I saw this video on a couple friends’ Facebook pages recently:
I can definitely sympathize with the coordinator in this video. All day long, the only thing we in the office hear from the ADs are stupid requests for things they already have, or things we don’t even have yet.
Of course, from their perspective, we probably don’t look like we’re doing anything. Every time an AD comes into the office, they see us typing away at our computers. They can’t tell whether we’re doing serious research or updating Facebook.
The truth is, the office is constantly dealing with requests, everything from travel to toner. Requests come in all day, every day, from every department. We’re like the post office: people should be fucking amazed that they get anything at all, not complain when it’s a day late.
On the other hand, the office staff should be more understanding of the ADs. They work under a tremendous time pressure, and sometimes the ADs just can’t keep track of what’s in their inbox.
On the other, other hand, some ADs really are just morons: