This week was spring break at my work and while I didn't have it off, most of the school's population did. That means it's been very very quiet!
I got a notice saying that recycling has finally been instated here, so I put 'cleaning out old files' on my list of things to do if I had some down time this week. I scouted out the bins earlier this week and am happy to say that now I am doing my part to save the environment. And 'my part' is a stack of paper about three feet high. I've cleaned out old bookcases, two old file cabinets and a ton of desk drawers (I have two desks). There is a lot of completely useless information hiding out in this office!
The best part about it? The recycling system here doesn't require you to remove staples :) That may not seem like a big thing, but if you could see all the stuff I've been coming across you would understand how much of a pain this would be.
In addition to paper products, other useless things found around the office include:
- A broken lamp, minus bulb, minus lampshade, that has been hanging around in a corner of my office for over a year. I don't even remember who brought it in/put it there originally.
- A broken printer. Has been sitting here for a least 6 months - doesn't even turn on when you plug it in. The ink has been recycled and everyone else refuses to take it. Trash.
- A Rolodex. Don't know what that is? Click here. Those things are as useless as a phone book and have been obsolete since the invention of the internet.