Saturday, April 23, 2011

Work it girl, work it!!!

I should probably start off with a disclaimer. So I will.

Big massive disclaimer: I work in a small office of less than 15 people (including myself) with the VP’s office in our suite. Everyone is very laid back and loves to joke with each other but within means. The men in the office are not vulgar and show respect to us ladies. Everyone in the office is also hard-working.

With all that said, we have occasional moments like these:

There’s a throw blanket in the office that originally meant for some couches in our old suite. The VP made a comment about the blanket being inappropriate, something about how it made the area with the couches look like a scene for a dirty video. Now that we’ve moved into a new building, we’ve got a bigger suite and the VP has a bigger office with the couches placed in there. The old throw blanket was found and while the VP was gone on business, R, as a joke, draped the blanket over one of the couches. We had plans to take the gag a bit farther but felt that anything else would have been inappropriate. Well, today R was off but the VP was back. He grabbed the blanket, brought it back to our area, and said “My office is not a brothel” and proceeded to wrap my guest chair with it. So I asked him “Then what are you trying to say about me?!”  He apologizes and puts it on R’s chair (I told him it was her idea, she's known him since before he was VP). He said it was a good joke.

The office blankie
Later in the afternoon (Good Friday was a slow day for us) we had a moment of inactivity. As previously mentioned we recently moved into a new building but we did so before construction completed. For the most part the office is in decent condition but there are a few minor fix-ups to be done. One of these minor fix-ups it one of the conference/guest rooms in the front. We have the door to the room but no wall. The room has been missing a wall for at least a couple of weeks and this should have been done by now. Two of the ladies that work in the front w/me suggested that someone stand halfway in/out and someone else take a picture to send to building management. Guess who volunteered?!

I'm in 2 places at once!!!
Although I don't plan on working here forever, I like the environment and the people. The job isn't too stressful and we occasionally have moments of humor.

Next blog I'll talk about the construction workers around the office and practical jokes done by our sales guys to each other.

R's easy button. It says "That was easy!" when you hit it.


  1. and who said blogging wasn't easy.

  2. If I could have a law nerd moment here, I found it hilarious that you pointed out at the top that your office has less than 15 employees, since that is the number that makes a business subject to the sex discrimination/harassment/hostile workplace laws.

    You know: The kind of laws that lead to lawsuits that inevitably quote incidents like, well, all the incidents you set out here.

    Ha! Being able to have a sense of humor at work is a great (and rare) thing these days...

  3. @KatyDid don't see what was wrong with the "room with a door but no wall" incident...

  4. you have a nice job, im jealous

  5. @JerseyDave: It is after clicking that picture!

    @KatyDid: Does this mean that I need to delete this post? I tried to make it clear that no one was offended or felt uncomfortable by the joke which, according to my psych & law, industrial organizational psych, business ethics, and HR management classes (I've got a business and a psych. degree) that in order for something to be considered sexual harassment it has to create a hostile work environment and/or prevent someone from getting a raise, a promotion, or keeping their job unless they do a sexual act in exchange. None of which has happened. No one was forced to do anything and the environment is anything but hostile let alone uncomfortable.

    Whew. Longer than I intended but your comment made me feel like I had to defend where I work and my co-workers. I guess that would have been a better disclaimer. . .

    @ -E- : Bahahahahahahahaha! Agreed! ;)

    @ed: If it makes you feel any better I don't have a high paying position. =P

  6. "a high paying position" oh my gosh I love it when you talk dirty.

  7. OMG. Mr. Dave, I'm going to have to delete this post b/c of you!

  8. nice office job FTW. One day I'll achieve such awesomeness.

  9. I just spent an hour reading your blog. When is it appropriate to tell you I'm in love?

  10. You should have asked him how he knew what a brothel looked like.

  11. This makes me miss working at my old job. My coworkers were a lot like this... very colorful. Hell, I worked with a former-heroin addict greaser (50's style, with pompadour and all), a male-to-female transgender who went from 'Jeff' to 'Jessica' in a year's time, and a man who married two women at once.

    I wouldn't have had it any other way.

  12. @MRanthrope: Yes, I too believe you will!

    @Justin: 9:53 on April 24th sounds about good. ;) Who are you in love with? ;)

    @Gorilla Bananas: My screen name for almost anything is funkymunkynat and I LOVE apes and monkeys. You are fucking awesome. Also, I wouldn't be surprised at how he'd know, he travels a lot and that includes Europe!

    @Beer for the Shower: Dude, I bet your job atmosphere was even cooler than mine! We really don't have anyone quite like your former work buddies. Everyone is pretty low-key. =P

  13. I love it when my first comment on a blog says.. Hey.. I have an award for you.. I'd love if you'd accept it.. :D :D :D
    (I really do have that award for you. :|)

  14. Absolutely wonderful!
    It takes courage to play in a world which doesn't play. Keep up the right attitude!! :)

  15. just so you know, I throw blankets over every piece of furniture and pretend its a dirty movie. I just sit there and pretend. I get looks...