What’s not love about life in the office? There’s comradery, there’s free birthday cake and there’s unlimited office supplies. While there are often a few awkward moments thrown into the mix, we can’t help but love office life. Here are 11 reasons why working in an office is the best.
1. Hilarious conversations
Thanks to the invention of open plan offices, you can listen in on colleagues’ conversations all day long.
2. Lunch breaks
While those who work from home are spending their lunch break doing a load of washing, you’ve got a whole hour to do w-h-a-t-e-v-e-r you want.
3. Free office supplies
You’re officially addicted to post-it notes.
4. Office gossip
Chats about co-workers and bosses around the water cooler are not a myth. In fact, they’re the lifeblood of the office.
Someone else vacuums up the crumbs surrounding your desk. #winning
6. Positive affirmation
You’re not the only one who thinks your ideas are brilliant.
7. Free food
With all the work lunches, celebratory morning teas and birthday cakes, you never have to bring in your own snacks.
8. Obligatory weight gain
You now have an official reason for not moving 8 hours a day.
9. Forced savings
Working all day, every day, means you have less time to buy, well, anything.
It turns out all those motivational posters around the office actually do work.
Every now and then, a work colleague moves status from co-worker to friend-for-life.