What's good ya'll, as we hit the dog days of July there aren't a lot of sport stories to speak of, so I'll sporadically be dropping top 5 list's of various issues in life. If ya'll have any topics you wanna hear about, lemme know. Enjoy- CC
5: Getting your food stolen out of the Fridge
Until actually working in an office, I thought this was just some gag that Tv shows used when they were out of new topics for the week. I had never been more mistaken in my life. I brought in a full plate to the office, I'm talking chicken, mac and cheese, and even some fire cheesy potatoes. All under tin foil and everything, although to be fair I did not have my name on it, but ostensibly by all known meters of possession, it was mine. I've never felt more sick coming down to the fridge in an office of 300 and finding my plate 100% GONE. I don't know what has allowed this to become a regular thing in offices, but it needs to stop TODAY! There was nothing I can do whatsoever in this case, except play for a terrible sandwich all the while pining for the beautiful homemade leftovers I had to get me through that Monday.
4: Meetings that could have been emails
This one is pretty self explanatory, but the power trip's by middle management wanting to feel like their much more important than they actually are, what's better than 45 minutes if stating and restating the same point over and over and over. This could be on best and worst lists, while it is a tremendous waste of time, this could help you stretch a project, and sail through the rest of the day. These meetings are the ultimate aid to a snake it til you make it guy.
3: Political arguments with coworkers
These are the moments where your positive opinion your coworker can go out the window with a 9:30 am with a quick "Gentrification is only a problem because minorities keep getting abortions." There are very few times in the office where this does not end horribly. These conversations are never quick, and usually devolve into ridiculous ideology debate that can ruin work relationships that have been built up. There's nothing worse than finding out your boss votes trump and thinks building a wall will save everything. The only good to come from this is for part time bloggers to quote their hot takes.
2: Working Lunches
I refuse to actually call this a lunch, this can ruin a whole day in itself. All morning long your looking forward to lunch to break up the monotony of office life, only to get a project dumped on your desk at 11:45 am which your boss needs by 5pm that day. At that point, you have no choice but to eat a sandwich at your desk with one hand while using the other to keep working. If you ever wanted to know what a true feeling of demoralization is, try going three days in a row working through lunch.
1: Coming in on Saturday/working late
This. This is the worst part of the 9-5 M-F work week is staying that extra hour or two at the end of the day. I used to not value my evenings, but after understanding the realities of the working world I cherish those 5-7 hours at home before having to go to sleep and get ready to start it all over again. The worst of the very worse is Friday afternoon at 4:45 pm, getting your shit together to leave, only to have your boss find you and tell you to come in and work on Saturday. THAT is the absolute worst thing about the 9-5 M-F work week.
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