Senseless Sunday Sarcasm : Work
I’ve been told that war is 90% anticipation and 10% action.
There is physical war and there is mental war: Mental war is called work.
Work is 90% “Will I ever get caught up?” and 10% “OMG, I’ll be fired for sure!”
What was work like 50 years ago B.C. (before computers)?
I worked in an office that had 3 supervisors (mid-level management), 4 typists, 3 secretaries, an executive secretary, and 20 people doing parts of each job. Back then, carbon copies were made with carbon paper or memograph machines.
Now that we have email, and copy machines that do everything but laundry, those 3 supervisors are doing their own jobs and sharing the jobs that 27 other people once did.
But it doesn’t end there!
Why, you might ask, do most people do the minimum and say, “Good enough?” Here’s one reason…
When you take your work seriously, and other people think an ingrown toenail merits a sick week, you end up with this:
I’m fortunate. When I was growing up, I had to take a typing class. Many people have to hunt and peck, while I do 90WPM. That’s the difference between taking an hour to write a letter, and doing it in 5 minutes.
You’d be surprised at the number of people who have to use voice recognition software to write a letter that looks something like this…
Door Muster Symptoms, (Dear Mr. Simmons)
I’m riding you today peck ass I lack your app roach to wok. (I’m writing you today because I like your approach to work).
I lock few word to walking wind you. (I look forward to working with you).
Jane is Miffed. (James Smith)
…and then don’t proofread before sending.
I’m loathe to say this, but with some exceptions, most Millennials type with their thumb and are…. well…
Ask me how I know.
I work in a field where people will quit by not showing up for work because, or and I quote, “It doesn’t fit my lifestyle.”
So to end this piece of sarcasm, I want you to know that I love my job. Why? I’m a professional nag, and I’m quite good at it. I get to say things like:
- “I need this plan signed today!!!!”
- “We’re rescheduling this meeting because you weren’t prepared!”
- “If we don’t meet the deadline, there’s payback that could be as much as your yearly salary.”
Some of us are fortunate enough to find just the right job, which is good because I checked and Satan doesn’t want me anywhere near his workplace.