Friday, June 09, 2006

Working for A Living

Part of my function for the office is to purchase supplies. I buy pens, toner cartridges and various sundries to outfit our little company so people can perform their work. The task is not riveting and is just one of many that I perform.

One of the purveyors that I've used over the years announces in a recent marketing campaign that they are passionate about office supplies. Passionate about office supplies, bears repeating, does it not?

I wondered if the passion extended more for paper clips or did rulers have the edge. (get it? rulers/edge...) yeah, I know. It's Friday, whaddaya want from me?

So, as I ponder why I don't have or how I can find a passion for invoices, collection letters, financial and other statements, not to mention, pens, toner cartridges and so on; please note that while not passionate (yet?) about the office or the call center both offer some measure of enjoyment and variety.

At the call center (PTG) I am required to ask the following question of a number of candidates who are applying for any of a number of jobs with any of a number of potential employer. Response is voluntary and does not affect the outcome of the application:

Which of the following racial categories best describes you?
a. Non-Hispanic White
b. Non-Hispanic Black
c. Hispanic
d. Asian or Pacific Islander
e. American Indian
f. Prefer not to answer
One respondent considered for several seconds and then: "I don't know, I'm from Arkansas."

Have a great weekend. I have a list of stuff of do that might actually get done.

5 comments:

  1. 'f' actually should be 'Dumbass'.

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  2. *snort*

    That's too funny.

    I'm itching to find a passion. I think I know what it is, actually, but am afraid of what it might take to actually get there. Which is worse than not having one, maybe.

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  3. Elizabeth - my sentiments exactly.

    Jennifer - Geez, find passion? I've been waiting for it to ring the freaking bell. :)

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  4. too danged funny. Question is: did he get the job?!

    Passion? Work? Those two are supposed to go together? What is the world coming to?

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  5. No, he had disqualified before we even got to EEO Question.

    Yeah, right passion & work -like it's peanut butter & jelly or something. Come on, it borders on heresey.

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