Don’t ever tell anyone you’re bored at work. Don’t even think it to yourself. That crap will come back and bite you in the butt.
I admit it. I was bored for a little while. Busy periods would come and go, and then I’d have a little down time. I could plan future blog topics. I could easily have time to make a doctor’s appointment. Check my calendar. Email a friend. Not any more.
I’ve been assigned another attorney to work for and my desk is crazy! Depositions, court filings, notices, calendars, new file openings. I’m not complaining, but sometimes I wonder “Am I too old for this?”
When I was younger (and many years before Prozac), everything drove me nuts. I would want to scream at my attorneys (on the inside!) and wish they would just plan their day and not bother me with last-minute paperwork. Of course, this was before we could email documents to the court and electronically file documents. We used a lot of paper back then. Nowadays, we can do the majority of our job sitting in our desk chair using a keyboard.
Zelda Fitzgerald: She refused to be bored chiefly because she wasn’t boring.
Speaking of keyboards, I use an ergonomic keyboard, which allows your hands to spread out as your type. I’ve been at this desk a year (I started temping here last February) and was given a shiny new keyboard. And now I notice, I’ve worn off the E, R, A and S keys. If I didn’t know how to type by touch, I wouldn’t be able to find those keys!
Has that happened to you? I wonder if the firm would be agreeable to supplying me with a new keyboard since I could totally prove that I type all day!