Thursday, September 28, 2006
I think I have the strangest job in the world. I wonder how many of you will agree...or how many of you have similar jobs.
Normally, in a typical office (pictured at left), you may notice your co-worker slacking off . Perhaps they are playing video games. But what if your job is playing video games. How do you slack off? What do you do when you should play video games, or just look like you are playing video games?
I look around and notice my colleagues have started up hockey pools. Some surf the net. Some watch Futurama. Some actually still play video games, albiet different games from the ones we are supposed to play.
What I do? I write blogs, read blogs, make inane comments on other blogs, check out perezhilton or Pink is the New Blog (both of which drive me nuts and yet I can't stay away). I check the only email account that works, I text people, I look at Youtube, check out my old job's website and laugh. I'm not actually doing my job, which means I am pretending to play video games...you know, make "gamer" noises, jiggle the joystick, etc, all while doing anything but. That strikes me as odd, as far as jobs go (and sounds a bit perverted too). What am I getting paid for again?
Yesterday they threatened to take away my Hi Def TV and replace it with a smaller model. I rock paper scissored my way out of it.
As if that's not enough, we get to do "team building" events. So, this Friday, from 1-5pm, my "Team NBA Next Gen" get to have a BBQ and then have our own cutesy competition. We are all divided into teams of 6 and get to make up "Kooky Team Names" and "Fun Cheers." Then we get to take part in Sports Day type activities such as blindfolded softball tossing and who can stuff the most marshmallows in their mouth. Luckily, I can fit a lot in my mouth but this whole blindfolded sports thing is a disaster. I hated Sports Day at school with a passion because I would always let my team down. This isn't going to be any different.
Have I mentioned I am the only girl in the whole competition?
After writing this post I set out for the washroom and noticed an entire row of people just sitting around and intently watching a DVD of The Office. On another row, the FIFA people are playing Guitar Hero on PS2 and riffing away. Doesn't anyone actually do any work around here???
Later discovered that when most people slack off here, they are doing this: Line Rider. And it's so damn addicting. Sigh. Now I'll never get anything done.