Entries Tagged as 'office'
“Our office manager was upset that people weren’t responding promptly enough to the Christmas party invitation,” says our submitter in San Diego.
In keeping with the holiday spirit of things, the office manager apparently channeled that anger into the posting of this (uncredited) About.com excerpt in the office kitchen, for the edification of all. How that’s for savoir faire?
related: An evening of congenial abnormality
Tags: Christmas · etiquette · it's my party · obnoxious definition · office · party planning committee · San Diego
A parable of the state of the “hot dot-com” workplace in 2009: The story goes, according to our anonymous submitter in California:
Some executive-level person decided to put a pinball machine into our break area. After several months, someone must have complained about the noise, because a note went up telling us it was not to be played. When some employees decided to play the machine at 7 AM (assuming nobody in the building was in), the note was replaced by a new (more specific) note.
After that, “the machine was unplugged and left to gather dust,” our submitter says…and to silently taunt all of the office’s embittered would-be pinball wizards. Until, one day…multiball!
related: “Popcorn Thursday”
Tags: California · note wars · now that's management · office · raging against the machine · rebuttals
Who needs a water cooler? Nothing fosters “community” like shared networked printers! Need proof?
First up, an anonymous submission from a cubicle farm in Rochester Hills, Michigan. (Not pictured, our submitter says: two additional copies of the same “Pomptly” note to the left and right of the original.)
And from Illinois…
From Omaha, Nebraska…
(And from Brooklyn…and just about everywhere else, from Glastonbury, Connecticut to Geneva, Switzerland.)
Meanwhile, Melissa from San Francisco was recently at the D.C. bureau of a news magazine for a press meeting, but being a devoted PAN-ista, she managed to sneak out of the conference room while the coast was clear to make sure she could capture this shot for us. (So please excuse the blurriness.)
related: this is not positive communication
Tags: note wars · office · oh snap · rebuttals · spelling and grammar police · The Earth · the printer
Tags: "helpful" advice · a little patronizing · hygiene · odor · office
As we’ve noted here before, the white-collar nuisance known as the nibbler has been pathetically picking his (half)way through office kitchenettes across the land for some time now.
While the nibbler’s actions are usually met with disdain, one oh-so-compassionate office-worker from Omaha decided to take a different approach — an e-mail intervention, of sorts. I’d also be interested to see his advice for Mike in Cleveland, who seems to have similar delusions about the health impact of eating 9 donuts instead of 10.
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The kicker? As it turns out, according to our anonymous submitter,”the bandit was, in fact, a guy!”
related: Just take the whole slice next time, okay?
Tags: all-staff e-mail · food · office · pleasantries as afterthought
With morale at many companies coasting towards all-time lows, those peppy human resources specialists keep coming up with new budget-conscious ways to keep us worker bees happily humming along. To wit: “Popcorn Thursday.” Sounds like a total blast, right?
Meanwhile, an anonymous post-it writer in Denver speaks up for how employees really feel about these “morale boosters.”
related: A sign (or ten) that your HR department might have too much time on their hands
Tags: a little patronizing · all-staff e-mail · office · party planning committee
A helpful reminder: When talking shit about your coworker (like “E”) via e-mail, you (unlike “C”) probably want to be extra sure you don’t confuse “FWD” with “reply all.” Just a thought!
related: why facebook is so gonna get you fired
Tags: e-mail · office · Oops?
Office lunch thieves: always despicable, and in this case — gullible, too.
The “helpful” (yet oh-so-devious) all-staff e-mail sent by the victim:
And — I shit you not — the response:
related: lean cuisine
Tags: all-staff e-mail · Columbus · food · office fridge · oh snap
There’s a Milton in every cubicle farm, it seems…and I believe you have his stapler.
And a Dwight and a Jim…
(Just click on the image below to enlarge!)
related: that’d be great
Tags: office · office supplies
Our anonymous submitter in Dallas says this randomly showed up one day on the bulletin board at work with no further explanation, leaving everyone to puzzle over the notewriter’s intended motive. (To hurt? To edify? It boggles the mind!)
related: Oh, the irony
Tags: Dallas/Fort Worth · office