May 22, 2006

Hurry Up and Wait!

I'm sitting in my office in Summer City right now. I've been here for about 2 hours now. Frankly, I'm impressed that I even FOUND the office, given all the problems that I've been having with the streets in Summer City. Anyway, I met my supervisor again, took a quick tour of the office, was given some paperwork to fill out, and was told to clean off the desk in the office where I'll be working this summer.

Yeah, I finished all of that thirty minutes ago. Now I'm waiting for my supervisor to come back into my office so we can go over to the courthouse. Apparently, I can't look at any case files until I've completed the necessary "training" for both the county AND the state. So far in my work week, I've determined that my light panel has 36 panels, my ceiling has 45 panels, my clock's battery stopped ticking at 10:54 am, and I can blog under the guise that I'm streaming my LaunchCast radio station.

Is this how it is working for The Man?

UPDATE (12:05pm) I've now refilled my tape dispenser and my stapler. I've gone on a office supply run... still no sign of the supervisor. Good lord.


At May 22, 2006 11:31 AM, Blogger Earl said...

Heads up dear,about blogging at work. IT knows every website you go to. So they can easily know you have a blog. If you went there even once. Just so you know.
With me, IT and I have an agreement.
I send most of my postings in via email. You never actually go to a blog website that way. Usually places don't have to much issue with visiting various blogs, but they may have issues with something you may say on your blog about them.
And counting ceiling tiles reminds me of a line in Roxanne:
Roxanne Kowalski: You even got me in bed.
C.D. Bales: Yeah. Yeah, what about that? You went to bed with him on your first date.
Roxanne Kowalski: Only because you seduced me. I would have never gone to bed with him otherwise.
C.D. Bales: You still went to bed with him awfully fast! A few frilly words and you're counting ceiling tiles.
Roxanne Kowalski: I don't even consider that I went to bed with him!
C.D. Bales: Well, somebody was up there, and it's for goddamn sure it wasn't me!

At May 22, 2006 11:44 AM, Blogger The BLS said...

Wade: Even if I'm not plugged into their network, but via a wireless connection somewhere in the building?

At May 23, 2006 5:01 AM, Blogger HMC said...

The Man knows. The only thing with govt and I may be wrong considering I work for the federal govt not the state, is that they really don't give a shit. I was basically told that as long as I didn't run a business off my machine or do an illegal stuff, I was pretty clear. I pretty much only blog from my computer and I'm still here. =)

At May 23, 2006 1:42 PM, Blogger The BLS said...

HMC: Oh, I KNOW you're looking at massive amounts of porn, too.... :) AND, I just found out (via my sneaky conversational skills) that State Agency does NOT have wireless service, which is how I am connecting to the Internet. So I'm safe. For now. I'm pretty sure I'm jacking the Internet service from one of the many law firms in the immediate area....


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