“On its face, this note details a bunch of common-sense rhetoric about being a good employee,” our submitter says. “What’s hilarious and sad is how our ‘Service Ambassador’ thinks that a thinly-veiled threat like this is supposed to inspire fervent company loyalty and ‘outstanding service.’ Come prepared to kiss ass or we’ll kick yours?”
Entries Tagged as 'office'
January 28th, 2013 · 89 Comments
January 25th, 2013 · 57 Comments
Erin in Los Angeles says it all started with a simple “No staples, please.” Then the whole office got involved.
related: Death by a Thousand Puns
January 18th, 2013 · 35 Comments
As it turns out, at least one study has shown that laughter in the workplace can actually improve productivity.
Of course, that didn’t help our submitter in St. Louis from totally freaking out when she found this anonymous note on her desk at her “conservative” office, where she says that although silence pretty much reigns, “I giggle and talk loudly all the time.”
Our submitter later found out that the note was a “prank” from a friendly coworker. (But — paranoia alert — was it completely in jest, or a p-a power play?)
related: To my coworker, the thundering cow
January 10th, 2013 · 47 Comments
This type of note, I think, is the absolute WORST.
December 26th, 2012 · 45 Comments
The most extreme case of ice hoarding I’ve seen comes to us from an office in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania:
Personally, I think Nicolette’s “Aunt Anny” in California is onto something. (Assuming, of course, that people have the recipe.)
December 16th, 2012 · 85 Comments
I’ve spent most of the day curled up reading John Irving’s latest, In One Person (“a compelling novel of desire, secrecy, and sexual identity.”) And yet, since stumbling across this novella — from an office fridge in Maryland — I’ve had but one phrase echoing in my head: “We are not so unalike, [you and I]. I, too, have a deep love of salad.”
December 13th, 2012 · 34 Comments
The office break room: where everything is somebody else’s responsibility.
December 12th, 2012 · 26 Comments
The porcelain throne, it seems, serves as a muse to many…with predictably crappy results.
And the response:
related: Couplets for the Crapper
December 10th, 2012 · 23 Comments
Spotted, appropriately enough, in New York’s Theater District (though I guess Hell’s Kitchen would have made sense, too):
related: Toy Story meets The Office
December 6th, 2012 · 60 Comments
It was a Friday and Meredith in Lexington, Massachusetts was pretty much running on auto-pilot when she made the mistake of microwaving leftover tacos for lunch — FISH tacos. Much to her horror, Meredith says, “The smell immediately permeated the office and got everyone talking and wondering who had committed one of the worst office kitchen taboos — second only to burned microwave popcorn.”
In an attempt to make things right, Meredith says, “I then asked some software engineers, who like to bake frozen cookie dough in the toaster oven, if they would help me cover up my secret shame by baking some sweet-smelling cookies. This is the note they left for all to see.”