Posted by sean on October 18, 2018 at 11:37 pm in Work Activities with No Comments


After taking over five months off work, I finally returned yesterday. After two half days back in the office, it feels like I have never been away!

Having completely destroyed my old desk, before I became poorly, I was given a brand new table to sit at, in a different area of the room.

I may have slightly exaggerated back there. My old desk wasn’t completely killed, although it wasn’t far off. The reason for my new seating arrangement was to get me working with a better posture and keeping me well. I am sure my department don’t want me falling ill for almost half a year again, any more than I do!

Moving desks was almost as bad as moving house. I have accrued so much crap over the years – 99% of it in no way work-related.

Here are some of the most useless finds from my old desk.

  • A 2017 Leeds United calendar
  • About half a dozen coffee mugs
  • Packets of out-of-date food
  • Enough medication to open a chemist
  • Pins, used Post-It notes and loose staples
  • Back issues of the staff newspaper
  • An old air fresher
  • An empty bottle of hand gel
  • Loads and loads of pens
  • A USB stick with nothing on it
  • Old headphones
  • An old, broken headset which I’ve never used
  • Coffee that looks so stale, it’ll be deadly if consumed

You would have thought that I would have thrown all of this shit in the bin. I haven’t. Besides the old food, most of it still remains – even the dodgy coffee…

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