In honor of Labor Day, let’s talk about notebooks used at work, whether it be in an office, or on a construction site, or in a laboratory, or in a classroom, or wherever and however workers use notebooks.
I had food service jobs in college and didn’t really use notebooks for that, other than to keep track of the shifts I was supposed to work. After graduating, I worked in a bookstore and kept a notebook full of to-do lists and notes about scheduling and procedures. Now, I work for a publishing company, where I use a large notebook constantly to keep track of my to-do list and notes from the many meetings I have to attend. I also use a looseleaf binder to store information I need to refer to regularly– things like schedules, key contacts, lists of passwords, and lists of account numbers, each of which is protected in a plastic sleeve.
I also keep a lot of spare notebooks at my office– mainly because I am running out of room at home! I have about a dozen Moleskines stashed in a desk drawer, and I also have a large box full of samples at any given time, waiting to be sent out to giveaway winners.
How about you? How do you use notebooks at work, and what sorts of notebooks do you keep in your workplace?