The office

Saturday, September 1st, 2012

  • Keyboards, office chairs, screens, notepads, desks, stationery cupboards, security passes, fluorescent strip lights, cubicles, telephones extensions, conference rooms, elevators, whiteboards, and name tags. Welcome to the office.

    Small kitchens with passive aggressive notes on the refrigerator door. Sugar bowls full of stray granules of instant coffee and hot chocolate. HR departments, middle managers, Power Point presentations, and performance reviews. Being noticed when you arrive late, and unnoticed when you stay late. Welcome to the office.

    Masking your contempt and hiding your boredom. Furtively facebooking and secretly socializing. Clock watching and wishing every Monday was the following Friday. Welcome to the office.