Thursday, April 14, 2011

Venting

My stupid bangs were being flippie this morning, Grr!

I bought this awesome silk shirt at Goodwill down in Cathedral City--Shhh...don't tell my husband but I may stop in tomorrow on the way home from work depending on how late it is!

Anyway...today was an OK day but I hope you don't mind if I vent a little.

Here goes--

Everything is online now! This is sort of exciting for me or anyone who would rather pay their bills, order things, check schedules or whatever else online but this is frustrating and sometimes darn scary for people who aren't used to using the computer or doing anything online.

I experienced this with my brother when I was trying to help him register for school, get an email address, etc. My brother is very smart but has some learning disabilities...he's getting a heck of a lot better at learning how to find things on google, ebay, etc. but still has a hard time with trying to remember usernames and passwords, and remembering to check his email.

The real reason I bring all this up is because I was helping someone in the library today with his online application for school. He really had no idea what to do with the computer and was even baffled with the mouse. I love helping people with these applications especially since I know how much it can be frustrating to fill out "paper work" but these applications ask for very personal information which I'm totally fine with except for the fact that we are in a very public place.

I just think that admissions & records should consider asking people if they need any assistance with filling out these things online--and provide someone who can assist. I remember I was doing this as a student worker too and I don't believe students should have access to other students' personal info, i.e. SSN's!

Even though the forms are pretty much self-explanitary, some of the staff in the library aren't even used to the online application and haven't ever filled one out...so in order for us to better assist patrons with these forms it would make sense to train the staff--but that's another issue.

I'm glad I was familiar with the form so that I could help him but I can see how some people may be turned off of school just because they get frustrated with the computer or the process.

I'm just venting. Overall it was a great day at work. There are just some things that eat at me and keep eating at me until I can vent a little. Now I'm totally good.

Not frustrated about it anymore.
Blurry by accident...must have been moving my head or something.
I haven't worn these shoes in Fo.e.vah.

How was your work day?


4 comments:

AnnaBananaCupcake said...

I won't tell your hubby, haha. I could thrift every day! :D
Your toe nails look super cute. Sorry your day wasn't the best. Hope tomorrow is better.
XOXO

MJ {The Honeypie Archives} said...

I could thrift all the time. I seriously don't tell Matt about half of my trips because I go so much.

Anyway, I am sorry about all the frustration. Lucky for me, when I registered for college they wanted all my paperwork sent in by mail because I was not born in the US, so I didn't have to worry about applying for anything online.

Sometimes I feel like technology is getting out of hand a bit--- they just integrated a complex class registering system at my university and it took me 2 hours to figure out how to register for my classes. It was so frustrating!

Oh, and my wedding colors are actually vermilion and dusty rose-- so like coral red and light light light pink, but we are having the whole wedding party wear black and white, the table will have pewter and silver accents, and so there will just be flowers to give the color! I wanted a very formal look, and felt like too much color was making the wedding too cutesy :)

ugh. sorry. longest comment ever.

Ana from Sweet Serendipity Design said...

I'm the exact same way about thrifting and not telling my husband. He already calls be a shopaholic if he only knew how much I actually went I think he'd take me to a therapist ha ha

Anything but Bland said...

lovely blog, dear! I am your newest follower! thank you for commenting on my guest post :)

love, polly

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