OFFICE LIFE WOULDN'T BE THE SAME
Every company is different, but the people are basically the same.
We love them all and the office would be a far less interesting place if even one were missing.
SAME IS LAME
We need the jokester to keep the rest of us laughing.
We need the chatty person to keep on chatting so the Quiet Ones can stay quiet.
We even need the office mom cause, c'mon, we still make bad choices and need to get put straight every now and then.
These 10 people make us better. They make us happier. They make office life tolerable, enjoyable and even worth showing up for.
So, do any of these people sound familiar?
1) THE STORIES GUY
So many stories. New, old, fake? The Stories Guy is always spinning a yarn about something. Even lingers by the coffee maker waiting for someone to share his latest tale.
2) THE RAY OF SUNSHINE
The bright spot in everyone's day. The Ray Of Sunshine makes the office a happier place and when they are sick or on vaca, the office is a dimmer place. Shine on, Ray of Sunshine, shine on.
3) THE DEBBIE OR DAN DOWNER, is also known as The Grumpy One
The opposite of the Ray of Sunshine, the Debbie or Dan Downer has nothing good to say.
1 -"How was your weekend?"
2 -"Ugh! Horrible...blah blah".
1- "HEY! I heard you won the lotto."
2- "UGH. Mo Money, Mo Problems."
You get it.
4) THE MOM
The office mom has all the answers. She is always looking out for your best interests and is sort of like a Yoda. She just knows stuff.
5) THE SMELLY LUNCH EATER
You know who you are. Tuna. Eggs. Other stinky items. Come lunch time, you can clear the office with your smelly concoctions. We still love you, but c'mon!
6) THE BRO
All sports, all the time, even when the conversation has nothing to do with sports. "Wow, I had a great time this weekend. We went wine tasting, then had dinner at this amazing little Italian restaurant." "Speaking of Italian, during this one football game in high school, I leveled this Italian guy. He never saw me coming. I'm awesome." We get it, dude. You play sports.
7) THE HEALTHY ONE
Looking for healthy cooking advice? The Healthy One will provide. Want a training regime? The Health One is happy to help. Want to feel bad about the pint of ice cream and bottle of wine you had last night? Just look at The Healthy One. That'll do it.
8) THE 'NO' GUY
Similar to the Debbie or Dan Downer. The 'No' Guy is never down for anything. Not sure why. He just isn't. Team going out for drinks? This guy says, no. Group lunch? NO! Free snacks in the breakroom...yay, I mean no.
9) THE QUIET ONE
You may not even know this person is working. They are under the radar. Low profile. An introvert. They prefer the solo life, including their work-life. The Quiet One isn't negative exactly, but being around others, and especially strangers, can cause The Quiet One physical pain.
10) THE SNEAKY QUICK WIT
You don't see this person coming. They are so quiet, somewhat unassuming. They might even be The Quiet One. Then, their moment arrives when they emerge from their shell. And WHAM! They deliver a quippy comeback that no one saw coming. Pure fire.
We love them all and they make the office a better place.
This is no way an exhaustive list. We'd love to read your ideas in the comments.