Archive for the ‘Work Related’ Category

This isn’t just a “case of the Mondays”

April 15, 2009

Not to be a whiner when I know many people out there have either a) recently lost their job or b) didn’t have one to begin with and now are having even more trouble finding one, but work right now is pretty ridiculous.

For the last two weeks I have been unable to take my break and have had to stay late every Monday and Tuesday. I’m not the only one in this position mind you, my entire department is. It’s not that someone would get mad at me for going on my break or is hovering over me in order to persuade me to do these things. But given the choice of staying really late to do things that I need to get done, or working through my break in order to get them done- I choose the working through my break scenario and the rest of my team seem to have the same approach.

It just sucks. I needed to vent.

It sucks that it looks like every friggen’ Monday and Tuesday for the next few months are going to go like this. I’ve recently started to feel like shit too and I believe this is a direct result of stress and work related elements.

But again, at least I’m not alone. If I were alone I’d probably nominate myself for unemployment. There’s something to be said for bearing a large burden as a group vs. solo.

It still sucks though. I really dig my work ethic but at times I wish I were lazy or that I didn’t care. But I do. Too much at times.




How are you? + Oscars

January 27, 2009

I’m currently making a concentrated effort to avoid having bullshit conversations.

At least 2-3 times a day someone (mostly co-workers) will say “Hey, how are you?”. Most of the time they either a) don’t even wait for the response or b) don’t actually care about my answer but they just want to acknowledge my presence in *some* way.

So I’m trying to avoid the whole “Good and you?” or the “Fine, thanks”- by actually considering their question and answering in an honest tone, genuinely how I am at that moment. “Not so good man, incredible gas.” or “Pretty shitty because people like you don’t know how to do their job.” etc.

I’m kidding.

I actually have no idea how to solve this. The only thing that I know of that you can do to on your own part avoid this is to never ask someone “How are you?”. Suggestions?

In other news I’m trying to watch most of the films that are nominated for Oscars this year. When I was a kid I’d love doing this mostly because I worked at a video rental store and it was free. (This also gets me thinking about how most of the Oscar nominees aren’t released on DVD yet. hmmm. This seems to be the general shift…)
I don’t know why I care so much about the Oscars, sure one of my majors was Film, but they don’t always make the best choices. I just dig them I guess, in my own little way.

So far I’ve watched The Reader- which was fantastic. Revolutionary Road which I had high hopes for, but found blarg. I love Sam Mendes, I love Kate Winslet- I don’t love a plot line that tries to fit every single problem in 1960s suburban families into one marriage. I watched Milk and also found it fantastic. I hope Sean Penn gets best actor. Finally, I watched The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. I didn’t really know what to expect because it’s directed by Fincher who did Seven and Fight Club- but written by the same person as Forrest Gump- weird combo. I found it meh. I didn’t really connect with Brad Pitt’s character. It’s beautiful- but I dunno. Am I alone on this? Anyone else watch it?

Next up I’ve got Doubt, Frost/Nixon and Slumdog Millionaire. I’m pretty stoked for Slumdog because Danny Boyle makes me smile.

So it goes.