Wednesday 22 July 2009

The Executive Life

Here is my disclaimer before I start.

I know I'm a sad article.

I am overgiddy with excitement because at my new job...

I have an office.

I have my own desk, I have never had my very own desk before.

I have a chair that I can raise or lower and twirly round on (and I have, more than once)

They gave me a puter and a work mobile phone.

But the best bit? the most OMG moment... they have ordered business cards for me, with my very own name and fancy job title I now possess written on them !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I cannot tell you how streemly cited I was at that.

I am very nearly a grown up.


Anonymous said...

You have an office? I am jealous!

(I write this from a spare piece of desk I've appropriated, on a broken chair, with splintery things under the table that keep ripping my tights and a phone that rings - but not for me....)

Nota Bene said...

Next you'll be demanding an executive shower and a secretary to run down the road and pick up your cleaning. Don't forget to get the Executive Credit Card, the Executive Desk Toy, the Trouser Press and Golf Club Membership

Anonymous said...

Oh Wow!

Shoulder pads? Power dressing?


softinthehead said...

You sound sooo excited. I hope it is everything you hope it will be :)

menopausaloldbag (MOB) said...

Give it time, they'll extract their pound of flesh soon enough! Mwaaahahahaha! It's a nice feeling getting your own office, desk, phone, laptop, business cards, company car yet? Don't take that, too tax heavy! Stick with the car allowance if they offer it in time. All the best Hen - nice to see a wumman get oan!

Laura said...

You should spin around ( on the chair) and at the same time let the chair down. Endless fun. Woo hoo! on the business cards, I'd love those too. :O)

Madame DeFarge said...

I was given business cards and then promptly changed jobs. I was gutted. Never been the same force at work since.

lisaq said... are soooo cute!

Shirley said...

Oh my word, woman, you have ARRIVED! Are you enjoying the work as much as the perks?

Mrs P said...

Yippee! Good for you! Enjoy :o)

Leigh Russell said...

Oh oh oh a twiddly chair! You've so arrived, auntie Gwen. But how? Why? I thought your profile says you're a teacher. Have you joined the elevated ranks of SMT? Whatever, I'm so jealous of the twiddly chair.
I'm a teacher, but I'm also now an author. My first book launched last month, the first in a new series of crime thrillers, introducing a new female detective. One of my characters is a teacher. I've said the class she faces aren't based on any class I've ever taught but so far all my readers who are teachers tell me the scene is very realistic... If you're interested, please check the reviews on amazon for Cut Short by Leigh Russell.

DJ Kirkby said...

You are excited about work? Please could you come stand in and pretend to be me for a while? My desk deserves some enthusiasm...

A Confused Take That Fan said...

Joan Collins eat your heart out!
So Auntie, what is this new job?
I can only dream of a swivelling chair, an office and a business card at the moment!!

A Confused Take That Fan said...

Joan Collins eat your heart out!
So Auntie, what is this new job?
I can only dream of a swivelling chair, an office and a business card at the moment!!

auntiegwen said...

Mud - I have a very nice office, I'm sorry your's isn't so good but I have a spare desk and puter and twirly chair in mine and you are very welcome, anytime

NB - well if I was a man I would but fortunately I'm only a how did you phrase it the other night ? ah yes a "fat bloater" of a girl

GG - oh yes, I can have high heels and a handbag !!!!!

Softy - are you home ? no it's not at all what I expected, but it's very different to teaching

Mob - I fear I've made it sound much more executive than it is, no car sadly :( but a twirly chair and business cards whoop whoop :)

Lolly - I never thought to do that ! I am too excited over these cards though x

Madame - my business cards made me feel strangely powerful, I have practiced handing them to people, saying in a very nonchalent way "Oh, take my card" but all of the beautiful children are now bored with that game.

Lisa - and slightly deranged

Shirley - it's not what I expected and I have targets that will be hard to meet but you know me, a woman who likes a challenge ie mother !!! x

Rachel - thanks, it's so weird to be going to work in the school holidays though, the 13 weeks leave a year I will sorely miss !

Leigh - good luck with the book, I will still lecture in child care part time but main job is no longer teaching (will eventually change profile, but I suffer hugely from techophobia nad can't be arsedness)

DJ - I will come and be most enthusiatic about your desk, with pleasure

ACTTF - I am truly excited anout the cards and the chair, it's not nearly as executive as I've made it sound but compared to teaching it is !!! xxx

OhMyMissRebeccaJane said...

Yay! looks like I have some catching up to do.

Do you have facebook?


auntiegwen said...

Becka - Hi, hope you're okay x I don't have facebook but am thinking of getting it, if I do I'll let you know x

Saz said...

Gwennnie, what are you doing in an office?? Still you sound very positive about all that it offers which is shiny~! I wish you well, my dahlink, and Billy, in Glasgow? Fab! Enjoy! x

auntiegwen said...

Sara - thanks, I get slightly silly with office stuff because I've never worked in one. When I was a little girl, my mum did and she went out all smart and shiny with her high heels and her handbag and I think that's why I assocoiate it with grown up work.

sixpence said...

Hope the job's going well. Don't get dizzy on your twirly chair!

At one of my many council jobs I shared an office with the waste and recycling team and whenever anyone else nipped to the loo, was forced to pick up calls from people complaining that their rubbish had not been collected. They were not always receptive when I said "Never mind, now how about a nice arts project?"

However it did mean I had two demonstration wheelie bins permanently parked at the end of my desk, which came in very handy for hiding in on bad days or whenever a councillor approached...

auntiegwen said...

Sixy - the perks you've had !