Last Office Left in Sydney…

Wonderful, so, that leaves us as the only office left in Sydney. The grand scheme to spread outside of Melbourne didn’t work out, so where there were once seven offices, they’ve been steadily shut down until it’s just us. At least the layoffs haven’t started yet here, but it’s only a matter of time. And … [Expand…]

Suck Up to the Bosses, Have a Car!

Oh, so now Andrea has a company car. How nice for Andrea. No idea how she managed to score that one, since it’s not like we can suck up to bosses who do not exist. Suppose she must’ve done something good, because she seems to be the darling of the shadowy higher-ups. Just got sent … [Expand…]

Dental AND Automotive, What a Job…

So the shadowy bosses have spoken: we don’t get dental services in our employee package, and travel times are not compensated. Great. I just love working here, where the job changes every couple of weeks, the rules change with double the frequency and Debbie keeps stealing everyone’s parking space. I swear she makes the rounds … [Expand…]

Power Returns to the People!

So it only took about eight weeks of picketing, several letters to the boss and maybe even a few sneaky emails to the management. And then there was the multi-plug in the boss’ bed, which I hope sent the right message. It was supposed to be a message saying “let us have one of these … [Expand…]

Kids Definitely Have it Better

I’m not saying I want to start identifying as a six-year-old or anything, but going back to childhood sure does sound super nice. I could go for it every now and then, what with the pressures of modern life and all. Or maybe they’re just the pressures of this particular office. Wouldn’t surprise me. Sometimes … [Expand…]

Windows Now, I Suppose

So today we got a mystery delivery of packages to the office, which had me instantly worried. Big, nondescript boxes with no proper information on the label. Absolutely anything could’ve been in there; maybe a bomb, or stacks of adult magazines, or a shipment of bananas that got lost in transit and is now mouldy … [Expand…]

I’ll Take Some Luxury Accommodation, Thank You

Oh yes. Now I could get used to working for a client that does luxury accommodation, yes sir I could. See, this is why I took that client liaison position. Longer hours, more interaction with people and sometimes we have to travel outside the office to other offices in Melbourne: everyone said I was crazy. … [Expand…]

I Am Definitely On Board with Antennas

Antennas now. Really. Eh, I can work with it. Streaming and the internet and whatever might be pretty good, but I do love a bit of regular, home-grown, scheduled television. I never once downloaded ‘Fantasy’, I’ll have you know. I waited until it was on TV and watched it with the rest of the 50-year-olds … [Expand…]

We’ll Just NOT Have Tinted Windows

This has become a daily occurrence. I come to my desk, I look at my email and it’s one from the bosses, saying that a client will no longer be working with us. But good news, we’ve picked up some other deadbeat company! Yeah, until Lawrence Corp steals THEM from us as well, and we … [Expand…]

I’m Totally Passionate About Welding or Whatever

Now I’m in trouble. The boss seems to have finally noticed that a few of us are…well, ‘low-energy’. Low-energy means less productivity, so we’re having a motivational seminar, with a twist. Ordinary motivational seminars I can handle; we have them every now and then, and I know exactly where to sit to avoid audience participation. … [Expand…]