8 new interns was assigned to the tax office in Cengkareng; including myself. 6 of them finally had something to do while 2 of them had absolutely nothing to work on. As some of you might guessed, I'm included in that two.
This is my second week in my internship yet there are still no relevant assignment for me. I realize it's difficult to give me any tasks knowing the fact that I have zero competence in handling tax. However, this is only true if all 8 of us was left with no work at all.
It is a fact that 8 of us are assigned to different section in the office. Maybe I'm just lucky that my section doesn't really need extra help. I can live with that. It's just that adding to having nothing to do, I also have no computer and I have to share a table with another intern. Yes, "that two" who had no work is actually sharing the same table. What's awful is that we are not provided with two chairs. Sometimes I have to seat on top of a carton box.
I have to improvise. I spent most of my time reading standard operational procedures, employee code of ethics, tax rules, or just about anything related to tax. Luckily when an employee has to leave the office, I am allowed to use his/her computer. At the very least I have more access to .... Yes, more access to materials related to tax. The more I read, the more I forget. :)
There's not much to do accept reading, reading, and reading. All day long I was bored, sleepy, or sometimes hungry. Desperate measures have been taken into account to drove away the boredom. I played games in my cellphone. I listen to music. I even convert some of the movies in my collection to 3GP format so I could watch it in my cellphone.
It's a pain to not being able to do anything productive all day long. I am not denying that I enjoy the relaxed working environment, but to be able to relax from 07.30 AM to 05.00 PM is not fun.
Nevertheless, I am still grateful to what I have right now. Not everyday I get to go to an office without anything to do. I just hope I still have enough tricks up my sleeve to prevent me from dying out of boredom.