Oct 24

Back at work today after a week off and I have to say, this bites serious monkey ass. This time last week I was in a hotel with my fiance, we had champagne to drink, nice places to go and were deciding where to host our wedding reception. Now, I’m stuck in an office, it’s pissing with rain outside, in my absence people in my office seem to have just decided to go on a personal rampage around my desk, someone has moved my bin to god alone knows where, things I asked to be done a week ago still haven’t been done and I have a gazillion messages, emails and notes to work through just to catch up, by which time of course another gazillion will have come in. And there’s no damn champagne.

4 Responses to “Monkey bites and bitterness”

  1. TheWriteJerry Says:

    But isn’t being employeed and cashing a paycheck better than the alternative?

    Seriously though, I feel your frustration. I rarely go away for more than a few days at a time, and the few times I do, I usually come back to the same havok at work. Not so when I went on my honeymoon a few weeks ago. My teammates kept things going very smoothly and my supervisor had people covering my direct responsibilites.

    Maybe you need new teammates.

  2. Lorna Says:

    Doesn’t your desk have a drawer? Of course, I guess unless you have a climate-controlled drawer, it wouldn’t be good for champagne. but you could put in some scotch.

  3. MCF Says:

    Wow, things aren’t much different across the pond from here, are they?

    Except for the champage bit. We have it in the water coolers. Shh, don’t tell anyone….

  4. FawnDoo Says:

    Jerry, I couldn’t agree more – new teammates would be nice, but I think I’m stuck with the ones I have! :-) Never mind – I’m getting better at leaving all the negative stuff from work where it deserves to be, so hopefully I won’t let it get to me too much from now on. Of course, that might just be wishful thinking on my part! :-)

    My desk has several drawers, one of which is very deep for files…could sneak a bottle or two in there Lorna! Hang on, my office has a fridge in it, could probably just use that eh? ;-)

    MCF, if what you say is true, sneak some in a plastic bottle and send it over. Now. Unless you want me to track you down and turn up at your desk one day asking for the champagne. :-D

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