i’ve accumulated a few years of office work within my 29 years of life. offices can be odd, odd places…every morning i wake up and drag my butt into a small, confined space where the air is stale to sit in a chair and stare at a computer screen for 8 hours.
these are some of the things that i’ve noticed that you’ll only understand if you work in an office:
the temperature war
most offices only have only two temperatures: arctic tundra or steaming sauna. i’m pretty sure that i spend more time at work trying to wrap up in a blanket or set up my space heater than i actually do working.
it’s inevitable. there are always snacks available, and when you’re stuck between cubicle walls for 8 hours a day, everything makes you excited, especially food.
awkward small talk
there’s always that awkward small talk, especially on monday when you get the revolving question “how was your weekend?” and you know they have no care in the world how it actually was.
addiction to caffeine
you’re staring at a computer for 8 hours; what do you expect? one cup a day ends with atleast 5 and you’re left wondering why you have a hard time falling asleep at a decent time at night.
the dreaded office cold
you hear one sniffle coming from the next cube over and you instantly cover yourself in hand sanitizer. regardless, you know that when one coworker goes down, expect it to take out the whole office, regardless of how much emergen-c you drink.
that one, favorite coworker
and then you’ve got your one coworker that you cant imagine not working with. the one you actually get sad about when they take time off. the one coworker that makes work more bearable and you don’t just consider them your favorite because you hate everyone else you work with.