Thursday, December 18, 2014

Deck the Walls of Cubicles

Um, we have a problem here.  Yeah.  Apparently, you didn’t put your name on the Christmas party sign-up sheet.  Um, we need to know what you’re bringing.  MmmKay?  Did you see the memo on this?

If you’ve seen the movie “Office Space” you probably can hear Bill, the office boss, saying this right now – funny stuff!   Most likely, if you’ve ever worked in an office, you can relate to some of this office humor.   Christmas time at my office is always a fun time and entails some decorating traditions, pigging out on party food, office amusement and co-worker mingling.  The food is potluck style, with everyone bringing something to share, which per the memo and office protocol, should have been indicated on the party sign-up sheet.  If you didn’t sign-up and you have an “Office Space” boss like Bill, then you don’t eat!  Kidding!  In my office, no one goes hungry on this day.



 Then there’s my work space area, yep..where all importance rolls out each day, wherein at holiday time we fashion-up some cheer to those once bare cubicles!  We pizzazz up the walls and bring out the holiday ornaments that each of us pin up to our own cubicle section.

An office-mate usually creates a handmade ornament to add to our collection each year and as the collection of trinkets grows, it has created an adornment of “deck the walls” look.   So, as you round the corner to our cubicle hallway, you’re slapped in the face with holiday spirit!

It’s fantastic having some great office holiday traditions to go along with your family ones.  If not for some simple office fun once in a while, we could all easily become corporate drones in a soul-killing environment.  

Thankfully, for a moment, at least once a year, we can avoid lost staplers, copy machine jams, mysterious memos and guys named Bob.  Um, yeah. Watch the movie "Office Space" and enjoy “a square of chocolate.”

Put your smile on,
Laurie O

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