“Take Your Kid to Work Day: Water Sprinklers in the Data Center” by Renee Hughes

When our son was in grade school, he accompanied me to my company’s annual “Take Your Kid to Work Day.” He attended because the day gave him a reprieve from school and he got as much pizza as he could shove in his mouth. Mothers know these things. My work load on this special day one year was heavier than expected, so I could not … Continue reading “Take Your Kid to Work Day: Water Sprinklers in the Data Center” by Renee Hughes

“Testing – Need Bumper Car Drivers” by Renee Hughes

Testing, calling all employees to test the latest and greatest whatever. Raise your hand if testing is your thing. Hmmm, no hands up that I see. If your boss and co-workers are understanding like mine are, you can volunteer for testing and enjoy it. I’ll admit I chickened out first and sent a note to my supervisor to inform him I had not lost all … Continue reading “Testing – Need Bumper Car Drivers” by Renee Hughes

“Clean Up Your Moss” by Renee Hughes

My cubicle was across from another auditor who never cleaned the hot cocoa remains out of her mug before she left on her extended out-of-town assignments. Audit after audit I had to smell her spoiling cocoa and would have to hear her return to shriek “Ewww! My mug is growing something!!!!!” Yet again she exited for a three-week audit and I checked her office and, … Continue reading “Clean Up Your Moss” by Renee Hughes

“Post Office Unicorn” by Renee Hughes

If you work full-time+, lunch hour is an important part of keeping your life in balance. One day at lunch I ventured into the post office near my workplace to buy stamps, and also to mail a small package to return a good luck charm inadvertently abandoned in my son’s car by a fellow superstitious ice hockey player who carried the item to every game. … Continue reading “Post Office Unicorn” by Renee Hughes