Jobs aren’t difficult
it’s the people who work at jobs
that are difficult.
Over the years, I’ve come-up with dozens of coping strategies.
In a board meeting, I like to review my routine, and how to make it better.
Granted, I should do some creative thinking, but it always gives me a far-off look
and my boss notices.
I have never had ADD, but that’s because, I was interested in what I was doing.
Lately, I sympathize with children
put on amphetamines.
We have to find a way
to get through our days.
The worst, is being dominated by somebody else’s personality
it has nothing to do with your job,
and if they realize
you don’t like them,
they become intentionally nasty.
When my mind is hijacked by boring routines
and work conversations
it feels like terrorists
flew an airplane into my skull.
Doing meaningless tasks
causes me to wonder
if I live in a meaningful world.
Horrible People work in Administration
I don’t know if they start-out that way
or if, working in Hell
transforms them into Devils.
Whenever they introduce themselves, they brag about themselves
Then they interrupt each other, and correct each other.
I might ask a question of someone, and somebody else answers
because they want everybody to know
they know the answer.
Then all the bitter ones get together and gossip
about how much
they don’t like this person or that person.
It’s enough to drive a man insane, so I stay inside my office
and try to get the paperwork done.
There’s no windows.
My last office had mold in it
and it took them six months to move me
into my new hole in the wall.
I guess, I can’t complain though…
When I first worked in the district
my mentor had rat poison defusing into her office.
Her sink was leaking
into a bag.
She kept getting rushed to the hospital
and nobody knew why.
Work will kill you,
but they never tell you that.