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Day 164

Slow week

Because of the Coronavirus, the market has been plummeting. Our office was sent into a state of depression after looking at the DOW yesterday. Everything here has been slow/dead, and even though I have a few minor tasks to complete (such as printing invoices, tidying the server room, cleaning whiteboards, and ordering groceries for next week...exciting?) they're so menial that I'm bored to tears. I'm lacking mental stimulation, and so my energy has sunk. I've been surfing the internet instead of completing these tasks because I'm afraid once my list is complete I won't look "busy" enough at work. At least web-surfing make me look like I'm typing furiously at my desk...

I need something to challenge me or let me express creativity, or I'm going to turn into a useless, lazy slug... These tasks are too simple - it almost seems offensive. And yet they must be done. I'll probably put them off until this afternoon, and then I'll complete my entire to-do list in 2 hours...

Until then, I'm just reading the news and playing solitaire on my computer...

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  • RavDiablo RavDiablo
    5 weeks ago

    Shouldn't you be using this time to research educational programs, or polishing your resume, so you can get a better, more fulfilling position? Just a reminder from your Pencourage noodge....

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  • Otter Otter
    5 weeks ago

    You caught me, RavDiablo. lol! I should absolutely be using the time to research/study new skills and careers. I needed this noodge very much! So, thank you! I will do more of this today. I need to figure out what my next logical career move would be. I'd be okay with going into technical writing or even paralegal fields. I've even looked at Communications Director positions. I just feel so sunk into the black hole/dead end that is Admin Assistant work, because it feels like the skills/experience I'm building here do not transfer to any other kind of career.

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  • RavDiablo RavDiablo
    5 weeks ago

    Go for it, Otter! Even if it takes a while, the knowledge that you're working on a plan to move on should put you in a good mood, right?

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