The office safari is actually a, ‘thing.’

The office safari is actually a, ‘thing.’

  There has been a backlash of late in offices up and down the length and breadth of the land. As social posting and the sharing of memes gets restricted to the hours when all the proper work should really be getting done, this leaves a large gaping hole at lunchtime that has to be…

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Workplace chaos caused by pretending your colleague’s herbal tea is actually yours

Workplace chaos caused by pretending your colleague’s herbal tea is actually yours

  Me and my boss have a great relationship. Lots of banter, elaborate practical jokes – it all makes the working environment a much better place – between us that is. I’m the only one that has that kind of back-and-forth with him and with all my colleagues (much older Polish men who generally don’t…

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9 Awesome food hacks using everyday items you’ll find in the office

9 Awesome food hacks using everyday items you’ll find in the office

  Offices have a reputation for being sterile places where nothing interesting occurs unless everybody is drunk at the Christmas party. We intend to change all that however. If you use a little imagination and look around you, you’ll notice that your place of work contains everything you’d ever need to set up your own…

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Office Fridge Wars: When stealing a co-worker’s lunch turns nasty

Office Fridge Wars: When stealing a co-worker’s lunch turns nasty

    Lunch time in the workplace is a special point in the day, not least because you’ve probably spent most of the morning looking forward to leaning back in your chair and munching heartily on the sandwich you painstakingly prepared last night whilst reflecting on just how hectic a morning it’s been. As the…

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“You’re nicked!” 9 ridiculous workplace theft allegations

“You’re nicked!” 9 ridiculous workplace theft allegations

    1.    Stealing from the Water Cooler     I’m on a diet that requires me to drink a metric shit ton of water so I carry around a 1L Nalgine bottle at all times. I’m a mid-level manager at a 60 person company. At the end of the work day on my way…

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“…..but I don’t work here madam!” When a fellow customer insists you’re a member of staff at the grocery store

“…..but I don’t work here madam!”  When a fellow customer insists you’re a member of staff at the grocery store

  I work for a university police service as a security officer. My uniform consists of a white shirt with grey slacks and a blue striped tie. I also carry standard effects like a badge, a radio, handcuffs and a flash light, etc. On this particular occasion I wasn’t working so I placed my badge…

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The annoying co-worker everybody in the office hates – but why?

The annoying co-worker everybody in the office hates – but why?

  Tim was the guy in the office that everybody hated. Every working day Tim clocked in at exactly 8:00am and clocked out at 5:00am. In between those hours you were lucky if you ever saw him working. It was because of him that the company no longer did a Secret Santa at Christmas, catered monthly…

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The Office Printer Prank

The Office Printer Prank

    There’s a sales guy at my work who has his own printer in his cubicle and one day I noticed it was also available as a networked printer, so every few weeks for about two years I would send a Microsoft Word document to his printer so it looked like the printer was…

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IT System Meltdown

IT System Meltdown

  I witnessed this astounding IT meltdown around 2004 in a large academic organization. An employee decided to send a broad solicitation about her need for a local apartment. She happened to discover and decided to use an all-employees@org.edu type of email address that included everyone. By “everyone,” I mean every employee in a 30,000-employee academic institution….

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