The end, is nigh.
At my work. I don’t even want to say anything too soon for fear of things getting dragged out further, but let’s just say my time at my current place of employment… well it won’t be so current anymore.
I am ready to move on.
A couple of months ago, perhaps not so much. I was feeling very bittersweet about the whole thing, wondering what I would do after it all (uh, write more?!) I was questioning my future, and was thinking about the people mostly, those I had made memories with for the past 11 and a half years.
But as the weeks have gone by, and many colleagues have already left, along with the fact that we are still here 4 months after we were meant to have left, a total of 18 months AFTER being told about our redundancy… well I am ready.
I really truly, think I… AM… READY.
There is barely nothing to do. We are hanging around at work waiting for problems to arise so we can fix them, before the official migration interstate happens. And as we wait, we… do what we like.
Today I was getting ready and sorting my things by going through emails. Not those work-related, tips on how to write a resume and grab the attentions of your preferred employer emails…
Rather the emails I’ve been sending and receiving for over a decade, between me and my work friends.
What a time warp. So many things have transpired and gone down and exploded and sailed, all with a lot of cat photos, food porn and plenty of coffee walks in between. 😉
So I have collated a few of those cheeky work emails for you to read and hopefully enjoy, even if you have no idea what or WHO they are about…
work emails that happened when we were supposed to be working,
when we were supposed to be not listening, and
when we were supposed to be not talking.
And before any potential work friends of mine meltdown when they see this… RELAX. I am only repeating on here MY WORDS. Only.
Still, they paint a little story. Read on. 🙂 (Photos included were actual photos included in original emails)
“I think I need to try all their pastries… just to makes sure they’re up to scratch, u know”
“He WAS chirpy today! OMG you’re killing me!”
R things progressing?
How the hell will I wait ’til thursday to find out?
Oh oh! I’m parked at remand, maybe u can move ur car when I leave 5:10???”
What would you say if I told you I brought you in a donutella? Would you like it now or after? ;)”
“OMG yes just in time for as this audio assault arrives beside me”
“Please don’t feel pressured… I understand.. if u wanna say something im totally here (!), but if u feel uncomfortable I get that too.
But I am here if u get the urge to say something. Hey u could also say something really vague and let me interpret. Lol
Joking joking. Or am I ?;)”
“No problems! Even if u wanna wait until the day to confirm, up to u 🙂 when it comes to coffee and catch ups I say yes very easily and quickly lol”
“I don’t watch the Voice but I saw bits of it on Sunday and everyone was raving about how amazing Ricky is, if I was on that show and he turned around for me, I would throw myself on him!”
“How’s your coffee today? Mine is really good!”
“I think I dreamt about u again! But u know when u feel like someone featured in ur dream but u cant remember any detail? Like that”
“Ok…. Well think of it as a cry out for help, where you can help a poor Mum who has had very very little sleep get some sense of normality back in her day with some caffeinated goodness.
And, if that fails, here is Ricky Martin: (this is not the same photo, but meh)
In not knowing who to post for you, I’ve just thought to go with who to post for ME, lol!”
“Let’s be honest, all you’ve been eating is herbs today, so you can totally have more sweets”
“By the way i’m nice and warm now after my big cap!”
(And I end with my favourite exchange…)
“I can’t remember what we used to call the greasy ogler, so I’ll just go with greaseball.
He walked past me this morning (past
Xs desk) and I looked up with a normal smile because I SERIOUSLY DIDN’T KNOW HE WAS WALKING BY! And he did that flick of his head where it was as if he was gonna look away but then quickly turned back because he saw I smiled. I was so bloody disgusted and upset that I let him think I was FRIENDS with him.
Then he just walked by again, totally looking the whole time as if waiting for a smile. Because I’m actually sitting here doing work rather than ogling people in the office (like, honestly) I didn’t notice him ‘til the very end, but thank God I only looked up with a fairly serious look.
I notice only him on his own around lately, so I hope his horrible posse has dismembered.
Hope you have a nice greaseball-free day!”
Ahh, memories. 🙂 ♥♥♥♥