Wednesday, January 4, 2012

First Day At Work

Happy New Year!

Today was my first day at work in the new year. What a wonderful and remarkable day it was, you will not believe it. The first signs showed up very early in the morning when I took the bike and I had wind from my back. "That's odd", thought I, "Murphy must be sleeping".

At the office, I rubbed my eyes in utter disbelief, just to make sure I was not dreaming. The weeks I'd been away were used to the full and the offices were redecorated. Some desks were taken out and, I swear I'm not kidding, they managed to rearrange them so that everybody would get a nice view from their spot. Again, I never thought that such a design was even possible!



When I opened the computer, which was readjusted to match my posture!, I read an email from the staff in which they announced new policies for the employees. Which I gladly salute! There were a few good ones, among which one concerning the stress for those who do do the work - they are allowed one hour a day to spend on social networks, chat, blogs, etc, so that they would have the daily burden reduced.

Then, maybe the best one!, I spoke to my boss about various things: holiday, kids, resuming the work of the last year, new projects. In the course of the conversations he told me that, although unofficially, the promotion for which I had worked so hard would eventually land on my side. "Don't beat the drums yet", he added while patting me on the shoulder. You know, fuck it! I can't keep quiet about it, this must come on the blog at least.

One of the huge surprises came from the canteen. We used to have a crummy one, always crowded, with a parsimonious offer, mostly frozen things. Wow, wow, wow. They cancelled two or three conference rooms and they expanded the old canteen, transforming it in a nice restaurant. And the spread they have now, hat off! If you think that was all, check this: they dropped the prices by 50%. Long live the subsidies!

Just before I went home I met a new face at the coffee machine. The new secretary assistant manager of our department. You know what they say: a beautiful woman is one I notice, a charming one is one who notices me. She was a charming beauty! Small talk went on so easily, I told her about my blog, she was thrilled :).

Indeed, what a good day today! May it be copy-pasted for the whole year. As for my new year's resolutions, the most prominent one is to never give up dreaming!

5 comments:

  1. Haha, I was already thinking that the one sleeping was you, not Murphy! I wish all your dreams come true this year! I'm still having second thoughts about the secretary though...

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  2. Hopelijk droomd Murphy niet als die slaapt. Alvast gefeliciteerd met je nog niet officiele, maar wel dik verdiende promotie!
    Groetjes, Adina

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  3. @Adina:
    Mersi, mersi, nu ma las din visat, dupa cum am zis :D

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  4. I expected the story to end with "and then I woke up" :))).

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  5. @Lore: I was at work, so I had to wake up as well. To go home ;-)

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