Monday, June 1, 2009

Job Security

So, I left for vacation on May 21st. I came back today, June 1st (we had a great time). When I returned to my office however, I found a GIANT pile of papers in the fax tray as well as in the communal in box. Care to guess the date that they started piling up? If you guesses May 21st, you are correct. Now, I realize that I was gone for over a week. I know it may have been frightening for you when the fax machine started beeping and spitting out paper but I assure you, that's what it is supposed to do. Now, the follow up step to that would be to take the paper off the fax machine and give it to the person it belongs to. You see that thing at the top there? That's a name. Try to match it to another person in the office. However, simply grabbing any and all papers off the fax machine and dropping them in the in box is not acceptable. Can someone please explain to me why in an office with 11 other people, not one single fax was distributed in my absence? And can someone further explain to me why I was the one who got yelled at when the fax (which came in last Friday when I was not even here) did not reach the appropriate person until today? WTF people? WTF?
Did you ever see that Staples commercial where all the people are all "Oh Ann, can you magically make more paper appear in the copier?" Yeah, that's my life. All you people in my office are just pathetic.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow. It's kinda like being a mommy with really ugly, stupid, annoying kids, isn't it?

Anonymous said...

Funny - you're describing my days too! We have incredibly 'faulty' equipment in our office too, which can almost always be fixed by putting paper in the tray - like the error message on the screen tells you to do! And like you I ask - since when was I qualified to service and repair office equipment??!!

Anonymous said...

I feel your pain! In my office, I'm the only, apparently, that knows how to answer a phone. And if I'm running a little late, and an important call goes to voicemail, guess who gets in trouble? Not the other 12 people in the office that could have picked it up. I'm apparently also the only person strong enough to heft those 8-packs of soda into the fridge too...I arrive back from vacation to the chorus of "Thank God, we're SOOOO thirsty!"

Kimberly said...

It's called job security.

Anonymous said...

Holy crap -- do you work in my office. Since I am a woman, people think that is my job to fix every little thing that goes wrong. They even have me dial the phone - SERIOUSLY - for this I went to college - to babysit old men -- I call it Job security too -- but if you want to pay me to do that - sure i will.