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November 10th, 2009


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10:48 pm - At the Facility on East 12th Street
So we just got Microsoft Office Communicator installed on all our systems. My boss was on her way to my cubicle when she turned and stepped back into her office to give the old IM a try. And this is what she said:

Boss: I forgot to say thanks for doing a good job during our 1:1.
Boss: Thanks.
Me: You're welcome? I don't know what I did.
Boss: You are very intelligent, capable, and dependable. I am reminded of it at least daily. I thought I should say thanks for that.
Boss: If you want me to send this in an e-mail so you can archive it. I will.
Me: Oh! Thank you. I really appreciate it.
Me: Oh, please do. I will pull it out and hug it.
Boss: LOL. I assume you heard that.

(She actually thought I was being sarcastic until I told her before I left that I really would like an e-mail. This is what she sent:
Thank you for being so intelligent, capable, and reliable.*

*Replicated statement from an IM earlier today. I think I lost some of the details, but the intended message remains.

Now don’t get all arrogant and full of yourself.

Smiley face, , :-}
The smiley faces are because we were joking about emoticons afterward.)

I keep waiting for someone to figure out I spend half my time messing around online and I am secretly a fuck-up, but I appear to be really bad at being a fuck-up. I must be some kind of fuck-down.
Current Mood: pleasedpleased
Current Music: Filter - I'm Not the Only One

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From:matchboxslayer
Date:November 11th, 2009 07:40 am (UTC)
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that's... AWESOME!

congrats.

now, you should print out a copy and crinkle it up, and every time she walks past your cubicle, you should pick it up and hug it. or maybe just pin it to your shirt.
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From:being_fulfilled
Date:November 11th, 2009 09:14 am (UTC)
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Your boss really is as awesome as Colin's boss!

Heh. That's pretty cool. You should get a hoodie made with that on it. Then you wouldn't be hugging it; it would be hugging you!
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From:kroki_refur
Date:November 11th, 2009 10:28 am (UTC)
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That's awesome!

I fucked about at least half of the time (probably more like three quarters) in the last two jobs I had, and then got accolades for being hugely efficient and useful. Clearly you are at least as awesome as me (if not more so)!
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From:spectralbovine
Date:November 11th, 2009 05:50 pm (UTC)
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Wow, and you're pretty awesome!
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From:spectralbovine
Date:November 11th, 2009 05:52 pm (UTC)
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Really? Do you have a link? I mean, sure, goofing off online lets me relax and gives me downtime so that I can then focus on getting work done (of course then while I work I frequently switch to online stuff so I don't go crazy).

Unless you just made this study up.
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From:ashfae
Date:November 12th, 2009 04:55 pm (UTC)
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From:etherealclarity
Date:November 11th, 2009 01:32 pm (UTC)
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I keep waiting for someone to figure out I spend half my time messing around online and I am secretly a fuck-up, but I appear to be really bad at being a fuck-up. I must be some kind of fuck-down.

I feel the same way!
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From:musesfool
Date:November 11th, 2009 02:39 pm (UTC)
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I keep waiting for someone to figure out I spend half my time messing around online and I am secretly a fuck-up, but I appear to be really bad at being a fuck-up. I must be some kind of fuck-down.

I am right there with you.

And good job!
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From:ashfae
Date:November 11th, 2009 03:32 pm (UTC)
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You so rock. =)

and even if you spend half of your time messing around online, the other half you are SPECTACULAR and it evens out, so nyah!
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From:spectralbovine
Date:November 11th, 2009 05:52 pm (UTC)
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Man, imagine how amazing I would be if I actually worked all day.
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From:ashfae
Date:November 11th, 2009 07:07 pm (UTC)
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Actually there was a study done recently that taking a little time here and there to muck about *increases* productivity rather than the other way around; it reduces stress, plus your brain is still working on the stuff that needs doing in the background. So there! =)
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From:spectralbovine
Date:November 11th, 2009 07:15 pm (UTC)
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maxymama just mentioned the same study! SOMEONE GIVE ME A LINK.
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From:ashfae
Date:November 12th, 2009 04:54 pm (UTC)
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From:spectralbovine
Date:November 12th, 2009 06:09 pm (UTC)
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Sweeeet. I just sent it to my co-workers. And my boss.

Edited at 2009-11-12 06:09 pm (UTC)
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From:prophetkristy
Date:November 11th, 2009 07:39 pm (UTC)
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Awww, yay! You deserve that.
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From:chrryblssmninja
Date:November 11th, 2009 09:14 pm (UTC)
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YOU CAN'T HELP BUT APPEAR LIKE A DILLIGENT WORKER. THIS IS YOUR CURSE.

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