It's Wednesday again.
I don't want to go to work. I've only been there since October and I'm now starting to have serious talks with myself over the value of staying, or at least starting to explore my options now that I'm settled again.
Suddenly it's like working for the Gestapo. First we get notification that there has been a serious office wide abuse of the internet during work hours and that we are not to use the internet for non-work related things. Even on our lunchs. OK I can accept that. makes lunch a bit boring when i can't check my email or update my LJ to say how sucky my day's been but OK. From what I have heard something like 5-8 people have been fired for not listening and continuing to surf the internet and use IM and stuff while during work hours.
Next we get notification that there seems to be a lot of unnecessary personal calls during work hours. In fact anything longer than 15 minutes and we might get a call from the phone police asking us who we were talking to and was it really work related. This is annoying since I've been known to be on HOLD with Buffalo Water Department for like a hour at times trying to get information for a file.
But apparently they are now cracking down to monitoring who everyone is calling and for how long. I'm not sure if they are doing the reverse and seeing who is calling us or not.
They yesterday we get a email saying that all cell phones must be turned off when we enter the office because the use of personal cell phones during work hours is now prohibited as well. We can only use our cell phones when we are on lunch and must be in a break room or outside when we do it so that they are sure we are not working and talking at the same time.
THIS I think is extreme. How are parents now supposed to check on their kids and make sure they got home from school ok. How are we supposed to get called if there is an emergency?
I think that punishing the entire office for the acts of a few is rediculous. Putting in sweeping mandates to regulate a few that need to be talked to and/or let go is beyond belivable.
And get this... they do this to all of us.. but IT gets to have a fucking fooz-ball table and dart board in their office and can play it anytime they want?????? How is this fair?!?!?!
said when I told her... "When's the memo coming that you all must be fitted with catheters so that you won't even need to get up to go pee?"
I hate people.
And I hate Wednesday.
Oh well, off to work and this horrible 1pm-9pm shift.
Just shoot me now.... please?