The story of a day in the life of an unsuccessful office worker

9:25am The close of the meeting

The meeting closes.  

I have made a poor impression this morning and Bill does not appear to be happy. I’d better look motivated for the time being.  

“I’ll have a copy of those reports on your desk before Thursday.” I mention to Adam Johnson, attempting to sound like I truly regret not having been able to present them today. “I’m really sorry we didn’t have them today.”  

“Good man,” he replies. 

“Stewie,” begins Linda Darley, in a comforting, sympathetic tone. “Don’t worry about it mate. It wasn’t your fault that the server was down. It’s the bloody IT department’s fault.” 

“Yeah, but it just gets to me sometimes you know.” I maintain my façade about being upset. “I mean, it’s absolutely critical that we move forward quickly with this project. So it’s very frustrating when you guys don’t have access to reports like this at meetings because of technology problems. You know, it’s just not good enough.” 

Comments

  1. mitesh
    October 27th, 2007 | 12:50 pm

    thanx for the appreciation andrew….
    you doing a great job yourself

  2. October 29th, 2007 | 6:48 pm

    Thanks Mitesh.

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