Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Working Mom Wednesday: Beep! Beep! Beep!

Ever have a really annoying sound that periodically interrupts...

Beep! Beep! Beep!

....your day?

A noise that just ruins your train of thought,

Beep! Beep! Beep!

...and gets on your nerves? 

Recently, I had to move cubicle locations from one building to another (yes, I work in a cube).  I wasn't too worried about this move, because I've already moved two times before at my current job.  This time I moved into an area called the "highbay" -- it's got really high ceilings.  :)

Beep! Beep!  Beep!

What was I talking about?  Anyway.  I work in IT.  We like quiet. You could put us in dark closets and we would work very efficiently.  I spend all day on conference calls and typing on my computer.  E-mails, action items, deliverables, flowcharts, data, requirements, blah blah.  What we don't like is stuff that breaks our ...

Beep! Beep! Beep!

Geez.  I don't remember what I was going to say.  That beeping!  Ack!  I think I'm going crazy! 

What is that freaking beeping???? 

Oh .... wait....

....there's a forklift in here! 


A forklift?

In my office?

Yes.  A forklift in my office. 

It moves stuff that my company makes... I guess.  I don't know. 

I don't make stuff... I work in IT. 

We like quiet!
This post is in response to ...

The question was "If you could change one thing about your job, ....

Beep! Beep! Beep!

what would it be?"

P.S. I love my job.  It's awesome.  I work with great people, have interesting work, and have management who value work/life balance.  So... anybody know how to disable a forklift? Or just make it stop beeping?


Sarah said...

I had to laugh at your post. I've never had a forklift in my office, but I was on the hunt over the winter for a clanging noise that was coming from somewhere in the ceiling. We never did find out what caused it...

Julia said...

this is sooooo funny. what a great post!! that would drive me bonkers!!!!!! loved your writing style today, so fluid and story-like!!

WTH am I Doing? said...

Wow, I wish I had realized working mommy Wednesday was back! :( Oh, well. Maybe next week.

Stopping by from Julia's link. :) I know exactly what you mean about being locked in a dark closet with quiet. I'm in marketing (don't hold that against me), but I'm essentially a database guru & paper pusher (Psssst! Hey, you! You wanna try some papers? These government forms are really hot right now...they'll make you feel like you've never felt before!!). I sit on the other side of a cube wall from some very loud (occasionally bossy) engineers. I spend a lot of my day staring at my screen wishing for quiet...

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