|My current Twitter Lounge: The handicap stall in the office bathroom.|
For real, I'm so tired of having to hide my leisurely twitter breaks at work, it's like I'm a pariah or outcast no matter how discreetly or where I try to get my fix in. Meanwhile you got a bunch of cancer stick smoking people wearing out a path from their cube to the designated smoking area outside, every hour and fifteen minutes like clock work.
And frankly it's not fair. The company will get on you about internet use, they'll get on you about cellphone use, they'll get on you for long lunch breaks, but God forbid they tell these unhealthy idiots with a deathwish not to leave their desk for 15 minutes at time to light a piece of paper and some leaves on fire and inhale. Its just plain insanity.
And I've tried everything, I tweet in the bathroom stall, get dirty looks when I exit, I've gone and chilled in the lobby, bosses give me odd looks like I'm conducting a phone interview or something, I've thought about going to hang out in the smoking section, but the risk of cancer and emphysema is just too much for me.
All I'm looking for is a designated, judgement free social networking lounge or area where employees can go and catch up on whats going on for like 5 minutes at a time every few hours. It's really not that much to ask. I've got one woman who burns up 2-3 hours a day on her phone just making personal calls, bossing her husband around, or checking in with her mother. How is that any worse than me wanting the latest updates from @oldhossradbourn? How?
It's times like these that I wish work was like high school with some sort of employee government, I'd run for office president so fast it would make your head spin, cruising to victory with my social media lounge campaign promises.