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10 Reasons Why Going to Work Stinks
Work, Work, Work
Work is that place we go to 5 days a week (more or less) just to get a paycheck and pay our bills. Sure, there are some fun moments, like when you go to lunch and stuff. Work can be a tiresome place to go to each day.
Why do we work 5 days a week and only have off 2 days a week? Why not switch that around? If I only had to show up 2 days a week, I would be totally more productive. Also, how about nap time? Why is that so frowned upon at my desk?
We need to seriously evaluate work and what is going on there. If we are going to spend 40 hours a week or more at one place, then shouldn't we enjoy being there? If so, how can we achieve this? Of course, I don't have any real answers. Sorry if you were looking for some. In the meantime, here is a fun list of why going to work stinks.
1 - Showing Up
It's Monday morning and the alarm clock will not stop ringing. It is just so unfair. You've got to get up and go to work. You've got to be there at 8 in the morning. Who ever thought that was a good idea? 10 AM or 11 AM seems like a much nicer idea. So, you hit the snooze button a few more times. What can it hurt? If you show up at all, better late than never, right? Rolling out of a nice warm bed before the sun is up just seems like such torture. What did you ever do to deserve such a thing?
2 - Getting Dressed
It is bad enough you have to get out of bed to begin with, but now you are expected to get dressed, too? Man, this job is really demanding. No fuzzy slippers and pjs to work? What kind of crap is this?
3 - Working at Work
So you finally get to work - yes, on time. Now what? You have to work now? Is it not bad enough you had to roll out of bed at the crack of dawn, but now you are actually expected to be productive? This day really does not seem like it can get much worse. Now what? Are they going to expect you to stay there the whole day now?
4 - Eight Hour Work Day
You're kidding, right? So now, you've got to be at work all day when you could be doing something more fun, you actually have to work and be a "team player" while at work, and you are expected to be there 8 hours? What? Does that include the lunch break? It doesn't! So really, it is 9 hours! You are going to be there until 5 or possibly longer. WHAT? Who invented this? There must be a better way.
5 - Co-workers
So now, you have to be nice to the people around you. All day. You have to laugh at their jokes, participate in whatever you are being told to do, and be a team player with them. There will be plenty of times when you are fixing their mistakes. Sometimes you wonder if they only show up just to ruin your day.
What is up with these people? Are they out to ruin you? Now, you can't even take a nap at your desk because there are too many people around and someone will tell on you.
6 - No Nap Time
Why are adults so anti-naptime? Maybe people would be more willing to work and they could be more productive if they got to take a nap. Perhaps you can take a nap on your lunch break, but people tend to look at you funny if they catch you curled up in a ball in the corner of the staff kitchen.
7 - Meetings
As if everything had not been bad enough, now you are called into a meeting. This meeting will probably distract you from the real work you were just trying to accomplish at your desk. Chances are, the meeting is to discuss even more job duties and more job strategies. Awesome. Who wouldn't love being even busier at work? Why not just add a few more hours to the work day while we're at it.
To top it all off, you still never got your nap, but you are expected to sit and look alert for an hour or two. That is next to impossible. Pull out your notebook and start doodling some pictures because you are going to be there for a long, long time.
8 - Phone
Why won't that ever stop ringing? So many co-workers and customers constantly calling and asking questions. Half of the questions have nothing to do with you, but the phone still keeps ringing. One of these days, the phone line will go down and it will be the greatest work day ever, but until then, stop everything you are doing and pick up that damn ringing phone.
9 - Technology
Why are all the computers, copiers, and printers all out to get you in the office? Why doesn't the printer ever just print? It has just one job duty and it can't even do that. If you only had one job duty and you did not know how to do it correctly, you would be fired. Why does the crappy printer get to stay? It even has the word "print" in it's name. Why does it never print?
By the way, it is never really jammed. I am convinced it just says that. Printers do not really jam, they were just put on this planet to annoy us all.
10 - Customers
Oh, those pesky customers! They are always walking in and asking stuff. They are always calling and questioning things. They are just so needy. Imagine where we would be without them? It would be so relaxing and wonderful... but oh wait, no one would have a job.
Oh, those interesting customers. Aren't they lovely? They always have such great ideas and they are so friendly. What's not to love?
The End is Here!
Finally, the end of the day comes and you've survived another work day. Good for you! The worst is surely behind you. Except that you have to come back to work tomorrow... and the day after... and the day after that... and the day after that.
Someone seriously needs to reconsider this Monday through Friday work week thing. And if you are lucky enough not to work or to have a flexible schedule, treasure it everyday! Some of us don't have those options.