Let's be honest. Every job contains secrets. Some could get you in major trouble if they were to get out there. Those should not be posted here.
But for everything else? Sure! Knowledge is power! Share, commiserate, and help get through this life together as better folks.
I'm still in the fucking office. Still no real reason has been given. In the last month, I've learned that the climate control in my office might be busted. My student worker was first moved to another room, and then quit entirely due to not returning for the fall. And I'm finding my possible ADHD is getting far worse. Also, I'm spending way more money eating out than before, on top of my gas bills.
But no. That's not the secret I wanted to talk about.
My secret... is the "nice" restroom.
My building's a brutalist concrete block out of the 60's/70's. You know the type - the government building with hardly any windows, overhanging ledges, flat roof, and looking every bit a bunker. It hasn't seen many facelifts over the years, it seems. And the restrooms SUCK. They are too small, offer no privacy, and.. are just bad. Before, if my options ran out, I had to go to the newer science building to get somewhere decent.
Over the last 2 years, they have been converting the ground floor parking garage into cybersecurity classrooms, and this semester is the first time they are in use. So I finally wandered down there and looked around.
People.. it's glorious. The stalls are wide enough that you don't feel like you are in sardine can, and the accessible stall is even wider than that. The faucets and dispensers all look new. It isn't an ugly shade of white or yellow! And because it supports just 3 classrooms (for now), it's barely been used. There's also an all-gender restroom that I didn't peek in, but feels like it'll be huge.
This is wonderful. This is the new "executive" restroom I can hop to... and while it doesn't make up for work forcing me back into the office, well... it at least gives me options.
So what about your job? How's it going?
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