One hour and fifty-two minutes. What about filing? Nope. Check emails and see if anyone has sent a quote to be proofed or an invoice to be entered. Done and nothing.
Resist the urge to go onto the net. Resist. Time is running out, just not fast enough.
Wendy rolled her shoulders, a twinge making her pause.
Damn I wish I had something to file, I could get up and move. Oh look at that, one hour and forty-nine minutes. Getting there.
I do have to order some new lock out tags that could take up some time. Find which retailer I need to go through, guess as to how many I’ll need, create a purchase order, write the email and send to the appropriate recipient. One hour and forty-four minutes.
Stare blankly at the computer screen.
The problem is that as soon as one person comes in and asks me to do something then everyone will start throwing their jobs my way. Haven’t they heard of spreading the love, keep me busy all day with dropping work onto my desk every so often, so I’m not bored? Even if I asked the other office girls if they have any jobs, they’ll struggle to find something for me. Don’t know if it’s the fact they can’t think of anything off of the top of their heads or if they’re hoarding their jobs because they fear the mind numbing boredom of having nothing to do.
One hour and thirty-nine minutes to go.
I wish I had a little wall around my desk, like those fancy receptionist desks where a client has to walk all the way up to it and look up and over and down onto the person hidden away. Then I could get away with reading a book. No-one would see me do it. Not until it was too late and most people make a lot of noise when they’re approaching.
Well, isn’t that an odd sensation? Watching as someone gives the other office girl another job, making her stop half way through her other current job, and here I am wanting to ask if they could give it to me. Bite your tongue, girl. That’s stealing from a fellow office girl.
One hour and thirty-five minutes.
So bored. If I go online I could check my personal emails. Maybe some company has sent out a newsletter telling me all about their new products and specials. That could be exciting for a few minutes. Or I could look up movie times and see what’s playing.
Finally; one hour and thirty minute to go.