#OverheardAtWork

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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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YouTube “best before dates” CBC marketplace. Reactions?

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Thank you, pandemic - for getting me out of the holidays with family. - for making it socially acceptable to be antisocial.

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“Can we make the drizzle a little more luscious?” My issue is less with the fact that the word “luscious” is pretty binary. The drizzle is either luscious or it isn’t. My issue is the “a little more”… more

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"Don't worry, you'll be rewarded down the line..."

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"Do you really think we can spend all that money?" These were influencer managers not media

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You're on mute 83972537205x a day

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"When there's sus- suspect behavior"

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Me: ugh, I am soooooo fucking done with this financial client, please, please, please assign me to literally any other project! Boss: oh, really? I thought you'd want to stay on. Me: lolololol… more

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Looking for meaningful work as a 56 year old while dealing with Impostor Syndrome

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One member of the client team yelling at another during a 2 hour Telecon “That’s all in your head!!!”

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Judge on multi-party video mediation: "Those kids in the background are the most 2020 Covid thing I've seen all year."

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Set off the smoke detector while my boyfriend was on call with a new client. Twice.

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Me at a meeting: “I’m going to have to hop off in 10 minutes for another meeting.” Confession: The other meeting was on the couch with Netflix and Ben & Jerry’s.

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“We need more cow. Definitely more cow”

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“This [tactical product promo ad] is missing that campy factor” 🤯 ps. apparently a fan of Met Galas

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“business advice: open the attachment” -RHONY playing in background

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An overhead convo from a co-worker who is also a pastor “ These are the end times y’all. Jesus is coming back on a white horse with a sword, tatted up! You better get ready!”

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"How are you staying sane?" "I'm multi-tasking by filling out job apps"

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"whenever I see an angry man online bitching about 'females' I pronounce the word in my head like 'tamales' and my blood pressure goes down, just a little bit"

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"...likely goes without saying, but obviously we can't..." – an account director Translation: "I know it's not my place to say (and everyone knows it) and we'll really have… more

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This was on a conference call with a business partner. "I am working from home and my kids are able to be at school since it's a private school. I guess that's what white privilege gets… more

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“I love when young creatives like you come in here raw and just start doing it.”

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*Sounds of budgets cutting*

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Secretary opened a new matter for a very active RE client "acquisition of property"

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Colleague to me in regards to a department meeting our boss set up “I don’t think I can join this zoom meeting, I’m trying to socially distance myself from you guys”

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9 am company wide zoom meeting Coworker: “Are you drinking red wine at 9AM?” Me, drinking cold brew out of a stemless wineglass: “...what if I am?”

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On a call with the CEO talking about diversity and they compare a person with tattoos experiencing prejudice in the office to Black people colleague experiences... Meanwhile last I checked, a tattoo w… more

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To our Manager of Production, Head of Accounts noted the extreme stress being put on the production dept due to layoffs and resignations and suggested our team needed more support. Manager simply repl… more

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"You're great, but just a little too much personality to work on this client." Welp... 👋

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Someone logs onto a Zoom meeting of 40 people while also on a Teams call: “Does this shirt make me look naked?”

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On zoom call: My boss was having technical difficulties and couldn’t hear us, but we can hear him. He starts cussing because he’s frustrated and his wife comes in and asks what’s up. Then he says “My … more

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Feel like this bowl should go retro and we should all post the wild shit that was said in person back in the day. I can start. “I prefer to hire women. You all don’t argue as much.”

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Lawyer: “can we change the term In the announcement to X?” Public affairs officer: “No. we have to use this term Y because that’s what (federal agency) uses. The secretary of (federal agency) s… more

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"You can't have this file, its sensitive. We don't give those to vendors" "I...I work here.."

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So a coworker friend overheard our department head discussing the budget for our position. Safe to say we are both grossly underpaid—her a lot more than me (a man), but even the difference for me is q… more

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“So, if I hate working on [client], but love the rest of my job, but [client] equals job security, then the only way for me to keep the job I love is to hate my job? Cool.”

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