At my company, if you are an hourly employee, you have to clock in on arrival and departure so they can pay you properly. And this is done on the computer (though I really wish we had the old fashioned punch cards and tie clocks, but I am on old fashioned kind of gal). Normally this is not an issue, but if an employee was running a few minutes late, because say, the new guy moving into the condo on the second floor felt the need to park a moving truck in front of my car, thus preventing me from leaving on time, this can sometimes be an issue.
See, my computer has been taking FOREVER to start up in the morning. Seriously, it’s like my PC is reenacting the scene from the hangover where Stu is just wandering around the hotel room thinking “What the hell happened here?”
That being said, I sometimes go and use someone else’s computer to punch in. This small act has opened up a window into the lives and souls of my coworkers. Basically, I am amazed by how unorganized their desktop icons are. There doesn’t seem to be any rhyme or reason to them. They are in any order and they certainly aren’t in straight lines on the screen.
Maybe I’m anal, but I can’t do my job if my desktop isn’t organized. I have a small picture as my wallpaper (Which I change frequently) but all my icons are lined up on either side like a chess board. The ones on the left are the less frequently used ones and administrative icons while the ones on the right are those I can’t live without.
Anyone would be able to sit down at my computer and find exactly what they need.
So dear co-workers, clean up your desktops so I don’t have to go searching for the Virtual Time Clock when I show up a few minutes late.
Yes, it is all about me. You had doubts?
~ The Office Scribe
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