I love where I work. My job itself has its ups and downs and, since I work only part-time, Lord knows I'm not getting rich at it. Some days are very quiet and peaceful, like today. Days like this tend to balance out the days that are pure insanity straight from the lower circles of hell. The perks are worth it, though. There are two dogs here today, a Beagle and a Golden Retriever. This is a very dog-friendly building, where pretty much every day is Bring Your Dog to Work Day. It's not a large building. There's our suite and 3 insurance agencies upstairs, and another law firm and a company that publishes a construction industry magazine downstairs. The animal-friendly atmosphere ensures that there's at least one dog cruising through my office every day, which is why I keep dog treats on hand.
The dress code around here is also pretty laid back and informal. The insurance people wear jeans and "office casual" most of the time. My boss always wears a shirt and tie, because you just never know when somebody's going to walk in and he likes to at least look professional. My work clothes alternate between pants and skirts/simple dresses, never anything "fussy." I'll only wear a suit and heels if we have something really important scheduled and I have to be there. I generally don't wear jeans to work unless I know there's nothing scheduled and I'm not going to have to go to the courthouse for anything. There's no boss today, no clients, and no reason to go to the courthouse, so I'm in jeans.
Just about everybody in here has a TV in their office. I have a teeny little flat-screen on my desk, and I do mean teeny. I have a radio or CD player on in the mornings, and the TV in the afternoons when ... just about everybody in the building is watching their soaps. The insurance people have cable on their TVs, but I don't, mainly because my boss won't pay for it. Which is fine; I don't need it. If there's some earth shattering news, I can always go to somebody else's office and see CNN.
We have free parking, which is a relative rarity downtown these days. I have Internet access here, obviously. We use it for a lot of business-related activities. It saves a lot of legwork now that a lot of court records are accessible online. I do love having the freedom to read my own e-mail and do my own online stuff during the work day.
All in all, it's a great place to work and I couldn't care less that I'm not making the big bucks. I've been there and done that. This is better.
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Maybe you guys could sort these out today?
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