The Pits

You know, the really crappy thing about having a lousy, low-paying, brainless job is that when you make a mistake (which is inevitable, because we the people don't do anything perfectly), you feel like a huge moron. And if you're a temp on top of it, people often treat you like an even bigger moron.

Yes. I know we're using the new cover sheets for the TPS reports. I did get the memo. No, I don't need another copy, I have it right here. OK.


  1. I agree. Where is the respect for human dignity? A little compassion, please. I suppose these daily reminders are a blessing...we are human for now. I mean everyone, not just me.

  2. Anonymous12:04 AM

    Would some flair make you feel better? Here, have the little chapstick hanging on a keychain thingie they gave me at work today to put on my nametag as a sign of my TEAM SPIRIT! :)

    I don't know what kind of business you work for, but this is one of my favorite definitions of all time:

    "McJob: a low-pay, low-prestige, low-dignity, low benefit, no-future job in the service sector. Frequently considered a satisfying career choice by people who have never held one." -Douglas Coupland

  3. Well, you know what they say about people making big deals about things in inverse proportion to the actual importance of said things.

    The other day I asked someone who actually does spend most of his time doing things that are really significant to a lot of people how he maintains his equilibrium, and he said that he just remembers that nothing he does is all that imporant.

    I rest my case. Except to note that how poeple treat matters so much more than the cover sheets.

  4. Dude. Yeah, that's no fun.

    I like the McJob definition, Erin!

  5. hi there - off topic - wanted to know if you have any more info on inspirita stoles - cant seem to find them by hook or crook or googling. any help appreciated!


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