Dear Computer Labs,
Today is my last day working for you. You have been on this college journey of mine for quite some time and I have to say, it’s been an interesting ride. I’m not going to miss dressing up every day and I’m certainly not going to miss sitting at a desk for hours feeling like my brain cells are rapidly diminishing. I won’t miss not knowing answers to people’s computer questions and I’m not going to miss pretending to know what I’m doing. I’m not too sad to never wear my neon yellow lanyard again and I won’t miss clipping that walkie talkie to my skirt. I won’t miss being humiliated in front of hundreds of students as I fail to fix a projector in the middle of class and I won’t miss ornery professors taking out there problems on me, the lowly lab assistant. I won’t miss strange boys hitting on me in weird ways and I will definitely not miss 7am shifts. There are a lot of things about this job I will never miss. In fact I would be completely happy to never dwell on them again.
That being said, this job has been the absolute best. I will miss friendly faces and employees who have become very dear friends. I will miss learning about computer programs and shortcuts that seriously saved my life when writing papers in the wee hours of the morning. I will miss having a job that pays me to blog, Facebook stalk, and do my homework. I will miss telling people “oh, um, its actually not a touch screen” as they continuously slam their pointer finger on the screen trying to push okay; and even more than that, I will miss seeing their mortified faces when they see a mouse by their right hand. I will miss helping people and saying hello to strangers. I will miss being able to drop and pick up hours whenever I want and I will miss pay raises every couple of months. I will miss the income that saved my life the past couple years and I will miss free printing again and again and again. I will miss making lab visits and I will I will miss looking important. Most of all though, I think I will miss feeling that in some small way, I was contributing to the school that has done SO much for me.
So, thanks for all the bad times and the good times Computer Labs. It’s been real.
An old employee moving from one adventure to the next!