Wednesday, December 10, 2008

It's the season to be stressful

A bauble on a Christmas tree.Image via WikipediaAt my work place you would be mistaken for thinking that we are in the midst of a product launch, there are lots of meetings occurring and the office is a buzz of activity. Many of my work colleagues - myself included - are concerned about what is taking place, especially considering the economic downturn. It's a worry and with no real substance being fed through to my department we're left to speculate what is taking place. I am positioned at the back of the office and I'm able to view the movement and developments and I'm starting to feel like Jason Bourne with my senses heightened -
I can tell you the license plate numbers of all six cars outside. I can tell you that our waitress is left-handed and the guy sitting up at the counter weighs two hundred fifteen pounds and knows how to handle himself. I know the best place to look for a gun is the cab of the gray truck outside, and at this altitude, I can run flat out for a half mile before my hands start shaking... [Source]
The activity isn't making the department very festive, we don't even have a Christmas Tree in the office at the moment. Instead everyone is hard at work with their tasks, I don't know whether the activity has created an edge but it doesn't feel like we are winding down to Christmas. It's like what Chris Brogan writes about in his post about the Seasonal Blues because that is exactly the atmosphere I am feeling at the moment. I had some final arrangements I had to sort out this evening with my children ready for tomorrow which is my partners birthday. Wednesday seems to pass so quickly now and it feels like I only have time to go through their homework with them before it's time for them to go home!
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