I spent all day today doing things out of the office. Sometimes it’s nice to be out — new scenery, better food, less paper-shuffling. Today, it was just a headache — voicemails, e-mails, and unbilled time piled up.

Two things I’ve found:

1. When you come back to the office, you repeat yourself. You go from office to office, explaining all the new things you’ve learned and the things you’ve done in your absence.

2. You miss out on socialization. Interoffice socialization isn’t the same thing as normal socialization, btw. It’s more “team building” meets grumpiness, rather than friendship meets alcohol and bad judgment. Very little accidental smooching. Plenty of jabby, passive-aggressive convos.

Posted on 12-4-2009

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