As you know, I started a new job this past Monday. Things are going quite well. Maybe a little too well, as it is now Thursday and I have run out of things to do. I have always been a bit of an “overachiever” (I am SO type A) and I tend to get things done relatively quickly, especially when doing office work. As it stands, I have not only mastered the daily bookkeeping duties I need to do, but I have also completely cleaned out the storage room and reorganized the various filing cabinets. Did I mention it is only day 4?? I could sweep the floor but if I do that today, what will I do tomorrow?
Bottom line is I absolutely hate being bored. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy days spent at home with nothing to do as much or more as the next gal. But if I’m working a job, boredom is my worst enemy. When I run out of valid things to accomplish, I get very discontented because I spend all my time thinking about what I could be doing if I weren’t stuck at the office. Things like, oh I don’t know...knitting. That brings me to my next question...
Of course I have my knitting with me. Of course I have knitty things I need to get done (remember the ever-looming Christmas deadline?). But how bad a person must I be to sit here and get paid for knitting when that is not what I was hired for? Oh how I wish that was what I was hired for. I feel guilty – not surprising since I have a very active guilt gene. What a quandary I’m in.
Even if I did pull out my knitting, it would still feel weird. There’s no radio to listen to. There’s no Netflix. The only thing I can watch is the CCTV that monitors the place where I work and believe you me, there is nothing going on worth watching there.
So I sit here and argue with myself over whether or not I’m a decent sort or whether I am an evil, knit-obsessed monster. But can anyone who is knit-obsessed actually be deemed any kind of monster? I think not...
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What do you think? Have you ever knit at work? If so, do you still have a job?