I was inspired by smug’s post on how to get the mods to notice you.
Here are some ways to make me happy at work (please note the sarcasm):
Please do not put any dates on documents. It’s more fun when I’m filing if I have to guess when something was done.
Please don’t write out the clients’ full names. Again, when I try to file things, it helps me hone my detective skills when I have to figure out which “Joe” you’re referring to.
3a) If you’re going to do me the favor of trying to update the case files yourself, do not follow the Table of Contents. Just toss that stuff in there anywhere you please. I enjoy re-filing things.
3b) If you need to remove something from a case file, don’t bother putting it back where it belongs. I’ll be happy to re-file it for you.
Please write your reports in all capital letters. It’s so much easier to read it that way.
I don’t have an office mailbox for any good reason. Just toss stuff onto my chair or desk. That way I’ll be sure to notice it.
6a) I love it when people come into my office and use it as their personal hang out. I don’t really have much work to do anyway, and I enjoy hearing your funny stories about how drunk you got that one time.
6b) When you come in and use my phone, please doodle all over the papers lying on my desk. I like to look at your pretty drawings. Oh, and please move my stuff around. It’s like a scavenger hunt trying to find everything later. And, really, who doesn’t love a good scavenger hunt?
I am your personal answering service and secretary. Please use me as such. I am happy to relay messages between you and various co-workers.
Please leave me lots of voicemails. Make sure you include lots of stupid questions, and make sure each message is at least two or three minutes long. I really enjoy the sound of your voice.
I enjoy when you come in and ask, “Do you have anything to read? I’m bored.” First, I like to know how much free time you have at work, and secondly, I bring in reading materials solely to lend them to others. Then I can pretend I work at the library!
So, do you guys have anything to add based on your jobs?