Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Work schedule = 60 hrs per week (So I bought myself a present)

I'm working like a dog. I am also running out of space on my cluttered desk as I need to use two computers to be able to see and type into multiple documents at once, and I also need to lay out in front of me two sets of A3 layout proofs. I'm cramped. And getting snarky. And yelling at someone who invisibly lurks in my office. Don't ask me who they are. But they volunteered to be my oral punching bag. So. Anyway. I thought I deserved a little prize for being such a hardworking non-complaining sport (except on my blog and to my invisible friend).  I bought myself some stuff to make my working experience that little bit more comfortable.
Check it out!


Cool new soft chair, a desk extension and a set of drawers. They arrive tomorrow, so I'll take a before and after pic of my office for you to see the transformation!

Don't forget about my CONTEST!

26 comments:

  1. Poor you! 60 h/w is almost inhuman - you must be Superwoman:)

    I like that new chair, though. I want to try it:)

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  2. I'm loving your cushy, new chair!! You deserve it.

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  3. Hey, as I recall from the pic you posted of your workspace, you have a single monitor setup, right? Having a multi-monitor (several screens one computer) set up might simplify work for you.

    I have a dual monitor set up both at home and at work and I'd hate going back to a single screen.

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  4. Buying another screen means more money! I already own a laptop and a netbook, so for now those will have to do! :o) One day I'll set up the dual screen. I've definitely thought about it!!!!

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  5. You already have a screen though, right? I recall seeing a desktop puter in those pics... Didn't I?
    In which case you can plug that screen into your laptop and work from that. If you don't like the laptop's keyboard (I know I usually don't), you can plug your keyboard (and mouse) into your laptop too.
    You might run out of usb ports but a small usb hub won't set you back much. Less than 10€.

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  6. I feel so bad for you-- 60 hours. That stinks. I like your new set up and can't wait to see the pictures.

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  7. You appear to me to be one of the most organised people around yet you write as though you're not.
    I think your chair is super also other computer equipment,

    Have a good day Jessica
    Yvonne.

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  8. Oh congrats! It's great that you're organizing your work space, mine is a total mess. :)

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  9. Rewards always makes the work a little easier:)

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  10. hi miss jessica! cool new stuff. im real glad youre doing something nice just for you so it could help you not be so scruntched up on your desk. now you could just sit in that soft chair and fall asleep. ha ha whoops! i mean get lots of work done. :) im using my cousins lap top right now and i dont much like it cause i cant do that finger mouse so good. ugh! cant wait to see a picture of your whole new desk and chair.
    ...hugs and smiles from lenny

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  11. I've been working around 55 hours for the last couple of weeks and it stinks. Good for you for getting yourself some things to make it all a little easier.

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  12. oooh! I love new office furniture. Congrats on your purchases!
    I've missed your blog while I was away...catching up now :-)

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  13. wow, that's awesome! I'm sure that will make all the difference! Why such long hours?

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  14. A comfy chair is a must and that looks like a great one! Looking forward to the before and after pics :)

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  15. Poor Jessica. Just remember to breathe, breathe, breathe. Hope the 60 hour work week doesn't last too much longer. My hubby's been doing that as well and it sucks, big time.
    Karen

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  16. I love that desk! It would get broke around here, but its pretty. :)

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  17. Wow, you certainly deserve those awesome new things. That's great furniture! Enjoy! :)

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  18. I lust for that new chair.

    60 hours a week? Are you trying for a nervous, physical breakdown?

    I do about the same, but much of that is on the road -- and that helps me from going crazy -- unless it's night, and my eyes tell me that since it's dark, it will be all right if I close them just for a minute.

    Pace yourself. And please tell me that this 60 hours will not be a permanent fixture in your work life. Roland

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  19. I'm so jealous. Not of the long hours but of the new stuff.

    CD

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  20. You completely deserve the new equipment! Enjoy :)

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  21. How wonderful. I'm happy for you. I'd love to find those drawers! Where did you find them?

    How exciting the arrival of the new desk furniture will be for you tomorrow. Enjoy!
    Ann

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  22. AWESOME. I've got a cushie chair too...only I don't have any wheels on mine, since it's the couch.

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  23. Ooh! congrats! cool new stuff. awesome! great furniture! How wonderful.

    ~ D-FensDogg

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  24. I have just treated myself to a laptop table to go with my new laptop. I do like your chair, I could be comfy in that.

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