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    5th June 2006

    First day of work!

    That exclamation point was entirely undeserved. I worked today, sort of.

    So this job I have grading exams – all the exams have been scanned in so we can grade them electronically, and we spent a large amount of time sitting around waiting for the computers in the grading room to work. Then we spent even more time learning how to grade. Actually, we spent a little time learning how to grade, and then a lot of time while people complained and tried understand how to use a rubric.

    It felt a bit like Office Space

    Bob Slydell: You see, what we’re trying to do is get a feeling for how people spend their time at work so if you would, would you walk us through a typical day, for you?
    Peter Gibbons: Yeah.
    Bob Slydell: Great.
    Peter Gibbons: Well, I generally come in at least fifteen minutes late, ah, I use the side door – that way Lumbergh can’t see me, heh – after that I sorta space out for an hour.
    Bob Porter: Da-uh? Space out?
    Peter Gibbons: Yeah, I just stare at my desk, but it looks like I’m working. I do that for probably another hour after lunch too, I’d say in a given week I probably only do about fifteen minutes of real, actual, work.

    Doesn’t get much better than that, does it?…

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