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All Work And No Blogging

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.

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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.

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About Jamie C. Baker

“Long time no see. I only pray the caliber of your questions has improved.” - Kevin Smith

Posted on January 29, 2015, in Work and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Tubberpottimus… one of my favorite.

  2. I loved your work stories, especially those involving Tubberpottimus. I always wondered, did those in your work place ever know that you were blogging about them?

    • I kept it away from them 🙂 But recently, my former boss from the chiropractic office I worked at contacted me regarding this site. He demanded I take an article down because it was “defamatory” towards him. The article was about a doctor who worked for us part time who was arrested in his other practice for prescribing too many pain killers to patients. It did not mention my former boss by name, nor did it claim any illegal activity happened in that office or any of his other offices. I didn’t say anything that wasn’t reported in the news and was quite shocked that it even happened. I deleted his message to me and did not alter the article.

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