10 Truths Of Working In A Large Office


1. The queue for the kettle is no joke. Better start scheduling in tea time for when everyone else is done.

2. SO MANY CAKES. Seriously, surely everyday can’t be a birthday? Oh it is? BYE DIET.

3. You get to work early, or stay late to tidy up your desk, because you don’t want to be the one who looks like they work in pure, unadulterated mess.

4. You feel guilty beyond belief that you don’t know the name of all 200+ fellow colleagues…especially if they seem to know yours.

5. You better not touch the milk with the initials on….or RB is gonna be pissed (whoever that is).

6. Need to book a meeting in one of the several on-site meeting rooms? Better book it at least a week in advance to stand a chance in hell.

7. You’ll probably email the wrong member of staff at least once. Why are there so many Claire’s and John’s?!

8. Skyping someone who is less than 10 metres away from you (or even emailing them)….standard.

9. Sitting at your desk for lunch (again) because there’s no seats in the break rooms, or it’s just so damn busy you need a little space.

10. The room temperature is either sauna levels of warmth, or arctic levels of cold. There is no in between.


  1. Rachael

    This rings true to all the tales my husband tells me about his work, although he's not based in his office all week (he's a community social worker) he's always getting free food and yet people still raid other people's food out of the fridge!

  2. Cat Fyson

    Ha, bless him! Luckily we don't have many food thieves…but we do have people who leave stuff in the fridge for months…it's not nice! x

  3. Jo

    Oh god. ALL THE CAKE. I swear office work isn't just bad for your health because of sitting down all day…

    Though I admit, I'm often the one baking them 😉 Means I don't have to eat them all myself! love to bake and practice on people 😉

    Jo xx

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