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Dizzying Intellect » Work

Category: Work

Grrrr

The guy who sits over the wall from me has a cell phone that fucking meows.

It’s incredibly irritating on the best day, and I’ve had a rough one today. And I swear by all that’s holy, if he sits there bitching about his wife calling so often, letting it ring instead of just answering it, or god forbid, turning the ringer off, he’s going to find it used as a suppository.

Out of Context

The office where I work is a treasure trove of out-of-context quotes.

It’s typically very, very quiet - as long as one person in particular has their door closed - so when the air conditioner kicks off, conversations tend to sort of ring out.

Still my favorite ever: “Do like we did in Catholic school. Get down on your knees with a ruler, and measure it.”

From late last week: “You saw George dressed in drag, right?”
                             ”I’ve seen him over the years, yeah.”

Just now, in a male voice: “muscular, young, topless… guys”

And I can’t forget: “We’re going to temple tonight.”
                           ”Arizona?”

It’s so hard not to laugh out loud sometimes. Occasionally, impossible.

Bane of the Working Class

We just had two departments merge, and as a result, some people are going to be let go. Being a peon, I know nothing about this, but we got an email a few weeks ago announcing it. My boss’s boss saw fit to follow up with a second email, as if we weren’t shaken up enough, that said something to the effect of “Please continue to treat all of your users the same way you always have.”

Makes you wonder which of the approximately twenty of us he thought would suddenly start replying to “Could you write a program for me that will…” with “Ha! You ain’t the boss of me!”

Ugh.

Anyway, it was never really addressed whether it would be us or our users who were cut. Everyone, I think, expects that it will be the users, because they’re the ones that were merged, but we aren’t privy to that sort of information. Or I’m not, anyway. And they apparently sent out an email to the bosses yesterday saying that it’s coming up. It was very unnerving walking around the office yesterday and seeing little swarms of people talking in murmurs, who jump out of their skins when they see anyone approaching, and then go back to whispering.

My point is:

I’d like to introduce you all to my bleeding ulcer, George. George, this is everyone.

Fun and Games

We have these meetings, a few times a year, where they dump company information and numbers on us for a few hours, and then feed us munchies and beer. We had one of these today, but it had an interesting twist this time.

They usually have some kind of company trivia game, but this time we played Texas Holdem. They split us up into 11 teams and gave us nifty baseball hats, for each of 11 of our products, and gave us an hour and a half to gamble. I’ve never played before - hell, it’s been years since I played any poker at all - and it was really cool. As much as I loathe the spam, the game is actually really fun. I can see now why it’s so popular that it has its own tv shows.

I won two hands and almost doubled my “money.” My team didn’t win, but we represented the company’s best product, so we got the coolest team hat. Which is fine with me, because the prize was a set of really nice poker chips, which would just gather dust in this house. It’d rather have the hat and the KMart chips. ;o)

I love this company.