Aug 132014

Boss forwarded an e-mail to the office admin and myself, some lady wants to “talk to us” about reducing our monthly copying/printing/scanning costs. Boss told her to schedule a meeting with the office admin and me.

Why am I included in this? Damned if I know. I know very little about the copy machine, how much it gets used, how much it costs to run, or how I would get any of that information. I suspect it’s because when the color printer stopped printing, Boss asked me to take a look, so I went through the printer menu and figured out how to make it print out its status report (turns out it was completely out of ink).

I need to stop letting people know I can do things. I just get more things to do.

 Posted by at 8:09 am

  One Response to “The Dangers of Being Capable”

  1. Amen, sister. Or daughter. Back when I worked full time I had a mantra: “Do a good job and they’ll punish you.” Because I was given the work of people who did not do their work, so that it would get done.

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