I am AT WORK right now and I HATE IT. It’s days like today where I feel really overwhelmed by sad thoughts about labor and the isolating effects of capitalism and the grossness of feeling like you have to give yourself over to work - like, I am here working on my day off because I feel like if I work “more” today than I can work “less” throughout the week and therefore be less stressed and physically/emotionally uncomfortable at my job??? And the worst part is that I work for an org that I like a lot and I generally have positive feelings about my employer and of course I’m thankful to have a job because I have bills to pay and surviving is expensive but I am also so, so sad that I am at work rn.remind me to delete this later i cry cry cry Then I complain
Smart Work Babes: Anyone willing to lend an ear for a minute regarding some job stuff? (Making decisions on whether or not to apply for a new position within my current org, the cost benefit analysis of possibly liking the work better but liking the people you’re working with less, how long to “wait it out” when you’re underemployed, etc.)
Omg, work email will never get better than this. This is it. This is the zenith of my work email tumblr posts.
Did you find a dead bird in your backyard?
Did something go THUNK against the glass windows by the courtyard?
Did someone show up at the front desk with a dead chipmunk?
What to do?
There is a newly installed freezer at the Security desk for all of your dead animal needs.
Dead animals are turned into specimens for our research collections. As such, we need to know WHEN the animal died (day, month, year), and WHERE it was found (state, county, city, and preferably street address or nearest intersection).
Dead animals need to be labeled and frozen inside a sealed bag as soon as they are found. The freezer has extra labels and shiny new ziploc bags for your dead animal needs. If the animal is starting to rot (that is, it fails the “smell test”), we can’t use it.
THANK YOU to [redacted] and the whole Security team for being willing to host the new dead animal freezer! And thanks to everyone who continues bringing these slightly gross but important and useful specimens to our museum!
PS: Remember, it is illegal to personally possess any native bird (live or dead, and as little as a single feather), an eggshell, or a bird’s nest. The museum is able to do so thanks to state and federal permits.
(I had two other emails I was going to post about a polar bear hide, but this one is so much better.)
AND FOUR MONTHS LATER, I FINALLY EXERCISE THIS KNOWLEDGE BY TAKING A CALL FROM A MAN WHO FOUND A DEAD OWL.
6 months ago I told one of the maintenance guys at work that the steam radiator next to my desk was broken and leaking. They gave me a bucket to keep under it. Later they gave me a bigger bucket.
Then yesterday it blew up and destroyed my desk, so that was a great thing to be greeted by this morning.the bucket is still there FYI