Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Longest Week Ever

How is it that I took Monday off and it's still only Wednesday? Isn't taking a day off supposed to make for a short week?

Probably didn't help that I worked some on my day off, but still!

I think my place of business should implement a new incentive program...a new award, if you will. They could call it the "I didn't make national news today for strangling my coworkers" award. I've had to throw some tough love on some people this week, but eventually I WILL get everything lined out so that I don't have to verbally assault counsel people in such a manner anymore. It would help if people would just follow directions. Apparently my note I sent out last week or the week before with statements like READ YOUR SPECS in bold font did not get the point across. Two more mistakes today because someone didn't read their specs. Very frustrating. I can write all of the simplistic specs my little fingers can type, but I can't force people to read them, apparently.

In other news, my weather-dog would like to let everyone know that there's a chance of thunderstorms tonight. Or at least rain. Or a strong wind. She's alternately tiptoeing around the house and hiding under the desk. This is the dog that's scared of inanimate objects though, so who knows.

I'm considering a brief trip "home" this weekend. It will be the first time I've been home since Christmas. I know, I know, it's only a 2.5 hour drive, but it's so draining. My daddy mentioned taking me fishing which is not going to go over well with my mom, I bet, because she had surgery recently and is very dependent on him. She won't like him leaving her there. Poor guy needs a break, though. I haven't decided exactly how or when I'm going to pull it off, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I will be able to take Friday off (very unlikely). Wish me luck!

1 comment:

David said...

The award should be national and there should also be one for not strangling your customers.

Perhaps, in your specs, you need to randomly include lines like:
"The codeword is fiddlesticks. Come tell me the codeword and the page it appears on for a free piece of candy."

Then your co-workers will have an incentive to read the spec (since, apparently, doing a good job isn't incentive enough).