I’ve almost been removed from cubeville for 8 years now, but I still remember it like it was yesterday. Just dialing for dollars at Yankee Group. A time when little office hoorays were the difference between winning and losing the day. I posed this question on twitter the other day. What are the 5 biggest small office hoorays you can get in cubeville. Here is what I came up with.
1. Coming in Late To Work And Your Boss Isn’t In Yet
Can’t beat it. You had a late night. You’re tired. You’re scrambling to get into work. You’re already making fake excuses in your head. Just getting your game face on and then you walk in and your boss isn’t there. Win.
2. Finding a killer pen
I don’t care what anybody says. Pens matter. Always have always will. Like when you find a smooth writing pen it’s almost fun to be at work.
3. Getting free food from a meeting you weren’t in.
Is there anything better than when Accounting or some other group has a meeting and orders food and they have left overs and put it in the kitchen? Can’t beat it. It’s the best of both worlds. You didn’t have to sit in the meeting, but you still got it for free.
4. Office Internet Goes Down
Here’s an adult recess for you to enjoy. While the local geek squad is in dismay, frantically punching keys, abusing their mouses and playing with wires, feel free to kick your feet up and relax. There’s nothing like a mid-workday sanctioned power nap.
5. Taking clients out on the company tab
This is the mecca of freebies. It’s high rolling without high rolling. Oak Room? Yes please. Oh you have a Wagyu Tomahawk Steak for 7? I’ll take it for one. Reserve wine list? Obviously. Open tap all night in VIP room full of smokes. Just doing my job.
What am I missing on this list? Have I been out of cubeville so long that there are new office hoorays I don’t know about? Or is it same old same old?