3:00 and I'm just now going to lunch.
But, you know what? I don't care that much... because I really love my job!
In case you're worried that the accountants are working me like a pack-horse (which they pay me enough to do), I can put you at ease by saying this is not a common occurence. No, today was special. Today, Bob had a very high profile client (let's just leave it at name-recognizable ;) come in at noon. I was responsible for greeting the client and getting them situated--and I'm pretty sure my heart rate went up higher than it should have. But because the meeting started at noon (my normal lunch time) and I needed to be on call throughout the meeting, that meant delaying lunch. And because Bob left this afternoon for a long weekend with his family, I had to delay lunch even longer to get us both caught up on projects. Needless to say... very excited to eat!
But seriously--I get paid to do this?! One of the things I asked leading up to this time where Bob would be out of the office was for him to--literally and figuratively--load me up with projects and things that were cluttering up his desk. So I now have a foot-tall stack of files, papers, and memos to sort, type, file, etc... Oh, and while he's gone I get to re-organize his desk, clean up his outrageous inbox, and sort some things on his computer. And while that may not sound fun to a lot of people, all I can say is that I really enjoy making a tangible, visible impact on things. While not all of my job will be that way, I'm glad the next few days will see me make my mark on this business (and hopefully in a positive way =P ).
Alright... lunch is over. So it's back to my cubicle, gratefully borrowed space heater, some music, and the stack on my desk.
Happy afternoon to you all =)