I am in a constant state of interruption at my office.
It’s so bad that my official title should be Interruption Manager because that’s all I do all day. I manage the constant flow of interruptions. I do work in between my real job of managing interruptions, instead of the other way around.
At least 75% of my job is dealing with who comes to my door.
And 80% of those 75% of interruptions are non-work related.
I understand if it’s work related, but if you’re coming by because you need a break and thought you’d take it in my office, that’s not cool. Period.
It has come to this:
Since I put up the sign, people stop, look in, go back to their office and call, email or instant message me. Again, I understand if it’s a pressing work thing. Shit needs to get done. But if it’s not, go away and stay away.
Maybe it’s because I’m so nice.
No, that can’t be it.
No, it can’t. Because when I’m mean about it, I get interrupted the same amount of time. The results are about the same so I might as well not be a bitch about it. I actually cringe like a trauma victim when I hear someone slowing down their gait near my office. That kind of stress just ain’t cool. So now, I drown out that sound in my office with this:
I’m hoping that the Alpha Relaxation System can “help reduce the effects of long-term stress” as it promises. Perhaps I’ll move from a constant state of interruption to a constant state of peace and tranquility.
I know. Unlikely. What does having constant interruption have to do with a meditation CD? Beats me but I’m hoping something shifts otherwise I’m gonna go ballistic on the asses of my coworkers and no one wants that.
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