Hot on the heels of my Frustrations post, Aussa posted a snapshot of her typical work day. This post was followed by Goldfish’s Average Day, which looks an awful like mine – not all that strange when you consider we do similar work for (what sounds like) similarly idiotic people.
My day –
0730-ish: Arrive at the office. Leave the dog in the car as an excuse to go outside in an hour.
0732: Make the first of what usually ends up being six cups of hot tea.
0735: Sit down at desk and open web browser. Doesn’t matter what else is on my plate for the day. Those emails won’t answer themselves and if I don’t check up on social media a baby will cry in Japan or something equally horrible.
0830: Retrieve dog from car and walk around the block. If I’m lucky she’ll poop. If I’m unlucky she won’t and will keep up a high-pitched whine for the next 90 minutes until we go out again.
0845: Return to desk. Glance over Work for the day. If it appears it will take longer than 30 minutes to complete, open the relevant files and draw a couple of lines.
0900: Back to the interwebs for inspiration because while I was “working” 827 new ideas flew into my brain.
1000: Walk the dog. Hopefully come away with the prize in the plastic bag if I didn’t on the earlier walk.
1015: Back to my desk and interwebs or Work, depending on which seems more pressing.
1130: Whoa! Lost track of time there! Doesn’t matter, though, because now it’s lunch time 🙂
1230: Back to work. Actually work on assigned project. Get 90% done and await the inevitable changes by micro-managing co-worker. They arrive right on cue at 1330 and I am ready, having refreshed myself by looking at clothes storage ideas on Pinterest.
1345-1400: Make changes micro-managing co-worker took 15 minutes to explain in 3.2 minutes and head outside for a smoke break.
1415: Look around my desk to see if any of the files contain anything interesting to work on. Everything has information pending and nothing is a rush job. Great! Back to the internet, where I write a blog post, work on my website or edit patterns. I feel woefully behind on all the personal stuff I really want to get done, what with all the interruptions throughout the day, none of which are as important as the person harassing me thinks they are.
1530: Time to walk the dog again! If the sun is shining the neighbors will be out and I might get lucky enough to glean some gossip or let someone pet my dog.
1545-1650: Make the last cup of hot tea for the day. Check in with The Boss to make sure he hasn’t thought up something else for me to do. Back at my desk it’s more time wasting after finishing up the work I was expected to finish today. If I get lucky there will be more work tomorrow. If I’m really lucky it will prove to be challenging.
1700: Quitting time! We don’t punch a time clock and I am often the first out the door.
I don’t consider myself exceptionally bright but when held up against the right people I am fucking brilliant and my talents are wasted.
AND I’ll be totally fucked if they’ve installed a keylogger on my computer 🙂
Srsly, I love my job. My co-workers are all wonderful people who just don’t give me much fodder for this here blog. No scandals. No one is hooking up with anyone else in the office. No boozers. No drug users. No sexist assholes. No bad language or inappropriate gossip.
Wait. WTF am I doing at such a boring place? Oh, right – the paycheck.
What does your average day look like?