Filed under: Work with tags: misadventures
8:00-12:00 – Meeting at work, very long (“Oh, Michelle, it’s only going to be an hour!”) and… long. And we went around in circles over the same topic for four hours. (But getting paid to sit in a meeting for four hours, always kind of nice.)
12:00-12:30 – Lunch break!
12:30-12:45 – Getting things ready to go off to Building B.
12:45-1:oo – Driving, carrying a large box from the far side of the parking lot to the front door to go through reception (whoot – I also parked in direct sunlight, so guess who baked while heading back to Building A?)
1:00-2:05 – Meeting at Building B, talking to people over there, keeping them “in the loop” (I hate that phrase) on the project (but everyone uses that phrase in emails whenever they’re going “thanks for keeping me in the loop!”).
2:05-2:15 – Driving at Building A, parked in the shade (whoot).
2:15-2:45 – Keeping my boss “in the loop” about what happened at Building B. He was distracted, I explained some things at least 5 times to him. Within that time frame, and later. A little bit of walking around, asking people questions, etc.
2:45-3:50 – Drowning in papers at my desk, I flailed my arms a few times and made T and J laugh. Apparently I’m “just so cute and adorable”.
3:50-4:30 – Printing papers (5 min – the printer is sloooooooooooow), talking with the boss and my mom (who has the same boss as me, by the way).
4:35 – Got buzzed at (thanks, love) because I’m wearing my ‘bee shirt’ (i.e. yellow and brown stripes).
I usually don’t have two meetings in one day. I usually don’t attend any meetings that actually goes on for 4 (four!) hours. I have, however, been spending a lot of time traveling between the two buildings, a lot of talking with people that I didn’t know six weeks ago, a lot of emailing people and getting feedback or reminding people that they owe me feedback on things that they promised that they would read (and then they’ll give me a look that says “Oh right, that…”).
What I didn’t mention is that I went and got candy like 3 times after I got back to Building A. There’s this great person at work who’ll stock candy at her desk and it’s basically “go ahead and take some if you’d like”. So I went ate… Swedish berries, Swedish fish, gummy bears, gummy cherries, peach rings and…. gummy bears. Which sounds like a lot, I realize. But it was only like… a little bit. Honest. I have a bit of a sweet tooth, I’m afraid. Luckily I don’t cavities often. And that’s why people invented toothpaste and toothbrushes, awesome.
So… Describe to me, in general, a day of work or school or life in general for you. You don’t need to mention every single time you took a breath, because I’m pretty sure, most people don’t count.