Another day in cubicle paradise.

10 08 2008

Thats the title of a Dilbert book i purchased recently. Nothing mirrors our lives so perfectly as Dilbert does. The boredom, the monotony and the various other “small details” about office life Scott Adams has so beautifully portrayed through dilbert. The best one I like is the one where Dilbert gets his mum to his cubicle. And the first thing she asks him on seeing his cubicle is, “You did attend college right???”

There was a show coming on Travel and Living last night. Something called Faking it. and yesterday they had picked an IT guy just like all of us. He describes his day thus, sitting in one place for 8 hours, starting at the screen and his only exercise being the walks to the restroom and other such small breaks!

Boom!!! I can see myself doing that day in and day out! Get here, check mail, call the dudes at onsite, get work for the day, do the work for the day, send status and go home. Cycle continues day after day.

Its been almost two years for me in that cycle!! The mood to work is gone, motivation is at an all time low, the drive is non existant and i can go on and on about this!!


Was reading Trainspotting and a quote from the movie came to my mind…

Choose Life. Choose a job. Choose a career. Choose a family. Choose a ****ing big television, choose washing machines, cars, compact disc players and electrical tin openers. Choose good health, low cholesterol, and dental insurance. Choose fixed interest mortage repayments. Choose a starter home. Choose your friends. Choose leisurewear and matching luggage. Choose a three-piece suite on hire purchase in a range of ****ing fabrics. Choose DIY and wondering who the **** you are on a Sunday morning. Choose sitting on that couch watching mind-numbing, spirit-crushing game shows, stuffing ****ing junk food into your mouth. Choose rotting away at the end of it all, pishing your last in a miserable home, nothing more than an embarrassment to the selfish, ****ed up brats you spawned to replace yourself.

Choose your future.

Choose life.