In the real world, I'm in an office from 9 to 5 as a regular worker bee. And lately, I've noticed something surprising that undermines me at work (and in life) - my word choices. Now, I'm not talking about swearing (much to my mother's chagrin, I'm sure). I'm talking about the seemingly innocuous words … Continue reading office worker confessions: just. think. kind of. weird.
Monday means back to work and today, my friends, we discuss something of the utmost importance in the office world - office toilets...and etiquette. Basic rules of engagement for office toilets- Try not to engage with people who are trying to poo - You'd think this would be a given, but no, not really. … Continue reading Office worker confessions – toilets
I'm helpful, funny and smile often. And <gasp> I have boobs...but that doesn't mean that I want to date you or hook up with you. Honest. So don't tell me, "I'm going to enjoy working with you," with that pick-up line tone on your tongue. I'm sure you're lovely, but I'm here to work. And guess … Continue reading Confessions of an office worker – Here to work
Office worker confession - we have to work on mentoring younger employees, not being afraid of them - their youth and potential (including the fear that they may leap frog over us for the next promotion). So many companies "eat their young," instead of mentoring them and letting them in on those office secrets we've … Continue reading Office worker confessions – mentoring
Office Worker Confessional #3 - I want paid maternity, paternity, and adoptive parent leave. Why? Because taking responsibility for another life is a pretty big deal, especially if you have to squeeze that life through a small opening in your body... For those of you who didn't know, the U.S. is the only developed country that … Continue reading Office worker confessional – Paid Parental Leave
Office Worker Confessions #2 - Coffee I don't know how to make coffee......on purpose. Why? Well, first of all - I don't drink it, so why would I learn how to make it? I'm weird and grew up in New England, so I only drink tea (mmmmmm chai lattes are awesome). But also in honor of all … Continue reading Coffee Confessional
Confession #1 - I listen to pandora on my headphones while doing work and....sigh, sometimes I can't help it, I have to dance or mouth the words. I can't tell you how many times I've had to adjust dancing arms or head bobbing into convincing stretches when people walk by. But I don't think they're … Continue reading Confessions of an office worker…