November 29, 2010

For those of you who know me well, you will definitely know that I work extremely long hours. I can’t complain though since it’s not like I have a life anyways coz the pay is pretty decent. And I am sure that I am not the only one in this crazy world to do so though. However, some of you may not realise that you too may have been overworked and underpaid . Now, being the “expert” in this arena, allow me to share some tell-tale signs on whether you have been spending waayyy too much time at the office…like me. Maybe someday we can all sit down over coffee and bitch about our crazy bosses share our challenging career experiences 🙂

  1. The first time you leave office when there is still daylight..you missed your car at its designated parking lot as you can’t remember what it looks like under the sun
  2. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Hah! Not only do you know what it means.. your face is right next to the definition in the American Medical Journal
  3. You call the McD delivery hotline, recognise the operator’s voice and ask about his kids
  4. Likewise, the McD delivery hotline operator picks up the phone, recognises your voice and rattles off your “Big Mac extra cheese, no pickle, lots of ketchup and strawberry milkshake” order before you can even say ” I would like  a….” 
  5. You answer your mobile phone with “XYZ communications..(*insert company name here) how may I assist you?” 
  6. The last time you saw your wife..she WAS STILL pregnant
  7. You have a spare set of towels, clothes and toiletries in the house in case you have to stay back at home
  8. You have paperclips, post- it-notes, and a stapler in your handbag instead of lipstick, foundation and perfume
  9. You spend alot of time chilling, pouring your heart out and sharing your deepest most intimate secrets with your best friend… the tea lady!!! 
  10. Whilst trying to leave on time for once, the boss looked at you, looked at his watch, did a double take and say “Hmm.. on half day aren’t we?”

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