Last email arrived? 1:37pm
Over two hours ago! In Space, no one can hear you scream.
Help, I’m trapped in a Swedish office and 75% of my co-workers have left on vacation!
|Empty desks where I work...|
Wow, it sure is empty here. I ride the empty subway cars to work and then I work 8 hours in a nearly empty office. Even though there are roughly 25 people here at any given time, I can’t see them without heading down a long hallway because my desk happens to be at the other end of the hall from those who are not on vacation at this time.
I’ve never experienced anything like this. The vacation time is substantially shorter in the US and I’ve never worked anywhere in which the whole office emptied out. (I was lucky if I got 2 weeks in the US, here I get 5 weeks, although one of those weeks is in compensation for not receiving overtime.)
|No one in any of the conference rooms...|
I tried to prepare myself for it. I knew I was taking my vacation unnaturally early (mid-June to mid-July) on account of family coming to visit but I didn’t quite realize how strange it would feel when I returned to an empty office.
It’s great for my personal productivity because there are a lot fewer distractions and “fires to put out” but it sure is lonely...
|Will the last one out of Sweden please turn off the lights?|