I give this an hour before it's shawed.
Hey gents, welcome to L&TAO.
i feel like my office needs more shennanigans. things feel kind of tense lately, but we're doing good work... it's an environment that needs a jokester.
i thought itd be funny if i start making people give me daps, and i start calling them player, pimpin, gangster and just make them start talking about me?
i figure group bonding at my behalf is what this office needs. they need a..
I give this an hour before it's shawed.
whats a daps, precious?
One day I hope to be as attractive and well spoken as Tuco!
Dap in my college years was a high five. Gimmee some DAP!
I'm the jokester in my office, and I'm pretty much sure that it's screwed on any type of promotion and moving up. Everyone wants me in boring trainings, or loves going out to happy hour, but to hell if they take me seriously for any projects or otherwise.
So again... don't be that guy.
What I do nowadays, with the same firm I've always been with (for those of you that know me) is train for Human Resources.
We basically are a bunch of creative misfits with masters degrees in finance... so things can be a little tense since it's fair to say we're being paid like corporate trainers.
I think our department has room for more fun, albeit maybe not this kind of fun
You should totally put someones stapler inside a jello mold.
So are you looking for prank ideas?
It will be detrimental to your career and no one will think it's cute or funny. Just sayin'.
truly the purpose of the thread was for people to post bullshit they deal with @ the office.
There are two offices that I can commute to. One is really sociable and fun (Nerf guns, pop a shot, movie days) but takes an hour to get to and requires a shitty train-to-bus transfer. It also has three total lunch options nearby - one of which is a fucking Subway. The other office is within walking distance of my home, has a shit load of lunch options, and has a badass panoramic view of the Bay. But it's full of antisocial engineers that are a bit unfriendly. If I didn't hate commute times so much it would almost be a predicament.
You sound like the kind of guy who'd be fun to know as a friend, but who I'd fucking hate to death if you were my co-worker. When I've got shit to do, have a deadline or some other such thing then having to deal with pranks or jokes or anything pointless that gets in my way is a sure fire way to piss me off. The way we bond at my office is through lunch, coming together to eat cake just before quitting time when someone has a birthday, various scheduled activities throughout the year (grill day in the summer, Christmas brunch, annual coctail party, etc.) and occasional meetups. Sure, it's no party with nerf-guns, frape, booze at work and shit that I hear goes down at some of my friends work places, but fuck, I work for the government, so I consider this pretty good.
The office is for work. I have no desire to socialize with anyone I work with in-or-out of the office. I don't attend our corporate parties, happy hours, and other bullshit events. When people talk to me during work hours I cut it as short as possible unless it is related to work.
I already have friends. I don't need "friends" at work, too. I want to show up, get my shit done, collect my pay check, and go home and forget about everything and everyone at the office.
I'm close friends with quite a few co-workers. I don't think there's anything wrong with that.
There are cliques in every office just like in any other social situation. You dont want to be the outcast, and at the same time you dont want to be the one that garners the most attention to yourself either. I try to ride the fine line between being social and being inconspicuous, especially to the management. As far as management is concerned, the less they see you and know you the better. At least thats what my feelings on it are. But obviously this all hinges on what the manager is like too. But right now all my manager knows about me is that I get shit done, anything that is asked for, usually the most demanding shit. And usually this is expressed by him in my annual reviews. So its working. Even though I spend most of my days right now surfing the web. But when shit hits the fan I go above and beyond to get the job done. Even if it takes me working from home or some OT (Im salary so I dont get OT)
But his is also dependent on your skills too. Im very good at what I do as I have been doing it for the better part of 23 yrs now. There are many that are not as good, so they have to be cleaver to cover up their inadequacies by the use of social skills and other means.
I go to just enough company gatherings/happy hours/ etc to stay relevant, but not fully buy into the "clique". Seems to have worked for me so far.
To all these people here who are so amazing at their job - did you ever stop to think that if you're always the smartest guy in the room, that you're likely in the wrong room?
Personally I have a feeling that most of the people in this thread aren't quite as valuable as they think, or are such socially inadequate neck beards that they would never be considered for a managerial position anyways.
I have a 2nd job where I socialize with my colleagues, attend extra events, etc. I do this for the exact reason you mention: I have a desire to be promoted (well, taken on full-time as opposed to part-time).
I forgot i created this thread.
Here's a look at my employer's hierarchy and why it rustles my jimmies lately:
I don't go to any company events because 1. I have nothing in common with these people besides work (and I don't want to talk about work outside of work), 2. Often it's just an excuse for them to get smashed. Bunch of hedonists. Fuck 'em.
You guys are super lame, it's obvious when someone is working on something important with that ugh face and it's not the appropriate time to go "hit them up" as it were.
In between (aka a majority of the time in my office) finding ways to make it tolerable with fun is a great pursuit in my opinion.
I'm sure Azeth knows when it's time to be professional and authoritative and when there's some dead space to have fun.
We do a lot of sports pools and mess around with each other pretty often where I work, then again I do work in a male only department so maybe that helps contribute to the more laid back atmosphere.
Last edited by Swagdaddy; 05-17-2014 at 06:05 PM. Reason: Cleaned up grammar
You could always be like the Workahaulics guys. You know, because that's realistic.
woke up today with a to do list about 5-6 line items deep...
around 1130 a client i built an elearning module for swings by my office and gives me 2 tickets to the sox game tonight!
Field box 30 row D seats 1 & 2.
Last edited by Azeth*; 05-21-2014 at 05:07 PM.
It's award season. Will find out Monday if I've been nominated for our firm's "Outstanding Employee Award"
Little birdies have indicated i have been. Monetarily this award means $5000. So really I'm just excited about being honored by my peers.
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