Things I Will Miss About Having a Normal Job
(orange post-its, hi-liters, binder clips, tabbies, Pendaflex, pretty ink pens) I was one of those kids who begged my mother to take me to work with her back before there was a "take your (insert PC offspring here) to work day." And my mom was an office manager. Early signs of geekdom, clearly.
I try to tell myself that I can still wear those cute black heels while I'm cleaning the sink, but that seems more like a Twisted Sister video (or something even more unmentionable) than reality.
This sort of falls under the office supplies topic, but business cards merit their own category. They are personalized and printed on linen cardstock in two-color ink. Just thinking about them gives my structure-loving, rule-following soul the shivers. Nevermind that more than once I gave one away only to later find it forlornly floating in a mud puddle.
There is no one to gossip about, or with, in my hallway at home. I don't even have any pets.
It was nice to see my phone ringing and know, when I answered it, I would most likely be able to respond intelligently to any question and add the important nuances to the conversation and make the caller hang up feeling helped and positive. Soon, I will be lucky to know how to pick up the phone, let alone speak to the person at the other end in a language he or she might understand.
-Independent intellectual power
Yeah, I know more about this certain thing, this thing that I do five days a week and sometimes even more often, than any of my family members and all of my friends outside my workplace. I'm the one to go to for answers about this thing. Hear me roar.
-Smart and funny colleagues
I worked with some really bright people who liked to laugh. And they weren't people I would probably have met otherwise, and there are a few of them I probably won't ever see again.
Stay tuned, next time I'll list everything I won't miss about work. But first, I think I'll go take a midafternoon nap on a weekday since I'm still in my pajamas anyway...