Monday, March 10, 2008

Now I understand...

I've never really appreciated the movie Office Space even though it ranks near the top of my husband's list of favorites and has been played about a million times in my house. It was comical enough to hold my interest once but over and over again? Hardly. It just didn't resonate with me, you know? Until today.

Today, for the third Monday in a row I arrived at work to find that some aspect of my job changed after I left Friday afternoon. Three weeks ago I walked in to find pictures of a coworkers children on my desk. That was my first clue. My things had been moved to an office down the hall, which I suppose was fine.. Until the accountant came in and wanted HER desk back. We adjusted though. Neither of us is there full time so we divided up the drawers and I found a spare computer that I can usually use when we happen to be in the office at the same time. I made myself a "mobile desk", a manila folder with various supplies and my name on the front so I could float around without infringing too much on others.

Two Mondays ago a new full time person was hired. This is actually good news but it means I will be losing some tasks after she is fully trained and able to take over. I spent the week getting used to my new routine. Monday at my desk, Tuesday floating, Wednesday my desk again, Thursday and Friday.. floating everywhere.


The new person started today.. and when I got to work I found she has been given my computer, and calculator, and stapler, and staple puller, and my cup of pens... in fact the only thing she didn't get was my "mobile office" and my box of zbars!

I should have seen it coming. I should have paid more attention to Milton... but I didn't.. so I've lost everything. Except the job. They still expect me to do the job......



"And I said, I don't care if they lay me off either, because I told, I told Bill that if they move my desk one more time, then, then I'm, I'm quitting, I'm going to quit. And, and I told Don too, because they've moved my desk four times already this year, and I used to be over by the window, and I could see the squirrels, and they were merry, but then, they switched from the Swingline to the Boston stapler, but I kept my Swingline stapler because it didn't bind up as much..."

6 comments:

Mrs. G. said...

I love this movie. Perhaps if you start muttering and playing with matches, your co-workers might back off.

Anonymous said...

Ya Hi Jackie...

Say... Um we are going to have to ask you to um yaaa move again. And if you could bring in your own laptop too that would be great...

Oh and some bug spray. Seems we have a bit of a roach problem..

Thanks Jill

Signed Bob the Boss! :0)

Karen MEG said...

One of our favourite movies too! We don't buy many DVD' but this one we did.
That's a whole lot of changes at work for you. The sacrifices when working part time.

dkuroiwa said...

First of all...I've got to get more up-to-date on movies...so many blogs the last couple of days have mentioned movies that I have no clue about. *sigh*

What you need is one of those belts like handy-men have...instead of pliers and hammer in the pockets, you could put your stapler, colored pens, and white-out, calculator (the computer might be a bit tricky, though)....your "desk" would just go with you wherever you went!!

moo said...

oh, man! I HATE sharing my stuff with other people!! But I can't believe they moved you without telling you first ... that sucks.

I guess you could always bring the stapler home with you each day ... ::evil chuckle::

Swistle said...

Ummm, yeah, I'm gonna have to go ahead and ask you to move your things into the ladies' room, so if you could just go ahead and do that? Mmkay, thanks, and I'm going to have to go ahead and ask you to go ahead and come in on Sunday, all right now buh-bye.