Have you ever contemplated the scathing, "tell-all" book you'd write about your office soap opera? We all have stories about the office know-it-all, the office slut, the office 'does nothing but the boss thinks he's the greatest thing since slice bread,' the office, and of course there is us – THE ONE WHO DOES EVERYTHING AND WITHOUT US THIS PLACE WOULD FALL APART!
Well, I found a clever place you can go when you have to tell someone or you'll burst: True Office Confessions
You can submit your office story, whine or gripe and see if others feel the same way. Each post allows you to vote "ME TOO" and it's a fun place to spend a few minutes if you just feel like you need to know that you could, in fact, be working some place worse.
The current best confession is a listing of Out of the Office reply messages you wish you could have on your auto-responder, like:
I will be unable to delete all the unread, worthless emails you send me until I return from holiday on 4 April. Please be patient and your mail will be deleted in the order it was received.
I've run away to join a different circus.
I will be out of the office for the next 2 weeks for medical reasons. When I return, please refer to me as 'Margaret' instead of 'Steve'.
It's good for a chuckle.
Deborah Chaddock Brown
Writer and glad I work from home!