Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Rules of Work

"Rules Of Work"
Never give me work in the morning. Always wait until 4:00 and then bring it to me. The challenge of a deadline is refreshing.
If it is really a rush job, run in and interrupt me every 10 minutes to inquire how it is going. That helps. Even better, hover behind me, and advise me at every keystroke.
Always leave without telling anyone where you are going. It gives me a chance to be creative when someone asks where you are.
If my arms are full of papers, boxes, books or supplies, do not open the door for me. I need to learn how to function as a paraplegic and opening doors with no arms is good training in case I should ever be injured and lose all use of my limbs.
If you give me more than one job to do, do not tell me which is priority. I am psychic.
Do your best to keep me late. I adore this office and really have nowhere to go or anything to do. I have no life beyond work.
If a job I do pleases you, keep it a secret. If that gets out, it could mean a promotion.
If you do not like my work, tell everyone. I like my name to be popular in conversations. I was born to be whipped.
If you have special instructions for a job, do not write them down. In fact, save them until the job is almost done. No use confusing me with useful information.
Never introduce me to the people you are with. I have no right to know anything. In the corporate food chain, I am plankton. When you refer to them later, my shrewd deductions will identify them.
Be nice to me only when the job I am doing for you could really change your life and send you straight to manager's hell.
Tell me all your little problems. No one else has any and it is nice to know someone is less fortunate. I especially like the story about having to pay so many taxes on the bonus check you received for being such a good manager.
Wait until my yearly review and THEN tell me what my goals SHOULD have been.
Give me a mediocre performance rating with a cost of living increase. I am not here for the money anyway.

2 comments:

Angela said...

Good night, woman, you are the posting queen! Where did all these come from? Anyway, great blogs. I LOVE the coffee one - wish I would have been around to come have some. It sounds wonderful. And the "Rules of Work" - oh, my word, too awesome! :-) Thanks for bringing smiles to my face today!

T said...

yeah, only a woman in the workplace can really appreciate that "rules of work" and coffee musings all at the same time.
seriously, stop by for coffee sometime. if I don't have any on, i'll make some!