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#OverheardAtWork

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“Let’s postpone this meeting for two weeks. I’ve been tested positive for COVID” We’re all working remotely and I’ve faced this situation 6 times as it is. Y’all wild but stay safe!!!

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(support conference call wrapping up) CSR: Is there anything else I can help you with? Customer: No, thanks. That's great. (CSR thinks the call ended but he's still on speaker) CSR: (turns tow… more

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At the client an a consultant says... wow, I can’t believe how little client John Smith makes for that senior level role. They’d have to pay me minimum $350k to consider taking that job... Mean while,… more

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Adventures of an all female team: "You totally have sex hair.... I'd look like that every morning if I had a boyfriend like yours" Client and coworker bonding over period flow colors.

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100% confirmed Apple getting into self driving Vehicles.

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Requester: let me know your availability for a meeting Me: 10-11am Req: how about 12:30pm or 5pm? Me: no (Meeting ended up at 10:30-10:45am)

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The most awkward video call I’ve ever been on, with clients + 3 vendors: Client: Let me share my screen. Also Client (once someone else is talking, starts an IM chat on the screen that is *still sha… more

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Partner (on my first day on the project): which work stream are you on? Which client team? Me: I’m on Marcy’s team. Partner: Marcy is a f$&king idiot! Me: 😳 uh...thank you for that information. … more

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ECD: The suits have a problem with you calling them suits. CW: I call them by their names and only call them suits when talking to you. ECD: You shouldn't call the suits, suits. CW: ...

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What is the most annoying “buzzword” you hear on your meetings?

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On a Zoom call: Colleague A: *begins talking* Colleague B: *begins talking at the the same time as A* Colleague B: "I'm sorry, A. Go ahead" Colleague B: (said with much attitude) "N… more

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So he's getting his daughter a Cartier bracelet and all you got is flowers and a box of chocolates? Girl...

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“I love her feet”

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I’m curious how many people discuss their salaries with coworkers? I’ve been told not to do this, but I’m thinking of asking for a promotion and it’d be great to know a baseline for what coworkers at … more

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From a good friend... A to Manager: is newest teammate covering; Manager: Yes....; B on same call (aka trainer to newest teammate): newest teammate isn’t so sure about covering...; Manager to B: after… more

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New Junior: Do we get Christmas Eve off? Office: *laughter*

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This is likely a dumb question - has anyone been drug tested before starting a new job recently? Asking for a friend 😬.

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Client: yeah my last account person had a drinking game for everytime I said “I know it’s a tough ask, but you’ve got this” *with 1 day turnaround time*

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Me: scrolls through meme website during 1:1 zoom call bc it’s a bad habit Chill coworker laughing at me: You know we can see everything on your screen because of the mirror behind you right Me: 🔥�… more

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Client when reviewing image select for a retailer: "People at Walmart don't surf. We can't use this image" like what?

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I just had a grown man sign off a one-on-one work call with "night night" - we do not work together and have never met face to face.

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Me: I wanted to let you know first that I got a new job. Manager: oh a side gig? Yea all we have to do is get it approved but I’m sure it’s fine. Me: no, like a new job. Im leaving in J… more

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"I bet 60% of santa hat sales are from stock image photographers."

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Me: so do I have your approval to submit the proposed order to release your mental health records? Client : sure go ahead. Btw I don’t agree with the diagnosis of schizophrenia. I just take my meds be… more

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1:1 with my VP me: I'd love to learn more about the differences between Director/Group director/VP....based on that recent situation with "Candace", I'm thinking that she was focuse… more

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Recruiter: So what did you think? ECD: Their work wasn’t very good, but they know how to sell and I like that they looked creative. Clothes, aesthetic, and all. Recruiter: and...? ECD: Hire them.

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Me: I was wondering if I can get a pay raise this coming year,since the director resigned, the AM resigned, and I have been also doing they work for the past few months to keep the account running....… more

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“Who cares if it doesn’t work! You have to sell the vision!”

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"Do you think he's gay?"

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To get you through the second half of the week 🙈🤣

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Nothing, because I'm PTO. Take breaks people! They're super important!

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In a physical inventory training for new hires... “do we have to bring our own scales to the site?”

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"I like the beard, you should keep that look"

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“can you see my real background? cool bc I’m actually on the toilet” I said it. Ha!

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Love it! I often call my manager on FaceTime (only because he started it) at 9:05am and he wakes up startled from bed. Often none of those calls are urgent. Wonder if he will ever tell me to stop the … more

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"I love Zoom because I can just turn my camera off and eat almonds while you talk."

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"can the person typing loudly please go on mute"

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Does anyone know what Nick Emery did? Pardon my nosey curiosity, but every report has been so vague and I’m super curious.

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On a conference call "sorry I didn't hear that I was twerking" Everyone "Err...what?! Turns out they thought "twerking" meant "tweeting whilst working", cla… more

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How do you respond to when some else is taking credit for your work?

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