11/14/2005

rug burns

Can you believe I'm expected to walk the floors and ask people if they need help? Can you believe the people I'm asking actually ask me for help? So far this morning I've moved 5 monitors, crawled under a desk to move a computer, fiddled with 4 overhead lights that wouldn't light up, moved 3 printers because they were in the wrong location, got someone coffee - because they didn't know where the kitchen was....I've been demoted for a day. Forget the years at college that I spent actually educating myself so that one day - someone else would crawl under my desk, forget the years I spent working hard, being on time, being 'dependable' - I'm now a low man on the totem pole. It's not that I think I'm too good for jobs like this, it's that I've already done my share of grunt work, it's not my turn anymore.

Yes I'm spoiled. I sit at my desk every morning drinking my coffee, reading my favorite blogs and now today they actually expect me to 'socialize'. I get exactly 10 minutes to write a blog entry...so here it is, a whining session. After this weekend of working I've decided two things: One - slackers profit much more than us ambitious people, Two - I'm old and my body hurts from crawling around on the floor. I swear, if I'm going to get rug burns on my knees....I at least should be getting satisfied in the process.

Tomorrow I promise, I'll be better.

11 Comments:

  1. WDKY said...
    It's fucking scandalous. Mind you, I'd happily crawl under your desk, NWC. And stay there for some time...
    Caterpillar said...
    That's terrible! And I agree, getting rug burns for a good purpose is fine, but not for that kind of grunt work. I hope it gets better very soon once the move is complete!
    TJ said...
    sorry to hear that your Monday seems to be a continuation of what I'm sure was frustrating weekend spent at work.

    Hopefully kharma will provide some fantastic experiences in the near future to balance everything out.

    And if kharma has trouble about getting its @ss in gear and getting around to it, just go out on your own and treat yourself to a spa day and a frivolous shopping spree!
    unforgiving b*tch said...
    Sorry that you're having a bad Monday...maybe it's bad Monday's all around. Hope your Tuesday is better!
    NML said...
    I hope you have a better Tuesday too :-)
    Networkchic said...
    Thanks everyone. I hate Mondays in general but this one takes the cake. It's almost over...
    Shannon said...
    so why are "they" expecting you to be social, and crawl aroung under desks and such>? I really hate Mndays too... uuurrrr! but I missed your blog for some reason it was a black blank screen for a while and I couldnt read anyhing glad I can now... Have a good rest of your day. dont know if your day is over yet, I got 3.75 hours to go... woohooo
    NMAMFQLMSH said...
    The nerve of some people...........
    motherfuckers
    ICU,
    JJ
    nukie310 said...
    I guess I would expect you to help with IT problems, not furniture moving problems.
    NewYorkMoments said...
    Ummmm...Networkchic, I'm having problems with my PC, too. Erm...It's really embarassing, but I think I've caught some nasty viruses from doing unsafe surfing...
    Networkchic said...
    NYM, you should know that you can catch some really nasty stuff on those porn sites. The only cure is abstinence.

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