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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 05-11-2017, 10:43 AM Thread Starter
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When everyone seems to be busy at work and I am not


Nothing worse then spending your day online because you have not much to do and you are trying to fill the day.

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When everyone seems to be busy at work and I am not


Nothing worse then spending your day online because you have not much to do and you are trying to fill the day.
Shee-et.

I am lucky. I do not have this problem.

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I share an office with a coworker. I love her, she is the sweetest girl but she is always sick. I must have a fairly good immune system because I never catch anything. This week she has bronchitis and she's been hacking and coughing. When she blows her nose it's a loud, long, honking snort noise. I'm pretty good at tuning stuff out but I was about to lose it yesterday. So glad I'm not at work today.
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Work is my pet peeve.

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Don't get me wrong, I adore my boss. He's like a father to me. But sometimes . . .

I lose my **** (internally of course) when my boss interrupts me to look at bow ties. Or show me a cool bird video. Or talk to me about leeks.

My main job is a judicial editor. These constant interruptions make me crazy because I have to re-read everything for it to make sense. And, well, it's D-R-Y reading. Unless it's a juicy murder or something.
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I share an office with a coworker. I love her, she is the sweetest girl but she is always sick. I must have a fairly good immune system because I never catch anything. This week she has bronchitis and she's been hacking and coughing. When she blows her nose it's a loud, long, honking snort noise. I'm pretty good at tuning stuff out but I was about to lose it yesterday. So glad I'm not at work today.
Is it a no-no to use ear plugs?
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The worst part is when you hear others talking about how busy they are, too much to do, etc....and it is like **** why can't that be me.

Instead I probably in a 7.5 hour day have about 2 hours of work per day right now.
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Needing to get every damn thing edited and approved before sending out. Arrrghhh working in the public service suxx for that reason. Everything needs to be printed over and over to send for edits and adjustments and sometimes go through multiple senior officers before a final signature. The bureaucracy is stifling, a waste of resources and extremely time consuming.

And who has to put up with the bs from consumers because of the delays??? Why yours truly of course, not the people slowing down the process. Meanwhile I'm here humbly trying to get these people to understand time is money!
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Oh, I can think of many worse things. Went through a lot of the last couple of weeks.

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The worst part is when you hear others talking about how busy they are, too much to do, etc....and it is like **** why can't that be me.

Instead I probably in a 7.5 hour day have about 2 hours of work per day right now.
And you consider that a bad thing? Sounds like a dream job to me. Don't get me wrong, I believe in doing one's job to the fullest, but if that's just the way the ball bounces, it sounds like a winner to me.

My peeve: I worked with a woman in her late 40s, and one would have thought she had never had to take on responsibility in her life. She was routinely late and couldn't make decisions on her own; she finally quit.
We hired a girl who is 20, and she works circles around the other woman.

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I have to start at 3am,that's my pet peeve.
But I'm finished by 5am.
And I work from home.
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Having to work 40 hours a week.

Having to learn vector calculus and Matlab at the age of 57.

Having design simulations​ take hours on my phenomenal workstation because someone thought it's a good idea to do vector calculus in Python.
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Having to work 40 hours a week.

Having to learn vector calculus and Matlab at the age of 57.

Having design simulations​ take hours on my phenomenal workstation because someone thought it's a good idea to do vector calculus in Python.
Why not use R.
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Dealing with a narcissistic manager for years that finally retired, only to be replaced by a passive aggressive. Yay me


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The fact that I have to actually show up. I'm not sure this is the career for me but I have a great pension and I'm 8 years from retirement. I'd like to have a new career but I'd likely need more education and I already have plenty in my chosen field. Also, many people are head over heels for their career and I'm more like, well, it's a means to an end. My real pleasure is homemaking.
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