Thank you for all of the nice comments on yesterday’s post! I should probably clarify (maybe more for myself than for anyone else), that this will not be my first race. I’ve ran two 5Ks and one 10K, but I usually just jump into it without training. This year I’ve been running more often, working on my pace and stride, so hopefully I’ll be more prepared. We will see..it’s only a week and half away!
So, it was a little crazy at work yesterday. The receptionist was out sick, and a quick replacement was needed. Guess who gets to play receptionist when the original is out? Why, entry-level employees, of course (and I was one of them).
I took turns with a couple of other girls, so I was only up front (with plenty of windows, hence the people watching) for a little less than two hours. It was a little distracting, nonetheless. One of my tasks was to answer the phone. Seems simple, right? Somehow, it wasn’t.
I was suddenly worried whether I would say the right thing, take the correct message, or direct the call to the right person. I was trying to do my own work at the same time, so that only made it more stressful. When I got back to my regular desk, it stirred up an interesting conversation in the office. Does social media make us anti-social?
I sit with a group of writers at work. We’re on our computers all day long, ear buds in, instant messenger service up. Even if we want to talk to the person sitting five feet away from us, we are most likely to do it through Facebook, Twitter, or the office messenger service. We rarely have to have face-to-face conversations, and never have to talk on the phone. This is why, yesterday, when we were asked to sit up front and talk to people in person and on the phone, it felt like a whole different world.
It makes me kind of sad. I’m getting so used to conversing with people through social media, and get tongue tied when I don’t have time to sit and think about what I’m going to say next.
Do you think social media makes you less social?