Thursday, March 31, 2011

Starting the day with a scare is less annoying on payday

Thursday, March 31, 2011
So, upon my arrival at work at 9:30am, there was a staticy sound and then the lights started flickering. Despite my thinking that it was the beginning of the apocalypse, all of that was followed by a burning smell. Everyone immediately cried "Fire!" and gathered by the elevators, not so subtly asking if we could go home. Management informed us that we could not - no free day off - but we could 'Feel free to go upstairs and relax in the boardroom'. Upstairs...like fire and smoke don't rise! As of now, they are still checking things out with building maintenance.

Nothing strange has been found, but it still smells like burning wires :( They haven't called the fire department yet, though. I know they have to pay every time the FDNY makes a trip out, and our department did already cause them to come out recently thanks to an unfortunate toaster strudel/old toaster/excessive smoke incident, for which we still jokingly blame P :)

Now, it's been an hour...can we go home?

Have a great day everyone!

4 comments :):

Sunshinemeg

You can't go home!? That's crazy. The person who wanted to send you upstairs is a moron! Stay safe and hopefully you get a free day off = )

for the love of pictures

Hey Sunshinemeg :) I know! I would have loved to go home. It's a rainy day and I have no problem with heading right back to sleep. Have an amazing day! The weekend's that much closer :)

Be one with the Fro

ugh ... this is INSANE!!! They wouldn't even let you go home?!?!?! ludicrous if you ask me.

what was the problem?

for the love of pictures

Hey Be one :) I know! Apparently something shorted out in a light fixture, which was later disconnected and temporarily fixed with some electrical tape :)

Have a wonderful night!

 
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