Why am I here?
What is my purpose?
No, these are not the imponderable questions of life (not this time, at any rate). These are the questions I’m asking myself about my job today. We have no internal computer system and cannot actually do any work. So we’re sitting here and taking phone calls in which we tell people that our system is unavailable and we cannot help them at the moment.
And, even though we knew today was going to be like this, we were still told that we couldn’t take vacation days, because we all had to be here as our company merged with another one and then spun off into a new corporation.
One hour, fifty minutes to go.
One hour, forty-nine minutes to go.
Not that I’m counting or anything……