Today's Irregular Webcomic reminds me of an office rule Smirk enforces: all news, irreguardless of how bad it is, has to be stated as good news.
So, for instance, for yesterday's debacle, I would have to state it to Smirk as: “I was able to save ourselves about an hour's worth of electricity, and our main office server is no longer able to be hacked at all!”
Always look on the bright side of life and all that.
Speaking of bright sides, starting today I get to work mostly from home. Smirk has finally gotten the phone system straightened out, and is forwarding the office lines to whomever is on shift at the moment. And the office phone is working out quite well.
At least now it'll be easier for me to make it to work on time.
The last time I telecommuted was in January-February of '96. I had just lost my car in the middle of Georgia (halfway between Christmas and New Year's Eve, on a Saturday no less!) so I was more or less forced to telecommute until I could find a car.
I was, oddly enough, the most productive I've ever been at work.
Then again, there wasn't much else I could do, being without a car at the time.