Typical day for most of the secretaries in my office: show up to work at 9 am (when they're required to arrive), immediately leave desk to go to the cafeteria for breakfast, come back to desk to begin day, which involves chatting (usually loudly) with every single other secretary who walks by their desk that day, talking on the phone with their friends, a 1-hour lunch, at least 1 (usually 2) "breaks" (trips to Starbucks, smoke breaks, etc.), and sneaking out about 10 mins earlier than the time they're supposed to leave (6pm). Clearly, they don't have enough work to do, so I don't fault them for not being more productive, but can't they sit in a seat for 8 hours (other than lunchtime and trips to the bathroom) and be mostly quiet? Honestly, it's people like them who make me so annoyed by people who complain about about how "rich" people are just "lucky," need to pay more taxes, etc. Perhaps if at least some of the people who are not "rich" worked a little harder, they would earn a better living. I'm not saying that everyone who is not "rich" is like this, but looking around, there sure are a lot of people who do the bare minimum to get by and I think if you do that, you're forfeiting any legitimate right you have to complain.
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05.05.12, 10:14 AM