Sunday, December 12, 2010

All The Breaks

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.


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  3. What a great idea! Just unplug yourself. Many of my weekends have been ruined because I did't know where the outlet was to unplug myself. Now that I am retired I have all the time to unwind and contemplate the good life and never worry about my job and my boss.

  4. Jumped back to say thanks for commenting on my blog. Following along now. :)

    Now be careful what employment problems you wish to be solved. I did that and have been unemployed for over a year now. If it is equipment though, a swift kick never hurts :D
    Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

  5. i LOVE when the unplug it, plug it back in trick works!!! seriously, i'm always like THANK. GOD. because i hate to have to call customer service! :D

  6. RoseZ: I've been looking into different, quick ways to unplug. I'm thinking about trying yoga again, I know how much that has benefitted you. If you have some other suggestions, I would love to hear them.

  7. Jules: Thanks for coming over and following my blog! I appreciate your comment. I'm sorry to hear about your unemployment. I definitely don't want to lose my job. I'm hoping this blog will help me workout my issues so I can learn to love my job.

  8. Jess: LOL, Unfortunately we didn't know the unplug it trick until we received the instruction to try it from the customer service tech. But we will remember it for next time! :)
    Thanks for following me!