Tuesday, August 9, 2011

zzzzzzzzzz....wait...what? it's 5pm?

i will preface this post by saying, yet again, that i am unbelievably thankful that i have a job. i am working for a good company. the people in my department are cool. it is laid back. i am thankful for a paycheck that allows me to pay the bills and actually start rebuilding from the last two years and planning for the future. i have friends who are still job hunting. i know the fear and anguish they face.

BUT...i have never been so freakin' bored in my life. i go in every morning thinking...how am i going to make the things on my to do list last all week? when i do have tasks to perform they are...boring. i am a paper pusher. the creative juices get drained at the door. there is no need for them. today i completed several online crossword puzzles and a sudoko puzzle between proofing ads that consist of one line of text and part numbers. i am editing a q&a article and trying to prevent myself from rewriting the whole thing just so i have something to do. part of my job entails creating (i use this term VERY loosely) blurb copy for weekly online newsletters. i am not only caught up on this task, i have all of the work for august done. my boss is on vacation this week, which makes it even slower for me. she keeps telling me it will get busy. there is scuttlebutt that we will be hiring more people in our department in the fall. i am wondering why.

i would rather be running around w/ too much on my plate than sitting there trying to figure out how to fill the day. it drives me nuts. i am cautious about playing around too much on the internet, which would fritter away a lot of time, because i don't know how closely this company monitors such things. i did, however, notice that when i've gone to talk w/ our graphics person about ads we're working on, she is either on fb or shopping online.

the hubs asked me today if everything was ok. i told him i am bored to freakin' death. but, still, glad to have a job. very glad to have a job. and i'm not looking for a job.

7 comments:

only a movie said...

Yikes!! I couldn't handle being bored at work. :-)
But I'm so happy you have a job.

Hotch Potchery said...

Smartphone!!!!

Annabelle said...

I am same. Bored to tears way more often than busy. It's killing me.
Grateful to be employed etc etc but yeah.

Juani said...

I know how you feel.I am truly thankful for my job,but at times,it can also be quite dull.I read books on my cellphone,or on Adobe,that way,I have something to do,that isn't using my employer's internet or anything like that.I sometimes feel guilty for reading at work,but honestly,our bosses can't expect us to constantly be busy with work,if there just isn't any work to be done.

Anonymous said...

I can relate! I have had virtually nothing to do for the past couple of weeks, and this happens regularly. I am bored silly, and when I do get a task, I don't want to do it. I spent most of yesterday collecting pdfs of work I have done for future portfolio use. I already have printed copies at home, but everybody wants something electronic now. I haven't really looked for a new job, because it depends mostly on the Hubs since he makes a lot more than I do, but I am going to get ready and update my resume and stuff.

Yes, it is nice to have a job. And there are a lot of benefits to my job. I just wish it were more challenging.

Maybe you could get a Kindle?

Sweet T

kristinsfourkids said...

Oh man. I was so hoping that this was going to be THE job for you.

I have found that with my new job, as part time as it is, that the slower pace is weird for me. My boss is really very laid back and I'm not used to that. There are very few deadlines and I'm not used to that. I'm sure I'll adjust but it's all so foreign to me.

Firegirl said...

Been there, done that!

If I were you I would just ask. Tell them that you've accomplished everything & see if there's a project that has been ignored.

Or REALLY be me and just create something. (:-D

Or work on that novel.

Trade you bored for arson!