Pisces. You’re always late; to the office, to meetings, to your lunch hour with your boss. You’re never punctual and that makes it hard for your boss to trust you to show up before he/she does, and is always apologizing to clients for your chronic lateness.
This stunt was a particularly Matilda-esque in its execution: a competition with myself to see how many slices of cake I could eat. It was, of course, a charity bake sale so there were around 14 different types of cake, and I ate a slice from every single one in under 7 minutes. At the halfway point, my colleagues had stopped taking phone calls to come and watch me conquer my Everest.
It’s easy to sit in my office and look down on the people I am tasked with protecting. I quite literally look down at the security monitors for eight hours a day. It is this perspective that allows me to find these things disturbing. It allows me to see the synergy and synchronicity. In short, the workers operate less as independent units and more like a hive.
Circle 7: Mandatory Drinking with the Boss
What misconceptions are causing Extroverts to step outside their comfort zones at work?
My boss always yelled at me. I couldn’t say anything. And when I left, I went straight for the bathroom.
With being a recent college grad and having an internship for a local government municipality for the past 4 summers through college, I have learned a thing or two on working in an office and how to be a tolerable, good coworker. It really is not that hard, especially for being young and new to the work place I have picked up some helpful tips.
Out of my four summers interning, here is a condensed summary of things I wish to pass on to the next batch of overly eager beavers…
If my coworkers aren’t bringing in a sophisticated, grown-up meal, they’re going out to buy their lunch. My sad plastic bag from the A&P sits tied up in the back of the fridge.
You will forget to wear deodorant and spend the rest of the day operating with T-rex meets kangaroo arms.