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'Yes Sir, I finished the report two days ago - I'm just trying to decide on what font to use.'
'Look, I really do want to talk to you about last night's 'lost'... it just feels a little cliched to do it right here.'
Computer thinks: 'I'm sure it's got a mind of it's own!'
As the others opened up with industrial-strength air freshener, Connie tackled the annual cleaning of the office refrigerator.
Desk bins: 'Action' 'Action-Worthy' 'Action-ific'... 'Actually Done' (Nothing).
'No seriously. His final words actually were, 'If I only had spent more time at the office.''
'Why me...why me have I suffered enough? Can't I just be left alone!'
"This desk job is killing me Jim. I need to be out in the field."
Tags:desk job, desk jobs, field, fields, field work, field works, fieldwork, fieldworks, cow, cows, cattle, outdoors, office job, office jobs, outdoor type, outdoors types, farm, farms, farm animal, farm animals, stuck inside, career, promotion, promotions, transfer, transfers, field worker, field workers, cooped up, claustrophobia, claustrophobic
"Weltschmerz? Is that like the flu?"
Tags:weltschmerz, depressed, depression, depressive, depressives, mental health, mental health issue, mental health issues, mental health disorder, mental health disorders, office worker, office workers, office work, office job, office jobs, insensitive, insensitivity, executive, executives, business executive, business executive, manager, managers, boss, bosses, business manager, business managers, author, authors, german author, german authors, stress, stressed out, stressful, stressing, misdiagnose, misdiagnosis, assume, assumption, assumptions, making assumptions
"I went out on a limb to hire you. Dolan."
Tags:monkey, monkeys, out on a limb, going out on a limb, risk, risks, taking risks, risk taker, risk takers, hiring process, new employee, new employees, mistake, mistakes, bad employee, bad employees, disappointment, disappointments, play on words, let down, let downs, let-down, let-downs, offices, office job, office jobs, office work, office worker, office workers
"Could I have a word with someone in building security?"
Tags:offices, office job, office jobs, office work, office worker, office workers, desk job, desk jobs, vandal, vandals, vandalism, graffiti, graffiti art, security, security guard, security guards, building security, break in, break ins, break-in, break-ins, office coup, office coups, anarchy, rebellion
"First the open floor plan, now this."
Tags:floor plan, floor plans, open floor plan, open floor plans, working environment, working environments, hot desk, hot desking, hot-desk, hot-desking, hot-desks, hot desks, umbrella, umbrellas, ceiling, rainstorm, rainstorms, rain storm, rain storms, office job, office jobs, employee, employees, employer, employers
"Something was definitely lost when we went from being hunter-gathers to browser-purchasers."
Tags:computer, computers, desk job, desk jobs, office job, office jobs, browser, browsers, computer work, hunter-gatherer, hunter-gatherers, lost, lose, lost something, nostalgia, nostalgic, office worker, office workers, sitting down, sit down, work, working, worker, workers, profession, professions, human development, human evolution
"I can't talk now."
Tags:office worker, office workers, office work, office job, office jobs, phonecall, phonecalls, hierarchy, hierarchies, office hierarchies, office hierarchy, office furniture, office desk, office desks, business call, business calls, inconvenient, inconvenience, bad timing, badly timed, workaholic, workaholics, workaholism
"I'm at the point where I find mixed signals reassuring."
Tags:office worker, office workers, office work, office job, office jobs, fired, firing, getting fired, canned, can, canning, getting canned, getting the sack, sacking, sacked, laid off, laid-off, lay off, lay-off, lay offs, lay-offs, redundancy, made redundant, redundancies, downsizing, unemployed, unemployment, mixed signals, getting mixed signals, insecure, insecurity, insecurity, modern life, modern times, modern attitudes
"I know doesn't look like I'm doing anything, but I'm like a cat ready to pounce."
Tags:lazy, laziness, shirk, shirking, shirker, shirkers, slacking, slacker, slackers, prepared, preparedness, ready, wait, waiting, employee, employees, bad employee, bad employees, excuse, excuses, offices, office job, office jobs, making excuses, office worker, office workers, bad excuse, bad excuses
"The computers are fine, the staff has crashed."
Tags:offices, office job, office jobs, office work, office worker, office workers, overworked, overworking, workaholic, workaholics, workaholism, computer, computers, modern technology, modern technologies, modern life, modern times, modern attitudes, work life balance, work-life balance, crashed out, crashing out, exhausted, exhaustion
"What next?" "Don't tell me."
Tags:offices, office job, office jobs, office work, office worker, office workers, monotony, monotonous, repetition, repetitive, rat race, the rat race, sarcasm, sarcastic, bored, boredom, modern life, modern times, modern attitudes, bitter, bitterness, resentful, resentment, the 9 to 5, the nine to five
"And then he turned the tranquilizer gun on himself."
Tags:tranquilizer, tranquilizers, tranquilliser, tranquillisers, tranquilizer gun, tranquilizer guns, tranquilliser gun, tranquilliser guns, offices, office job, boring job, boring jobs, office jobs, office work, office worker, office workers, exhausted, exhaustion, desk job, desk jobs, mass murder, mass murders, mass murderer, mass murderers, crime scene, crime scenes
Gateway to Mr. Beck
Tags:receptionist, receptionists, secretary, secretaries, pa, pas, threatening, scary, fierce, office worker, office workers, office work, office job, office jobs, waiting, waiting room, waiting rooms, gateway, gateways, gatekeeper, gatekeepers, protect, protection, appointment, appointments, guard, guards, guarding
"I've bought home some work, which I'll be doing in my study. See you in the morning. Good night."
Tags:couple, couples, husband and wife, husbands and wives, marriages, long term relationship, long term relationship, long-term relationships, bad relationship, bad relationships, grown apart, growing apart, small talk, small-talk, conversations, conversations, neglect, neglectful, tired, tiredness, exhaustion, monotony, monotonous, modern life, modern times, repetition, repetitive, repetitiveness, office job, office jobs, office work, office worker, office workers, desk job, desk jobs
'Whoa...crushing the will to live and an illusion of full employment! You really are ahead of your time, Igor.'
"This job is going nowhere."
Tags:job, jobs, career, careers, promotion, promotions, worker, workers, employee, employees, work, office, offices, office life, office job, office jobs, business, businessman, businessmen, dead end job, dead end jobs, dead-end job, dead-end jobs, dead end career, dead end careers, dead-end career, dead-end careers, pointless, useless, vulture, vultures, dying, almost dead