||[Oct. 11th, 2013|12:26 pm]
So, I'm at work, being exceedingly naughty. I have no real "reason" to post, I just felt like it. Also, I'm bored as hell!! Seriously. When I'm not taking calls, I'm staring off into the void of repressive office tactics. I'm not allowed to read, do puzzles, go online, read wikipedia (on a program that we are required to use, thus is available, but for some reason reading for pleasure when it's DEAD is a problem...). Talking is fine as long as it doesn't disrupt work, but we are in tiny cubicles, so you have to physically move yourself out of the cubicle to speak with people, and the only person who can really hear you without you screaming is the person directly next to you - and you can't pick your own seat, so it's a crapshoot who you sit with.|
Now, I would understand not playing games and igrnoing your job - but when it is DEAD, and nothing is going on, I think it's way more detrimental to not allow us to staty active and alert. What if we're falling asleep and we get a C-Section call? That's a recipe for disaster. I feel like in their desire to make everything seem "office-like" they are losing alertness, interest and a very needed release of stress.
At my new job, which granted I haven't started yet, but it's the exact opposite. It's police dispatch and 911. High stress, big consequences for actions - and they encourage everything from gaming to facebook while on the clock. The last thing they want is employees staring into space or checking out mentally. I just think it's hilarious that the highest stress phone job, literally, of all time is so much more relaxed with their employees. Also, according to my new boss, it cuts down hugely on mistakes, outbursts, and interoffice drama (which the answering service could use greatly).
It just MAKES SO MUCH SENSE. But....we live in a society where anything happening at work OTHER than work is frowned upon -even if the alternative is staring at a blank screen, silently, for a 1/2 hour while drool starts falling out of lips and your eyes glaze over with indifference.
I will wrap up this bitch fest by saying that I wrote this post over more than an hour, because I was answering calls. It wasn't super busy, but it was steady, and you know what? I didn't miss one call, nor was I late to one. So....how about them apples.
Maybe I'm just super pregnant and annoyed by sitting for too long, but seriously. Nothing about this feels natural or logical.
Also, I'm just about to my SECOND TRIMESTER!!!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! Love to everyone! Someone read a book for me!