All Work And No Blogging
Posted by Jamie C. Baker
Back when I worked for the National Guard Finance office, I spent a healthy amount of time writing about the various people I observed and the events that took place. Tubberpottimus, the bane of my very existence, was a frequently covered topic, as it was either write about her or go absolutely insane. Now that I’m out of there and settled into my new position, I find myself wanting to write about so many things but being 100% unable to do so.
We have very strict policies in my office. Cell phone usage is strictly prohibited except in break rooms or outside. This includes talking, texting, or even taking it out to check the time. Training materials, notebooks, and anything else with company information on it or written in it cannot leave the property. Unless you have a photo pass, like I do, you cannot take pictures or record videos. Even with my badge, I cannot take a photo on site and post it to Twitter; it has to be a photo for on-site company use.
The days of forwarding my husband funny emails I receive are over. If someone decorates my desk for my birthday, you won’t see it. And as much as I want to share some of the insane things that happen here sometimes, I have to keep my mouth shut. It drives me absolutely insane. I love sharing crazy stories from the office, and we have more than enough here on a daily basis. But because I love this job, there is zero workaround, so you guys are going to have to miss out on a lot of WTF moments.
At the end of the day, I’m just glad to have a job that I love. It feels like it’s been forever and a day since I was able to say that and mean it. I work somewhere that changes lives. I support and help run an office that is bringing amazing things to the world. And I don’t answer phones, deal with customers, greet clients or visitors, or file a single thing. As far as having to keep my mouth shut… who knows, maybe I’ll write a book.