilst you are unable to do work, because of the crap environment you have been place in, you can at least amuse yourself. Ta Da!

hope said...

Sav: I did tell my Seniors that if it stays bleak, I'll be cooking for them at MY house. :)

Map: she does have good ideas!

JeannetteLS:I actually offered to bring an old desk with me and the Boss replied,"Well that room is awfully small...um, I'm getting you a filing cabinet." Better than nothing..and I did think about a cushion. :)

Ponita: as you can see, the Boss was aghast that she'd accidentally agreed about how small the room was. :) I'd LOVE to take Bou with me...she's scared to death of anything larger than a goldfish, which means I'd be left alone.

Titus: oh, that sounds like fun! I could rig a mat to say, "NO I CAN'T HANDLE ANY MORE PROJECTS! But thank you for asking." :)

Ah, because I don't have "kids" at my Center, there are never any funds for my older children. I've watched co-workers get Fax machines, new copier/printers, freezers, grills and other stuff thanks to Kid Grants, while I get, "Sorry, there's no grant for your age group." One day. :)

But y'all keep help me laugh and I'll survive.

JJ Roa Rodriguez said...

best to work at home... Sav said it and we all second the motion...

JJRod'z