Friday, April 25, 2008
I subverted the patriarchy today!
I have never been happier to see a Friday. I have a list of stuff I want to blog about -- and it's a mile long, no joke.
But I just have to share why I have been MIA. For those of you who don't know, I work for a giant international corporation-- does that impress you? It shouldn't. I work at the front desk as the receptionist-- ooh the power. This means I frequently get super lame 'projects' on behalf of the big-wigs who just don't have the time in their busy, busy days to type their own memos etc.
This Monday (also, my birthday) I was saddled me with one of the lamest projects I've had to date: A giant 3-ring binder with at least 100 pages of typed text. My job... was to RETYPE IT ALL into a word document. So -- that sucked hardcore. I typed for 8 hours straight every day this week and I'm not even halfway done.
(Hence me not going anywhere near a keyboard on my free time).
If you can't imagine it being any worse.. jut wait. There were entire sections on, "What a partner's golf swing says about his business style." *head desk* It gets even better. All the references to secretaries-- female pronouns and all the mangers and sales people-- you guessed it-- male pronouns. Naturally I had to do SOMETHING.
So I switched all these references so now the women are out golfing and making business deals and the men are working the front desk -- it's my mini-revolution.
What have you done this week to subvert the patriarchy?
Posted by Tobes at 9:48 PM