Tuesday, March 10, 2009

I need a door.

i am one of the few managers at my company (one of two, really) who doesn't have a door. i prefer to sit in with my team, and help them, train them, etc. the only problem with this is that managing them is only one small piece of my job.

except lately, my being in plain sight has become an open door policy to the extreme. i cannot get anything done. at all. without being interrupted. so i thought perhaps if i put on my ipod and turn my back on the world, i could focus. that worked for 5 minutes. and then someone knocked. ON MY DESK.

seriously? how is that not rude? there are only two people allowed to do that - and they are both my boss.

anyway. i'm going back into my blog coma, because frankly, am in a deep and prolonged work funk.

i so should have gotten the puppy. i'm not going to make it to Cabo at this rate.

10 comments:

Nikki said...

You should make a sign using wine corks. Carve the corks to resemble tiny fingers. Then simply state, if you knock on my desk you should be ready to lose some fingers. I have a door but no one knocks on it.

Jess said...

I can't believe someone did that. Just keep picturing warm, sunny beaches and you'll get through it!!

SpaGirl Jenn said...

Go to the happy place!!!! Definitely get the sign...LOL

Soda and Candy said...

Oh man. I would totally cut someone for doing that.

Breathe deep, SJ.

Sam_I_am said...

Thank goodness I have a door. I tend to close it frequently, if not, the clients think that I have nothing better to do than listen to them ramble on and on and on.

Nanc Twop said...

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Until you get a door...

You need this mug!

;-)

Andy said...

Knocked on your desk? What a stupid thing to do...
Anyway, you and KAT have been tagged. And I'm not usually a tagger.

Srg said...

The guys I work with knock on desks all the time. Drives me crazy. Or if it isn't a desk, it's the metal cabinet at the edge of our cubes. So in the middle of a thought, I hear a loud metal BANG, BANG. It's enough to make me jump out of my chair most times. Can you take 2 days to just work from home and get stuff done? I get so much more done at home than when i'm in the office.

jal12771 said...

Oh man.. knocking on the desk... that is just as bad as someone just standing over you... and you NOT knowing they are there.. and then the speak..and make you JUMP out of your seat.. HATE THAT.

How about Crime tape across the entrance to your area???

sj said...

all excellent suggestions.
nikki- you frighten me a little. i can tell we're going to be good bloggy friends.
jess- that's how i get through every day.
spagirl - coincidentally, my happy place is a spa. funny that.
candy - i almost did cut them.
sam - i should start thinking of my coworkers as patients...
nancy- i need that mug. it's brilliant.
andy - i'm honored. and KAT is doing the honors this time...
srg - to quote candy - i'd cut them.
jal - i'm afraid crime tape is too close to reality.