Thursday, February 26, 2009

April Fool

My boss gave me a present on Tuesday.

In the form of a massive data entry project.


What does this mean?

Bye-bye nighttime knitting (and crocheting if you look really close).


And "I'll see you soon blogging!"

I apologize if you don't see my smiling be-curlered mug around the blogsophere until early April. I'm still sneaking quick glances at your blogs when I eat dinner with a squirmy Moochie on my lap, I just can't comment as much as I used to.

I don't mind doing all this data entry. It's just really hard to do it while I'm doing everything else my normal job entails. I also picked up another attorney to work for this week. He's an associate, so he's not too high maintenance, but it still creates more work.

So I'm secretly bringing this stuff home to work on. I estimate it's going to take me a month to do working on it every day--weekends included.

I'll blame the economy for our client going all stingy and not wanting to pay even a law clerk to crunch these numbers.

But I'll put aside the knitting and blogging at night if I means I still have a job. Even us legal weenies aren't immune to the downturn. No, that's not my firm in that article, but it's causing lots of talk in the NJ legal scene.

I might check in every now and then, but if I'm not around with much regularity, don't panic (Mom!) I'll be back again soon!



Blogger Stickyfingers said...

Hey, we'll be here waiting. And I appreciate your comments!

See you soon!

8:06 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

I feel ya girlie. I've been bringing work stuff home too just to keep up.

Good luck with the project and we'll still be here when you return. And yay on crocheting!

8:17 PM  
Blogger Ellie said...

You're way more dedicated with the work than I think I could ever be, but then again, I'm stingy with my comments for that very reason sometimes *hangs head in shame*. Scientists take their work home with them all the time, unfortunately.

Any free time you have should be spent with Moochie and/or Chunky, and then knitting/crocheting/sneaking looks, etc. - whatever keeps you sane and happy!

8:25 PM  
Blogger Zonda said...

Whew girl! You can do ett!

8:56 PM  
Blogger turtlegirl76 said...

That's dedication to be bringing your work home with you when you've got a newborn to worry about! Your boss better appreciate you as much as I hope (s)he does.

9:10 PM  
Blogger Shrinky Inky said...

we'll miss ya and your comments, but we'll be here when you get back. And who knows, i might be knitting again!

9:23 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Woo, hoo, crocheting! I did a ton of data entry at my last two jobs, and always hated it, but now after being out of work so long, I'd gladly do it again, just be getting a paycheck. I know I've heard about a couple of major law firms here in Cleveland downsizing, too. No industry is recession-proof, I guess.

And I agree with turtlegirl76. Your boss better keep all that taking work home in mind when it comes time for your next raise and/or bonus!

10:16 PM  
Blogger Disco said...

That sucks! But it would suck worse if you didn't have a job.

Get on with it - what are you doing reading blog comments!!! }:|

10:21 PM  
Blogger jaaladay said...

Yikes! Wishing you lots of energy and mental clarity to get through it all!

10:37 PM  
Blogger Alisha said...

I will hang out and wait for ya...your worth it ;)

10:57 PM  
Blogger Tactless Wonder said...

Are we living parallel work lives again? One of the reasons I keep dropping off the face of the blogisphere is the whole blog vs. do a little work at home to keep the paper level at a sane level...

Stoopid recession, I hate it.

Good luck with the work though.

12:40 AM  
Blogger Kay aka dkswife said...

Totally understandable!

5:14 AM  
Blogger Kay aka dkswife said...

Oh, and law firms where I live are letting people go as well. People lose their jobs'homes or take a cut in pay, and cannot afford to make wills, & whatever lawyers do. The economy is just horrid.

5:16 AM  
Blogger Donna Lee said...

We do what we have to(but you already know that). Good luck getting through the month. And I agree that any free time you have belongs to the family. See you soon.

7:03 AM  
Blogger T. Budnik said...

The least you could have done was leave us with a picture of Moochie.

Haha! Don't work too hard.


7:08 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Well, really, leaving us in the dark while you hang out with your family?? Not okay :)
You're making yourself a notch up from whoever might not have done the data entry so that's good for job security. This economy sucks, I hope there's a way for it to make an upturn soon but I'm not counting on that...

7:54 AM  
Anonymous Rosi G. said...

girl i read that article too and i was all like OMGGGG! my firm wasn't on the list but TRUST ME they should've been...

hey, so like are you going to get extra loot for all that data entry at least?? cuz i put up w/enough shit at the office to have to also take it home for FREE.

8:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with T! You could have left us with a picture of Moochman and Chunky to tide us over!
Don't work too hard and take time to smell the diaper! You know it will need changing!
Love, Mom

9:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll miss you(and the Boys!). Hang in there & remember to take time for yourself(& the Boys!). Love, Aunt Susan

10:38 AM  
Blogger knottygnome said...

good luck getting through your project. i had a data entry temp job once and i had the hardest time staying awake for 8 hours, let alone bringing it home to work on as well.

drink lots of coffee!

10:52 AM  
Blogger weezalana said...

If I ever form a band, the first song I write is going to be "Squirmy Moochie on My Lap."

Good luck with the data entry!

1:52 PM  
Blogger Carol said...

In the current economic climate, better too much work than not enough! See you soon....

8:03 PM  
Blogger DPUTiger said...

Do what you gotta do! We'll be here when you get back! :-)

3:12 PM  
Blogger Ina said...

I re-surface just in time to watch you submerge. Ah well, good luck and see you soon.

(My verification word is palin. How bizarre.)

2:57 PM  
Blogger Wendy said...

Too bad you can't outsource the data entry work. That's just the kind of thing that people, like me ;), do.

I'll look forward to your return to the blogosphere, though, and you'll definitely be missed!

5:49 PM  
Blogger cpurl17 said...

Well I sure as heck can relate!! I'll just picture you at home in your dress, heels and pearls data entering away!

10:36 PM  
Blogger Miss T said...

Hang in there! I'll look forward to your return. Love that vintage photo!

11:56 AM  
Blogger IrishgirlieKnits said...

Hang in there!! I hear you...more work is better than no work!! Miss you but hope to hear from you soon!

12:07 AM  
OpenID bufanditas said...

Look forward to your return. I'm sure you'll have lots to write about.

6:57 AM  
Anonymous Necia said...

Bezzie, are you still alive, or are you buried under an avalanche of paperwork. Just checking in.

11:36 AM  

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