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presenteeism

I seem to have come down with a bout of presenteeism. Foggy foggy mind and foggier thoughts. And it doesn’t seem to be passing. I’m sitting at work. My screen stares vacantly into my vacant eyes.  I stare back waiting … Continue reading

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Can’t or Don’t

It’s so strange to me. Confoundingly strange. I can’t seem to converse with any of my co-workers after 4 months on the job. In fact, I am regressing. And the strange thing is… it’s impacting my productivity. There’s a couple of … Continue reading

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unfriendlier

i’ve been thinking a lot about what people tell me…. how people are unfriendly in Boston. because each day i am here, they seem more and more unfriendly and then the next day even unfriendlier. but there reaches a point where … Continue reading

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an oversight

i don’t think very many people noticed i was at work today. although the woman who  works at the desk next to mine offered me an apple cider donut in the morning, which I could not turn down. i considered … Continue reading

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office mate

i am at a loss for words. my vocabulary does not seem to work anymore. my dialect is an artifact. how can i replace it? what to replace it with? i’ve decided to absorb the dialect of the woman who … Continue reading

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the ladder

i am not sure why, but i seem to be taking things so literally these days. seeing only what’s in front of me at the moment… or strategizing about decisions i cannot make, like buying shoes or shirts or relocating … Continue reading

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lotto

this afternoon, a bicycle messenger arrived at my “office” to deliver a letter from an unnamed source that could either spell catastrophe or liberation. or perhaps it spells both. i read it over and over and over again, but before … Continue reading

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pretend harder

i’ve been trying to figure out why i am so bad at work or work-related presentations–and why they feel so different than performing. is it because i feel like i am being scrutinized and judged based upon criteria that have … Continue reading

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listening without hearing

my temporary hearing loss lingers on. i don’t know how people do it. people who have real hearing loss. it’s completely thrown everything off. timing-wise, conversation-wise, perception- and perspective-wise. i dealt with this a bit better over the weekend when … Continue reading

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self-serve

it’s been quite a week, hasn’t it?  i think it has. at work, they made me go through this ritual of giving this co-worker, who i am supposed to supervise, her annual performance review. i wasn’t quite sure how to … Continue reading

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moral dilemma

i ran into this moral dilemma today while waiting for the train. Just as the train was arriving, i noticed a subway fare card falling to the tracks from the handbag of this person while she was removing her cellphone … Continue reading

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unsettling

i wonder if i have either stifled my dreams, hopes and aspirations or if i am just sleep-deprived and lethargic. or if stifling dreams, hopes and aspirations leads to sleep deprivation? it did not seem all that long ago when … Continue reading

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what is burgeoning

all i feel like writing about tonight is my job, but i am trying not to tell you much more about it, so i won’t. the one positive thing i can say is that working in this environment is bringing … Continue reading

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my latest excuse

i’ve been sneezing so often today, i think i may have pulled a muscle in my face, if that is possible. too congested to eek out anything coherent tonight. or that is my excuse. there is always an excuse for … Continue reading

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spillage

everyday i come here, to this blog, it is my solemn intent to never talk about my job, but i have no choice other than to be honest with you,  and admit that this job is really getting to me … Continue reading

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