“Oh Great Bob, ye who hath given and taken away, I raise my arms in jubilation and praise to you name, for thou has bestowed upon me some months of heavenly SLACK. I was not worthy for such a gift, but found myself nonetheless enjoying peaceful days of sunshine, coffee, and doing whatsoever I damned well pleased whilst at the same time being paid. These were indeed noble times and I will be forever grateful. Whilst others slaved away earning their living, I slowly became invisible and unknown amongst the computers and office furniture. My manager barely knows my name! But, using your sacred techniques of pink mind-bending and manipulation, my happy smile and lack of complaint or fuss allowed me to surf along, humming quietly and shaving off a tiny portion of the retail industry’s profits to nourish myself.
Alas, these times are over. As I close the book on my office-drone days, forever if Bob wills it to be so, I will look back and rejoice that at the end of the day I did not let the system get me down. It might look like laziness but I fought for my right to SLACK! And now I have tasted of it, my life will never be the same again..”
*cough*. Yes, this is the closing few minutes of my part time office job. From tomorrow, it’s full time at the uni and a refocusing on myself, my massage, my art and health. This job was getting me nowhere and if I cared about building a career in office life I would have been severly cynical and depressed by now..though if that’s what I was aiming for I never would have moved to Exeter I would have gone to London or some such thing.
So I’ve “tied up loose ends” (clear all the files I want of the computer, get my emails etc) and am packing up my teabags and Sacred Chalice of Bob.(a heavily stained mug) I have survived this nauseating place intact and I am proud to be getting out of office life. If all goes to plan, I will walk out the door and never go back into it. I’m too lazy and self-serving to work for someone else, especially a retail company, anyway 😉
From now though, things will get busier…I’ve got some interesting plans forming…