If you read a newspaper or watch television or really have been alive for the past month, you have probably heard about the government’s ability to shit the bed on just about everything. Today we have official evidence that this is true. A federal employee has been formally reprimanded this month for excessive workplace flatulence.
“No two days are alike, except the first and fifteenth pretty much.” Jay-Z never had to record billable hours at a law firm, but he gets it. Office life may become boring, standard, predictable, which is why the best two weeks at any job are the first and the last.
When I played office as a child, I was always a secretary. I am surprised that my feminist parents allowed me to engage in a fantasy where I was an assistant to a professional, but I suppose they were more interested in cultivating freedom and independence than telling me I should think about moving up the corporate ladder when I was four years old. I had an actual administrative job before law school, and there is still a part of me that loves that kind of work. This pile of folders needs to be alphabetized in that drawer? I’m on it. This binder needs tabs that are color coded by topic? Please, let me. Keep Reading ⇒