Wednesday, 30 January 2008

Stairs ... Stairs ... and more stairs!

I was complaining the other day that I don't get enough exercise - well it appears that the Gods heard me and I swear never to moan again. Today I have run up and down 9 flights of stairs a grand total of 5 times to panter to the needs of a Series Director. Sometimes it is understandable but sometimes it is just plain annoying.

10am Miss M gets into the office

Email from Series Director: Hi Miss M, I'm in the edit down on the 1st floor - can you please bring me tape 20 and 25?

Miss M runs down the stairs and drops them off

20 minutes later

Email from Series Director: I just need tape 3 if you could drop that off?

Miss M runs down the stairs

1 hour later

Email from Series Director: Just realised that I also need tape 15 - are you able to run it down?

Miss M runs down the stairs

Now this one is just completely beyond me

Telephone rings

Miss M: Brightly Hello

Series Director: Hi Miss M, could you possibly please go and get some CD's for me and drop them to me in the edit? They are in the Music Department

Miss M: The Music Department by the Studios?

Series Director: Yes, they're under my name

Miss M: Perturbed Suuuuure

Now dear readers the Music Department is basically about a 2 minute walk from where our wonderful Series Director is at the moment. I have to take the stairs or elevator 10 floors down, walk to where the Department is and converse with someone about some CD's that I know nothing about.

Whilst he could have walked out of his edit, down 1 flight of stairs and got them no problem.

Do higher up Creatives just enjoy having people that they can get to do things?

Just as Miss M is sitting down to eat her lunch

Email from Series Director: I forgot tape 1, could you bring it down?


Hey, least I got some exercise today!


The Blonde Blogshell said...

I'm exhausted just reading this. Bloody power cuts are killing me slowly. Lifts out; stairs it is.
I'm just so grateful I work on the 2nd floor and not the 6th. Hahaha, there is a Work God after all... make our bosses sweat! hee hee

The Divine Miss M said...

Ye I could have in theory taken the elevator, but when you wait 10 minutes for one - he chose the busiest lift times to get me to do something - then you just obt for the stairs!

Bloody loadshedding. Was just discussing the joys of it with a colleague.

Goblin said...

Yeah I think it's just because they enjoy it :P

Elise said...

Is the prayer room halfway up the stairs by any chance... I think it makes sense to put it there. Its cheaper to reserve a room then put a lift in. When people get halfway up the stairs they can stop and pray for their painful legs! xx

The Divine Miss M said...

@elise - I actually was looking for the Prayer Room again today, passed the sign a bunch of times and even went explorting to see if I could find the damn place.


It is a sign to nowhere and is really starting to bother me!

@goblin - Yup. That must be it.

Anonymous said...

A clear demonstration of the "power corrupts" principle.

sweetass RSA said...

he's totally into you... or maybe he's just barking mad ;-)

The Divine Miss M said...

@kyknoord - I'm in agreement with you. Power corrupts.

@sweetass - No he isn't at all! He just enjoys having people run after him *sighs*

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

When I was a state bureaucrat supervising social services in what was then the fastest growing county in the U.S., I came to believe that the primary purpose of people working in our central office was to telephone us, demand that we stop whatever we were doing, and provide them with some inane information so that they could justify their existence.