Here's the thing... we had this monster project that had me here until 10pm every night the last two weeks of September and we've all been trying to catch up from that all October... and we kinda did by the last week and the whole department kinda took a deep breath and the work ethic let up. But I have only been here two months and am a temp at that so I am trying really really hard to make good impressions so I can get great recommendations when I apply for a permanent position. That won't be easy if they see I work great the first month and then sit on the work system and flirt all day after that =) I have lots of catch up to do since the rest of the 6 hours a day stuff was still coming to me the whole month I was dedicated to the monster... and with last weeks lax behavior my Friday personal deadline to clear my desk was a pipe dream.
So I am recommiting myself to my possible career this morning and every morning until the work gets done and promise that my social life is absolutely important but not my priority between 9am and 6pm. I do get a lunch break though ;)
--It is supremely hard to concentrate on filing and excel spreadsheets when you are getting social invites at 9am every day!!!! This is now my standard reply to all suitors who insist on badgering me via email with "hey, are you online?" followed by "I guess you can catch me later" and then a quick "I wanted to catch you this weekend; do you email on weekends?" Its a litany of one liners that fills up my inbox and creates the possibility of distraction from what was meant to be a productive morning!!! Boys... I'm at work - I don't bug you at work; leave me alone! I'll come say hi when I feel like it and that feeling is passing with every "Whats up".