I’m referring to you out there, specifically the people with desk jobs. What the hell do you do all day? I know what other employees do. Hair dressers cut, color and style hair. Construction workers build things. Teachers teach. Nannies, like myself, follow around small children and do whatever they tell us to do (nope, not the other way around as much as we would like it that way).
But you, you in the cubicle, what are you doing?
Am I the only one that has no idea what anyone does at work all day? I spend lots of time on gchat much like the rest of us so called twenty-somethings out there. I’d say 90 percent of my twenty-something friends have these desk jobs. Whether it’s a cubicle, open collaboration set up, or your own office with a window and a door (lucky bitches), I want to know what you do all day (besides gchat with me).
I was gchatting with a long time friend yesterday and she asked what I do all day. I asked what she does all day. Isn’t it kind of funny that most of us actually have no idea what those closest to us do for a large 8+ hour chunk of the day?
I love your presence on gchat. Your arrival at the office in the morning alines nicely with the time I am off work (this is one instance I say YAY timezones) and it provides a spectacular excuse to catch up. But what do you do?
The overwhelming most popular answers:
- I make spreadsheets.
- I make phone calls.
- I write stuff.
While I agree that these are actual activities. How do they pertain to your job and why does someone pay you $XX,XXX to do this job? Does anyone actually look at these million spreadsheets you make?
Next week, I will have one of these jobs. So please, tell me what you actually do. Do you feel like a contributing member of the American work force?
Tell me, what do you do all day? Do you know what your friends do all day?