For those working their first jobs in retail or the service industry, a cushy office job sounds like the dream! No more working on your feet, maybe get a little online shopping in—oh, someone brought in cake for Susan’s birthday? Amazing! But the sad truth is, those cubicle walls hide some of the worst people in the universe. Whether it’s a scheming coworker or a completely incompetent boss, anyone who has ever worked in an office knows that they can be the site of the some of the pettiest melodrama the world has ever seen. These stories by Redditors make situations from The Office and Horrible Bosses seem like a walk in a park—and are likely relatable to anyone who has ever trudged into an office tower at 8:59 on the dot.
1. Dumb Boss
My boss was trying and trying to save data to a thumb drive and eventually asked me to try on my computer because hers wasn’t recognizing it as a storage device. She gave me the device. It was an external battery pack. This is only one of so many stupid things she’s done. It wouldn’t be so bad if she acknowledged her stupidity or missteps sometimes, but she is too stupid to even realize that her problems are because of her own mistakes.
2. Delicious Cheesecake
Once, at a company party, my coworker grabbed a wedge of Brie cheese and took a bite out of it. I later asked and pointed it out to him and he said, “This cheesecake tastes really weird.”