May 7, 2008

Office Wars - Overtime

So when I took my new job we were told that we would have overtime on occasion. At the end of the quarter we have a lot to do and a limited amount of time to get it done. This means that I have been here almost 11 hours today. After being here that long, I am so tired of my desk. So this is my top eight (I'm too tired for a full 10) list of positive things about working overtime. Hopefully it will prevent me from jumping out a window or something equally as crazy.

 

8. I will attend the monthly "here is stuff that you don't care about" quarterly meeting just long enough to snag a bagel tomorrow morning before leaving and no one will tell me I need to be there.

 

7. I have the entire row to myself, so people don't bother me very much. My boss affectionately refers to my desk as "Siberia".

 

6. I can listen to music all day. I now have time to listen to all the music I have neglected. Now I need to find some new bands or maybe a book.

 

5. After spending this much time in front of a computer screen surely I will need glasses. Perhaps they will make me look more intelligent. That will lead to a different job that does not require uncompensated overtime.

 

4. Since we are to put our initials by the things we complete, I will never forget my new ones, now that I am married.

 

3. I arrived early enough to trade my chair, with a newer one at a different cube. Unfortunately it is not the magic chair I hoped it was that would cure all my aches. Why is it so hard to make a comfortable work chair and desk?

 

2. By arriving so early and leaving so late, I completely avoid rush hours.

 

1. The best thing about working overtime is Matt makes dinner!

9 comments:

Jill said...

Do you get paid for this over time?

Muddy said...

Or a job where you get even more uncompensated overtime...

Sounds like there are some good pros and cons to your new job. Hope it goes well for you!

Swishy said...

Sometimes my music saves me at work! My happy little musical cocoon :)

Becky said...

I always like when my hubby cooks too. I go through phases where I love cooking, and phases where I loathe it.

I've been just throwing stuff in the crock pot for dinners lately. We're wanting to buy a home so I've been out looking at homes during the day, and usually get home just before everyone expects dinner. My family is funny that way. They want to eat every evening! ;)

Robin said...

How about -- I don't feel guilty when I blog from work or read other people's blogs.

Jenster said...

Way to find the silver lining!!

Jules said...

And how about this one.... when I get home I'm so tired that all I can do is to fall into bed, sleep soundly and dream about tomorrow's bagels, instead of say, wasting time gaining weight by eating chocolate.

Mrz Pinka-Dinkela said...

lol i luv ur #1 reason LOL

carrie said...

A Siberian desk. That's funny.

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