Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Stop






I went into work yesterday to give my farewells and my resignation. I was surprised to find that at each cubicle there were little stop signs next to the computer (see picture). I was told that the nurses were instructed by our manger to put the little sign up when co-workers began talking to us as this would decrease our productivity and this would be a niffty way of doing that....HMMMM. This sounds like something Michael Scott would do. The more I think about it, there are a scary amount of similarities between Michael Scott and our current manager.

Now my only regret in quitting is that I will miss out on all the amusing similarities I could find between a fictional world and a really almost laughable working environment :). If nothing else, my daughter enjoyed her new toy.

7 comments:

digapigmy said...

i would write a longer reply, but it will cause me to lose productivity at work.

Jeni said...

I am not at work so I can make my reply as long as I like.

That is incredibly insane! That is really all I can say. It sounds like something one of the managers at the Evil K would have suggested. It is always a good thing to escape places like that.

laura said...

without these photos, i really don't think i would have believed you. i am so glad you are out of there. gee, i wonder why there aren't enough nurses? maybe because they are being treated like 3yr olds?

TPluckyT said...

WOW . . . I'm uncharacteristically speechless . . .

hmmmm . . . but you've given me an idea for my next staff meeting . . .

noel said...

that is so hilarious. that office space show just keeps getting better.

TPluckyT said...

Erica, I was at our corporate office today and I soooooo wanted to stop in and see the stop signs . . . but I couldn't think of a good cover story, so alas it didn't happen . . . I'm assuming you're not there any more anyway . . .

Erica said...

Yes ,Tim, I'm not there anymore. I'll save my sign and bring it on Sunday ;) Hmm a good cover story, how about your there to clean the break room's refrigerator :)