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A Hilarious Look Inside The Minds Of Real Women At Work

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A typical day at the office usually involves coffee, important meetings, creative brainstorms, game-faced strategizing, snacks and more coffee, and tons of hard work, right? Sure, of course it does, but not just all of that! From Spanx to poor punctuation in gossip posts, managing procrastination to Miley Cyrus, we’ve got A LOT running through our heads – all day long.

Thus, we here at The Stir thought we’d solve the mystery that is what women are really thinking while we’re in those meetings and cubicles! If you thought everything we muse about in the office was all snoozey business all the time, whoo, are YOU in for a wake-up call! Check it out on The Stir…

40 Annoying Habits That Will Give Your Coworkers A Nervous Breakdown

In honor of Global Handwashing Day (yes, it’s real holiday!), the Metro UK compiled a list of the five most annoying types of coworkers. Among them were the sick person (who spreads their plague just by setting foot in the office), the feeder (who shows up every day with leftover cookies or birthday cake) the noisy eater (who slurps and sucks and licks their fingers after they eat Dorito’s) the stuff losers (who are always looking for their pen or their shoes) and the Google disbelievers (who still doesn’t know where to look for guidance about how to spell the word I-N-F-U-R-I-A-T-I-N-G).

Really? These sounds pretty innocuous when compared to some of the INFURIATING human beings we’ve worked with. We’ll take the person who brings in cake over the person who announces their bowel movements any day of the work week. Here are the top 40 most annoying coworker habits we’ve encountered. Please note: If you do any of these things, on behalf of the workforce, we beg you to stop before you drive your colleagues insane. Keep reading »

A Tacky/Impersonal/Genius Way To Deal With Office Birthdays

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A Tacky/Impersonal/Genius Way To Deal With Office Birthdays

God, not another one, you think, about the endless cycle of office birthday parties. The infinite number of birthday cards being passed around for Doug in accounting or Jenny in receiving––people you’ve barely nodded your head toward in the hallway. “Do I have to say something nice about people I barely know again,” you think. Well, the lazy bastards  at one Redditor’s office seem to have found a supremely lazy solution–A multiple choice check box all-purpose birthday card. Here, Joe is congratulated by most of his colleagues for getting another year old. Most of his colleagues, that is, except for Peter and Steve F., who are possibly throwing shade Joe’s way. Happy birthday Joe, from … all of us. [Digital Spy]

Is It Friday Yet? A Field Guide To Terrible Office Humor

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Last week, I had my friend Katelyn over to spend the day co-working at my house. Usually I work from home alone, which I don’t mind, but I was thrilled to have a coworker for the day, and immediately regaled her with some of the worst workplace jokes I had collected from the years I spent working in traditional offices. “Damn, is it Friday yet?” I groaned as I walked to the kitchen to get more coffee. ”Why are you talking like that?” she asked with genuine concern, and suddenly I realized Katelyn had never had a desk job. She had no idea about novelty coffee mugs and perfectly timed staff meeting zingers. It was quite possible she had never come down with a nasty case of the Mondays.

I spent the rest of the day schooling her on the basics of office humor, and decided that it would probably be prudent to compile all the worst office joke genres in one place. Whether you’re new to the subject or have been honing your “Give me coffee and nobody gets hurt” material for years, read on for a comprehensive field guide to 9-5 humor…

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Etsy Spotlight: 10 Marvelous Mousepads To Decorate Your Desk

I had such a case of the Mondays this week and accidentally spilled coffee all over my mousepad. My search for a replacement brought me to Etsy, where I found tons of cute, unique options that would add a hearty dose of style and personality to any desk. Ready to give your mouse a smooth new spot to rest? Click through to check out 10 of my favorites, featuring sugar skulls, flowers, polka dots, mustaches, and more!

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Do You Have A Work Husband?

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Whether or not you have an actual husband or partner at home, apparently there’s a good chance you’ve got a special someone at work: according to a recent survey, 65 percent of workers have or have had a work spouse. What is a work spouse? It’s your closest ally at work, someone with whom you share frustrations, brainstorming sessions, inside jokes, maybe even your lunch. This person is your best friend and confidante until the clock strikes 5, when you both retreat to separate personal lives. Despite flirty undertones, the study also notes that only 8 percent of work spouses actually cross the line into a physical relationship, but does that make it OK? I’ve had work husbands before, and while it was fun at first, all of them eventually got a little too close for comfort. Nothing happened, but in every case I decided to distance myself out of respect for my real life boyfriend. On the flip side, Jessica once went through a work husband divorce that got so ugly she talked about it in therapy. So, what do you think of the “work husband” concept? Have you ever had one? Would you be OK with your real husband or boyfriend having a “work wife?” [Women's Health]

6 Cheap, Easy Ways To Spruce Up Your Office Space

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As a freelance writer, I’ve worked in offices, cubicles, coffeeshops, and everywhere in between. Starting this week I’ll be writing full-time for The Frisky (yay!) [Double yay! -- Editor], which means I’m back to working from home, and I’m excited to update my office space. Wherever you spend your workday, here are 6 simple ways to spruce up your space to increase productivity and decrease the 9-5 blues…

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8 Guys You Should/Shouldn’t Hook Up With At The Company Christmas Party

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Holiday parties are like the highlight of the work year. You get to wear a cocktail dress, drink on your company’s dime, and take advantage of your annual get-out-of-embarrassment free card. On a good night, that includes busting out some dance moves, eating your fill of mini quiche, and getting just sloshed enough to make out with someone by the light of the copy machine. On a bad night, this includes insulting the CEO (who you didn’t know was the CEO because you were just an intern) and hiding in the bathroom of the Four Seasons for the rest of the night. True story, but one for another time. For now, I just want to make sure that should you choose to hook up in work territory, that you do it carefully. Canoodling with co-workers can be very dangerous. But isn’t that half the fun? Here are the eight guys you should and shouldn’t get with at the holiday party.

Shopping Guide: 10 Desks For Getting Stuff Done

Shopping Guide: 10 Desks For Getting Stuff Done
A desk is a great way to make you feel like a real-life adult-type person (I don’t have a desk). Desks give you a place to stretch out and get work done away from the distraction of the TV, a dedicated place to focus your energies when you need to do work, and perhaps most importantly, a place to hide all the floating papers, junk mail and ephemera that can sometimes take over your life. After the jump, we’ve found a selection of desks to pretty up your place.

Keep Track Of The New Year

It used to be that on Christmas or Hanukkah, our more practical parent always gifted us with a wall calendar for the upcoming year. Back then, 12 months of Kirk Cameron was something to look forward to. Now that we’re older, we want a wall calendar that’s sleek and practical to go above our desk. We’d hang this canvas calendar with four tacks, with a fifth to mark the date.

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