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Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

WORK is not really....WORKing out....

Preface:
I was able to score a pretty awesome internship this summer. I am doing a lot with "graphic" design and other things. I have also met some really interesting people (dave) who have very creative minds, and that is an inspiration to me. One thing that i have learned over the summer is the monotony of a 9-5 work day. Maybe its not even that. Maybe its the monotony of a 9-5 work day, in an office setting. I get to work in two different offices, and they honestly could not be more different. Office A: filled with suffocating suits, meaningless small talk, and Zero fun. Office B: filled with exciting ideas, laughter, and all around comfort. One thing is for sure, this summer has shown me that work does NOT have to be something you just DO, something you dread getting up for, something that just "pays the bills". I want to be able to pay the bills by being the most creative person i can be and hopefully inspire others around me. Obviously it will not ALWAYS be fun and games, but why cant it be something i truely enjoy?

So this blog started off as being a rant about this week at work alone, obviously it's turned into more.
So this week has been crazy stressful. I have been designing a specific layout for the last 2 months. Monday i found out that the ENTIRE work needed to change. Not just minor changes, everything i had done all summer, down the drain, in the garbage, rendered completely useless. Needless to say i am pissed. On top of it, friday is my last day here. So i basicall am trying to d0 a summers worth of work in one week. otherwise this gets pushed onto someone else's plate (who probably doesn't really have the time to have another project added to their list). It just seems like the whole time i spent here (at office A anyways) was pointless......

Anybody else feel like venting about work, or have any work stories really, be it funny, angry, whatever, i am interested

-connor


3 Comments
girlcarew
Well, it's a good thing to have realized... that "work" doesn't always have to be "work" and that it can (and should) be something that you enjoy.
But as for your whole project being scrapped... sadly, I have BTDT, and I suspect almost everyone has. It's hard pill to swallow. And it probably happens to some more often than it should.
girlcarew   Wednesday, August 5, 2009
justmeg
here was my work rant

http://www.humzoo.com/justmeg/blog/121/
justmeg   Wednesday, August 5, 2009
daveheinzel
Yeah, I know what you mean. And I think it's important to not get stuck in a job that leaves you unhappy. Many times it's the people you work with that determine how enjoyable your days can be, despite what your actual job is. It's unfortunate that many jobs are either unrewarding or require working with uninspiring coworkers. You're a very bright and creative guy. It was nice working with you this summer, and I'm looking forward to seeing what you create in the future.
Dave Heinzel   Wednesday, August 5, 2009
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