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35 Inner Thoughts of the Working Woman

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Ladies, we work hard. How we pour ourselves out to provide for ourselves or families varies in form and schedule. We 9 to 5-ers (hopefully) become some sort of steady yet intricate balancing acts while up-keeping many aspects of life in and outside of the office. In our always changing day-to-day, I would bet we office girls share many of these utterances in our minds:

“There is nothing better than feeling rested after a good sleep – sure wish I could get one.”

“I’m just going to snooze a little bit longer and shower without washing my hair…what’s another day of dry shampoo?”

Hearing a steamy trickle from down the hall…holding back the urge to yell “THANK YOU” to whoever is brewing the sweet, sweet caffeine (oh yeah it’s me, I set the timer).

“Eyeliner, I do NOT have time for you to get messed up this morning!”

Staring into the closet…”will I see my boss today?”

“Will anyone really notice if I’m still in my pajama pants?”

“Why is it called a 9-5 when if the day starts at 8?”

“If I bring donuts, think they’ll realize I’m late?”

“If my passwords got erased one day I’d be a lost woman.”

“Alright! I am in the car and on my way”… only to look down and find a spot on my good black pants—”is that baby food?” Let the hunt for my Tide to Go pen begin, at the next stop light…

“Did that have to be in an email?”

“Do I really need to respond to that email?”

“…why did I get CC’d on this one?”

“Why do people ‘reply all’ when they really don’t need to?”

“It’s about time I got this email.”

“flag this email for later…way later.”

“Technology is amazing… when it works.”

“To-do lists are equally amazing, even more so if I ever got them done.”

“I swear it’s wasn’t my cup of coffee that landed on the keyboard.”

“I can call another country, update 5 spreadsheets, categorize files, all at the same time, but how in all that is good can I NOT get this [letterhead, envelope, etc] to align correctly?!”

Pacing the office like a tiger in her cage, “I need to get some movement in this day.”

“Office supply order day? I’m in!”

“New stock of favorite pens?! Yes please!”

“How could this process be more efficient?”

“Am I the only one who fills the coffee pot?”

“My brain works hard and I believe it deserves a vacation.”

“Hmmm…where should I go on my next vacation?”

“I sure am thankful for this place.”

“Yay! A meeting”…two meetings later…”how is the to-do list supposed to get checked off if I’m in meetings ALL day?!”

“Seriously, has the entire meeting come to a stop while I pull out a toy truck, diaper, wipes, and child’s toothbrush just looking for a pen in my briefcase?!”

“Do I really need to call IT for this?”

“How much control do I have over this thermostat?”

“That hour-long conference call surely paid for this caramel-macchiato.”

“I get to work here?!”

Organizes whole office, answers all emails, presents ideas to management, trains new people, fixes the printer/copier, “I am a boss, maybe not the boss, but certainly a boss.”

Got a workout in and planned dinner for the week, “I. Am. Super. Woman.”

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