07 August 2007

Working Though the Burn

I still fail to see the wisdom of having workers stay in their positions after they haven been informed that their jobs have been eliminated. I just took a walk around my department. This is what was going on, cubicle-by-hideous, soul-crushing cubicle:

Reading Novel
Working on Resume
Absent
Internetting
Working on Resume
Absent
Absent
Empty cubicle, now sporting someone’s gym towel and an empty bag of Doritos
Reading Express
Internetting
Internetting
Absent
On Business Travel (I am guessing they are just reading magazines, albeit in a different time zone)
On Business Travel, (One of the few who did not get ‘realigned’, this one can’t read, so most likely looking at advertisements on airport walls for Hanes, thinking about where he can buy a clarinet)
Internetting
In process of leaving, two hours early
Temp- she is actually working
Writing cover letter
Craigslist.org
Emailing Mom
Stealing office supplies and stuffing them into her backpack
Absent

I’m not judging, I’m just asking the question: why won’t you just pay us to do this from home? We’d be happier, you’d lose a lot fewer office supplies. The same amount of work would get done. It’s win-win, people!

1 comments:

mlf said...

You forgot "slipping as little of his pinky as possible into his right nostril to dislodge accumulated mucus, thick from the district's smog." Or maybe you didn't walk by my cube that day.