My birthday is this coming Sunday, and I have a FOUR day weekend!!! Sooooooooo excited, I can't even tell you! It's gonna be filled with homework, as usual, but I hope to fit some fun things in there too.
Took this from here.
1. When was the last time you gave yourself a pat on the back?
Last week. One professor gives us random quizzes. I didn't remember most of the material the quiz covered since I'd read it several days earlier. I got 7 out of 10 points, so I was telling a classmate that I did better than I thought I did. My professor said, "Don't strain yourself too hard trying to pat yourself on the back there! I graded these very lightly." Still, I was happy that I got a decent grade.
2. In public restrooms, do you hover or sit?
Thankfully, most public restrooms these days have those toilet seat covers, so I sit. I'm sure those covers really don't do much to protect you, but it makes me feel better.
Without the cover, sometimes I'll sit and sometimes I'll hover. It mostly depends on how clean the restroom looks overall. If the seat is wet, I hover for sure.
3. If you could take back something you did to someone, what would it be?
I used to work with this chick who took personal calls all day long and they never seemed to last any less than 20 minutes -- in fact, most seemed to last considerably longer! I don't know how she managed to get any work done. I was still pretty new there, so I didn't say anything for awhile. Then I had my first evaluation. The boss kept asking me repeatedly what I liked/didn't like about the job. I kept telling her that I really liked the job, but she wouldn't let up.
I finally told her that there was a certain coworker who was on the phone all.the.time with personal calls. My boss didn't say much. The coworker found out that I'd told on her, and suddenly we weren't as friendly anymore.
This coworker then became pregnant. She often came in late and left early. She took extra long breaks, fell asleep at her desk, and still continued with the personal phone calls daily. I hadn't said anything to my boss about it, but knew that she was aware as other coworkers had complained repeatedly. I'm not sure if my boss let it slide because the girl was pregnant, or maybe she just didn't know what to do about it. This went on for a couple of months and I grew fed up.
So I called the 1-800# for HR and left an anonymous complaint. Nothing happened and this coworker did not change her behavior. I finally told a different coworker that I'd complained to HR. This particular coworker told everyone and anyone who would listen that I was a snitch and that everyone should watch their backs around me. This completely shocked me, since she complained the loudest about the pregnant coworker! I got lots of flack for it from everyone, and it severed the relationship with the pregnant girl for a long while.
I would take back turning her into HR because I do think there were other/better ways to have handled the situation. My boss quit shortly after and we got a new boss who was extremely unpleasant, so a lot of her behavior was stopped thereafter. Not all of it, but a lot of it.
4. Show and tell. What comes to mind first when you see this picture? Or tell a story if it reminds you of one.
I thought maybe it was a dirty window during a rainstorm, but it's labeled concrete. So it's dirty concrete.
My dad had a very good friend who used to lay concrete down for sidewalks. For whatever reason, he asked me to come work for him one day. I did, and I hated every second of it. It was hard work! Luckily, it was only a one day job. That's what this picture reminds me of.