This is a prompted post for Working Mom Wednesday. I'm responding to "#2. Show us your life/ room/ work/ house/ drive to work, etc. in pictures!"
Geek goth mom style
This is my cube. I work in IT at an automotive supplier. One of my fellow IT coworkers said my cube looked goth and he thought I was going to throw a rave party.
12:00: This is a hood covering the top of my cube, shielding me from the evil, skin melting fluorescent lights that beam down from above. If I could, I would encase my entire cube. I'm part IT geek, part vampire, part migraine-sufferer. I HATE the light. Please -- put me in a dark room. At all times.
2:00: The cold and flu viruses (plushy version), as well as my dragon neopet. I figure if I keep the viruses on my desk, then I can't get infected. Nice idea in theory.
3:00: Some photos I took at a Japanese garden. They are to keep me calm. Ohm.
4:00: Water and Diet Mountain Dew. This is what sustains all IT workers. Male IT workers might go for the full-sugar version of the Dew. Also, my fancy work phone and headset that I live on all day to call various areas of the world, including India, China, Germany, Slovakia and Holland (i.e. Holland, Michigan). I live on conference calls, and rarely meet my teammates in person.
5:00: Paper. Used for doodling during meetings. And scratching things down when I'm sharing my screen with others, and can't pop up Notepad.
6:00: My ergonomic chair. Yes, that is a chair, I swear. The chairs at work SUCK. I threw out my back last year, including having permanent nerve damage in my leg. I brought this chair into work because they will only give me a different chair that also sucks.
8:00: Headset hooked to my laptop. I can use it for an IP phone when I'm not at my desk, or listening to Pandora.com when I want to drown out the forklift.
9:00: (From left to right). My anniversary award. An award for a project I was on. My wedding picture. Tissues. Cool purple light. Hand lotion. Calendar. My laptop.
10:00: PMI certification. That means I'm an IT project manager. AKA I'm mom at work, too. Plus, lots of pictures of the kids and my niece. And, my conference call info.
11:00: Cool purple lights, and skeleton kitty.
Dead center: Monitor, keyboard, mouse and my worry stone.
I hope you enjoyed the tour.
Conference call h*ll
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