I swore to myself when I started keeping this blog that I wouldn’t turn it into a forum for moaning about work, that if I mentioned it at all it would be only be in passing, a way to get to another point. Before I was medicated I had one major thought, "I’M SO TIRED!" Little did I know there was another thought eagrely waiting in the wings for its chance to shine. That thought is, "I hate my job, I hate my job and in other news, I fucking hate my job."
A little glimmer of excitement still existed however. "My five-year anniversary is coming up at this stupid place," I thought to myself, "at least I’ll get a present." The firm sends you a link to an online catalogue of the gifts you can choose from. Some of the offerings: clock radio, an engraved pen, a coffee machine, a mantle clock. Why not just give me a t-shirt that says, "I worked at [firm logo] for five years and all I got was this lousy coffee maker!" Okay, okay, I should be grateful I’m getting anything right?! But do you know what they give out for five year anniversaries at my husband’s firm? iPods!!!
Sure, if the coffee maker was a Kitchenaid I might be impressed. It’s not though. It is a Sunbeam. Did you know that on its website Sunbeam does not even currently list coffee makers as one of it’s products? If I were feeling more energetic I would draw some kind of comparison here between the extinct product and my value as an employee. I think you get the idea anyway.