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2018-03-28 21:26:21Funny BusinessEnglishWorking in an office is not without its perks, especially compared to the complicated nature of working from home. There’s comradery with...https://quickbooks.intuit.com/au/resources/au_qrc/uploads/2018/03/iStock-881484382.jpghttps://quickbooks.intuit.com/au/resources/funny-business/10-things-office-workers-will-understand/10 Things Only Office Workers Will Understand | QuickBooks Australia

10 things only office workers will understand

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Working in an office is not without its perks, especially compared to the complicated nature of working from home. There’s comradery with your co-workers, free birthday cake, built-in lunch breaks and a desk and chair you didn’t have to pay for. Even so, there are some things only office workers will understand when it comes to Monday to Friday life.

1. Free food makes life worth living

Did somebody say free food? Leftover sandwiches in the lunchroom? Stale cake from yesterday’s meeting? We’re IN.

Girl eating pizza

2. Your day revolves around your coffee addiction

The clock hits 10am, time for coffee number one…ok, three. Yawns.

Girl addicted to coffee

3. The countdown to lunch is a daily ritual

Only 2 hours and 57 minutes until you have a whole hour to yourself. Bliss.

Man looking at watch

4. Awkward elevator conversations are a given

Sometimes you take the stairs just to avoid making polite conversation with co-workers you hardly know.

Crowded elevator

5. On Mondays, you come prepared with a highlight reel of your weekend

Why isn’t it socially acceptable to say you slept in, sat around and did nothing?

Man sitting on couch

6. Signing cards for people you hardly know is a regular occurrence

Birthday cards, retirement cards, congratulations cards – now you just write ‘good luck’ on all of them.


7. Birthday cake is life

Who’s birthday is it again? *Faceplant.*

Businessman eating birthday cake

8. Kitchen mysteries are a real thing

What IS that in the fridge? When was the last time someone cleaned the sandwich press? And who took the last clean fork?

Kitchen sink overflowing with dirty dishes

9. Meetings are a part of office life

No matter how hard you try to get out of them, meetings are never going away.

Girl looking bored in office meeting

10. Friday drinks are not optional

*Cheers* WE MADE IT.

Men cheers with beers

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