Job Rants Thread – 5/24/2019 – Hell Is Other People

 

Corporate Accounts Payable; Nina speaking. Just a moment.

Corporate Accounts Payable; Nina speaking. Just a moment.

Corporate Accounts Payable; Nina speaking. Just a moment.

Office Space

 

Hey, all; Happy Friday –

 

Annoying co-workers; can’t live with ’em, can’t wall them up in the old storage closet a second time. Every job, from every social strata has them. You’ve dealt with them, I’ve dealt with them; Hell, you might even be one of them to another co-worker. (Not me, though; I’m awesome) As tenacious and risky to your health as black mold, and as inevitable as an unnecessary staff-meeting, these beings seem tailor-made to make your job just that much harder and unbearable.

Why? Well, cultural anthropologists would probably say that it’s to do with every job essentially being a closed system: an encapsulation of larger society where we are all dependent upon one-another to survive in our own little “world” and thus, are forced to both rely-on and closely interact with people who, when put back into society at-large, we wouldn’t piss on if they were on fire. People who, because we are forced to rely on them, have their various personality quirks thrown into sharp focus in our eyes; particularly the ones which most clash with our own.

However, we all know that’s a bunch of bullshit; and that the real reason that our co-workers act that way is because they were put on this Earth to annoy us, personally and try to ruin out lives. As such, this week, we will be devoting a special attention to them: Those human-shaped remoras of the soul who, whether by accident, or intention. make the race for end of the day just that much slower. Of course, anything else you might want to get off your chest is fair-game as well.

As ever, have a safe and productive rest of the day, safe trip home, and a great (and for folks in the U.S., long) weekend; and remember: Whatever goes wrong today, it was probably Craig’s fault.

Craig…