Wednesday, November 16, 2011

November 16 - Minor Work Annoyances

And here we are again, I think I'm going to talk about some of my latest work annoyances.

I work at a college and we, like every other college and university, have a public relations department.  These are the people that issue press releases, put together the pamphlets and brochures and whatever ever else that gets released to the public.  Unfortunately, my department holds most of the photographs older than the last couple of years.  When public relations needs to issue a new... say... basketball brochure, they come to us to find older pictures of record holders and such.

Unfortunately for them, we have folder after folder labeled, "Basketball" with no dates and no identifications on any of the actual photographs.  Thus, when PR decides they need, NEED, a picture of Joe so and so, I get to spend the day looking through all of these folders, hoping to run across the right guy.  No idea what he looks like, no idea what his number is, but they expect results.  The next day.  For the list of seven basketball players from the late 80's and 90's.

Ah well, I just finished one of those.  They told us about the request late Friday last week, a sent a "how's this coming along" email on Monday and every day after.  Thanks, answering your stupid emails really is going to get this done quicker.

Anyway, feel free to share your work annoyances.  Doesn't matter if it's a big deal, I know mine isn't!


  1. I worked a similar job in college, except mine was with Health and Human Services... press releases are the worst, it seems like everyone is in such a hurry.

  2. Good post man. I'm sorry to hear about your problems at work but I suppose work's a necessary evil right?

  3. I'd become crazy if I were in your place

  4. That doesn't seem fun. The only work annoyance for me is a lack of paycheck from taking time off of work.

  5. Ive had annoyances like that as well.