Last week it felt like the office equipment was banning together to strike, as one by one they stopped working. Okay, so maybe it would have been more of a strike if it would have happened at the same time, but it happened close enough together to make an impression.
It started with our modem. Once we got that fixed, which was done by simply unplugging it, the copier had it’s turn. The quick unplug fix didn’t exactly work on the copier. It required a technician to walk us through reprogramming it to forget there was a jam that, by the way, really wasn’t there in the first place. And once that was fixed, the postage machine was throwing up it’s own error code. Now that fix was back to the basic unplug.
The pattern was clear: none of them were really broken, they only thought something was wrong.
So maybe if I could learn to unplug from my own problems at work, I could come back better too. Because, really, problems aren’t suppose to last forever. We should be able to fix them and, I guess, move onto new problems. I know, it isn’t perfect, but it’s got to be better than holding onto the same jam forever.