Ode to My Workplace

It’s been too long since I last visited my own blog. There are many things I could write about, such as the latest article I read in the ISTE newsletter.  However, that would be far too useful and productive of a thing to do for the mood I am in right now.  So here is a novel topic, my workplace.

Work; when I am there, it is not work. From the moment I arrive, to the last hour, which I usually stretch beyond its limits, I’m engaged.  Time seems to evaporate like water thrown on a griddle.  Every day is an adventure of learning, helping, caring, and challenge. Good Lord that is corny… but it’s true.

Beyond the actual work, there are my co-workers, who are like siblings. We get on each other’s nerves from time to time, make each other laugh all the time and some of us spend more time together than we do with our “home families.” Our brave and adventurous leader, the unfortunate who decided to take on the job of corralling and organizing the talents of this strange bunch of IT, Library and Ed Tech nerds,  is probably the coolest and most interesting person I’ve ever known.  He commands respect and gets it because he is smarter than all of us, more experienced that most of us and absolutely knows more than any of us about anything and everything tech and education related.  On top of all the above, he has a degree from Harvard in psychology.  That’s kind of scary in and of itself.  Sometimes it inspires us to behave sanely… I think. Besides, he knows how to grow and care for Bonsai trees. A person has to respect that.

I’ve been around for awhile on this odd space floating blue ball. Many bosses have come and gone from my life. Some were crazier than others, but they all were crazy.  Many sane, sighing, teeth gnashing co-workers enslaved to insane bosses have also come and gone from my life. Now I work with a zany group for a sane boss.

So there you have it. I am a spoiled brat with a close to perfect work situation. I know it won’t last forever, but I’m enjoying it while I can.  Maybe someday reading this entry will prevent a plunge into an indulgent and pathetic bout of self pity after the inevitable day when an annoying, crazy boss pisses me off and or depresses me. I also hope that anyone reading this blog who has a less than stellar workplace environment will take heart. There is such a thing as work utopia …and I wish it for all of you who visit my little blog.


About cclowes

I have a Bachelor's in Education and a Master's in Library and Information Science from Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois. I spent two years as a librarian at Weber High School in Chicago and 12 years as a media specialist in Woodstock, IL. Presently I work in Pottstown, PA as an Technology Integration Specialist for a private high school.
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