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22 October 2009 @ 04:19 pm
I think I've finally identfied how a desk job can make me so tired. I spend half the day trying to reason with the government and the other half trying to figure out who is lying to me. :/
Current Mood: depresseddepressed
Uncle Mikeybelmikey on October 22nd, 2009 09:33 pm (UTC)
They're all lying to you. Some are more close to being truthful than others, but if they're with the government, chances are they're all lying about something...
eithni: do I need to kill you?eithni on October 23rd, 2009 02:54 am (UTC)
Actually, the government folks seem to be usually truthful... Obtuse, changable, rigid, but usually telling the truth from their point of view.

The people lying to me tend to be patients and coworkers.
Uncle Mikeybelmikey on October 23rd, 2009 01:57 pm (UTC)
Well, OK, but chances are pretty good that they are also all lying to you :-)
judithsewstoojudithsewstoo on October 22nd, 2009 09:50 pm (UTC)
No longer in Normalhbevert on October 22nd, 2009 10:42 pm (UTC)
I had that kind of job, too. Half the time trying to figure out who is lying to me and the other half trying to adequately explain how the state statutes apply to individual situations, with a liberal sprinkling of struggling to be empathetic without losing professional authority, all done without spending any in-person time with anyone I dealt with.
You may have a cushy desk pharmacist job, but your brain spends 8 or so hours a day doing backflips.
eithni: do I need to kill you?eithni on October 23rd, 2009 02:56 am (UTC)
Yup. That's actually pretty much it. :/
dread_exdread_ex on October 22nd, 2009 11:20 pm (UTC)
Sorry about the situation.
I love the new icon.
eithni: excellenteithni on October 23rd, 2009 03:01 am (UTC)
I got it from scribe_ari. I thought it was just brilliant. :)
mightyjessemightyjesse on October 23rd, 2009 02:20 pm (UTC)
Sadly, they don't even KNOW enough to lie to me here... Trying to explain to them why 3489348 different toolbars in their browser might slow things down for them is like explaining calculus to Maggie.
judithsewstoojudithsewstoo on October 24th, 2009 03:20 am (UTC)
Oh gods! I am all too familiar with that kind of pain.

"No, Milena, just because you clicked on the OK button doesn't mean that it was a good thing. You've just infected your computer *again* with the same virus."

My job in IT would have been so much easier if it weren't for the users!!!!
Eyja: tooo cute! cibi-thulhueyja on October 23rd, 2009 07:27 pm (UTC)
Oh, I <3 that icon!