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Office Nerd

After a two year gap from office-buttmonkeying, I can honestly say I’m very glad to be back.

I may be incredibly flippant about the kind of work I do, but I must say that I couldn’t be more pleased to be elbows-deep in printer guts, rasslin’ Excel into making attractive charts, and marching boxes of superannuated files down to the archive room.

I spent hours yesterday jackassing around with Excel, trying to replicate a presentation for which the template had been long lost. I haven’t quite got it yet, but I feel that I’m getting closer. And when I finally get it to go, by gosh and by golly I’m saving a copy for future use! It’s kind of a pain in the butt, but also kind of interesting. I’m learning and making something all at once, and that’s what I like to do.

That and be efficient. I’m still working on that one; there hasn’t been a fulltime office buttmonkey in there for probably on five years, and so files are stowed away willy-nilly, things are saved at random, or not at all. There will be a dozen drafts of a document, but the final copy? Was there ever one? So in the midst of whipping that mess into order, I’m called upon to retrieve files, make copies, create new documents, and sometimes, being at the mercy of resources that are hard-to-locate or might not even exist, I end up taking way longer to accomplish things than I’m anything like comfortable with.

But, I’ll get there, and I think this is going to be a pretty decent situation for all concerned.

Thank goodness!

One Response to “Office Nerd”

  1. julie says:

    Oooh! Chaos that needs to be organized! I’m jealous. Glad to hear it’s going well for you : )

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