Tuesday, September 13, 2005

"Sweatin' to the Oldies," Jewish style

Congratulate me—I've been banished to "Siberia." No, really, that's a good thing. Boss # 1 has hired a new assistant—I hope she'll stay longer than the last one, who quit after one week—he's also reapportioned the work assignments. In plain English, the new gal is now helping my overworked officemate and answering phones, while I sit at one of our office's public-access computers down the hall and type. Yay—no more answering phones! I'm free! :)

Boss # 1 has finally figured out that the organization really needs someone to specialize in editing and formatting Word documents, which we produce in massive quantities due to various government and other regulations. In other words, I'm a one-woman typing pool, or, in modern parlance, a one-person word-processing center. As to exactly what my new position is going to be called, and how much I'm going to be paid for it, stay tuned.

Meanwhile, back at the ranch house, our office building has been without air conditioning for two days, and is expected to remain that way for at least another two. On the plus side, now that I'm not answering phones anymore, I can listen to my CDs at work. (It's a good thing, too—the public-access computers don't have audio hardware installed, so I can't listen to anything on the Internet.) So I'm sitting here pounding away at the keyboard while distracting myself from the heat by listening to Mark's "Rock of Sages" album (http://www.mosheskier.com/index.htm). As I said, I'm "Schvitzin' to the Oldies." :)


Blogger PsychoToddler said...

I'm not sure whether to be happy or sad for you.

Tue Sep 13, 08:08:00 PM 2005  
Blogger Shira Salamone said...

That depends on a) whether they offer me a full-time job, which would make me eligible for employee benefits and would mean that I would no longer be docked whenever the office is closed for a holiday, and b) just how ridiculously low a salary they offer me.

Tue Sep 13, 08:57:00 PM 2005  

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