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The Diva

Apparently, I've hit the big time. My employer has gotten me an assistant. Well, sorta. This is a two-week stint for a temp, who will answer the phones and file, and nothing else, while I catch up on a few neglected tasks (the list of which is about to get longer, starting next week).

I gripe about the phones a lot -- I don't mind talking to people, and it's mostly a matter of transferring calls over the PA, but what happens is, I'll be in the middle of something that requires a lot of analysis and detail, the phone rings, and then after the call is transferred, it takes me several valuable seconds to ask myself that age-old question "Now, where was I?" and retrace my steps. Providing, of course, that the party I paged picks up the first time. If not, I'm interrupted by the "Deedle-eedle-ee" of the ring-back and I get to do it all over again. Providing, of course, that the object of my page is even on the premises. If they're not, I can ei…