I had to work tonight, and I swear that I take my job more seriously than some of the nurses at the villa. I got a call from one of my co-workers that works in the kitchen and he needed a number of one of the nurses. I didn't know the number, and I had no employee list to give him the number. "I know there's one at nurses station A" so I thought, "Okay! I'll get the nurse on station A to get you the number." So I put him on hold, and paged the nurse twice until she picked up his call. A few moments later, I see he's on hold again. The nurse came up to my desk and said, "I don't know the number off the top of my head. Don't you have a list here?" "No, and if there's one in the desk, I don't know where it is." The receptionist desk is huge, with countless folders and files; I couldn't get some of the drawers to open either. "Isn't there one at station A? He said there was one there.." "Yeah, but I'm eating and I'm not going to go down there now." Argh, that irked me a bit, because station A is just down the hallway! With a brisk walk you could reach it in a minute or two, pull out the list and give the guy the number, and then walk back down to finish eating! It wouldn't take that long to accomplish.
So, I try to take matters into my own hands. I first checked the break room, which did not have an employee phone list. Then, I went to station A myself, and when I got there I couldn't find the list. There were binders of resident papers, doctor papers, and other dealings that my receiptionist occupation was not required to worry about.
While looking around, an old man asked me to copy a flyer or something... I tried to, but then I remembered that I didn't know how to work a copier..
I hurried back to my co-worker on the phone and told him the situation. I couldn't find the number at all, I had checked everywhere, and the station A nurse wasn't going to get it for him. I told him to just try back later.. He said he would and immediately hung up.
This was the first thing that annoyed me tonight. The second thing was when two people called, both of them asking for the station A and station B nurses. I had to have paged them both 5 times before giving up and asking to take messages and to call back later. e_e
The moral of this story is that I don't like being a recieptionist. But at least I do my job and I do it well enough that I actually want to help people sometimes. Those nurses were both fat and lazy. They both should have stopped eating and walked to station A. God.
....completely off topic now, I want the Shadow of the Colossus soundtrack. The music in the game sends my spirit soaring across the starry night sky like a hawk riding the winds of destiny!