As the end of my first week of work was coming to a close, I finally got a working computer. Well, sort of. I still don't have access to the program I need to do part of my job. But close enough for government work, right? Seriously, my computer was hooked up at 4 o'clock this afternoon. That gave me enough time to go through most of my email for the week. Boy, do they send around a lot of pointless email at the government.
My lack of computer contributed to my lack of real work today. Instead I spent the majority of my day stealing furniture for my office. It was kind of like that one red paper clip guy except I started with nothing and ended up with a decent table for my office. It is not easy getting furniture from the government. First you have to find what it is you want (a small table) and then get a junky computer table that is falling apart and is missing laminate and then talk people into trading the shitty table for a better table. Once you convince someone that they want to trade, then you have to talk to their supervisor to approve the trade. Then you have to smuggle the table back to your office even though this trade was approved by a supervisor. This is because you haven't been authorized to have this table by the person in charge of supplies. And you don't want to cross the person in charge of the supplies because you really need supplies to push your paper.
Of course, now that I have this table I plan to switch it with a better one that is in a common area. I considered just taking the table to begin with, but it was the home to a stapler in a common area located across the hall from The Controller of All Things Supply. Now, I just have to wait until the coast is clear to make the switch. This is on my To Do List for Monday at 5:01 p.m.
The table saga continues...