Hanging Out

These guys were laughing and having a good time while cleaning this building. Colleagues, good or bad, color one’s work day.

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I’ve lucked out with most of my colleagues at past jobs. At one company, when 6:00 p.m. hit my two peers in my department and I would slide open our metal desk drawers, break open the snacks, and share them while talking about difficulties encountered that day, which might be clients, co-workers, or situations. It was also the moment when our normally composed, professional selves dropped away and the craziness came out.

I fondly thought of that time as “snack and bi***.”

Our job was not rosy by any means—if we were having a snack at 6:00 p.m., you can imagine that meant we were planning to stay for a while—but working side by side and munching on a cookie while having a laugh made everything more bearable and sometimes even fun.

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2 thoughts on “Hanging Out

  1. Office camaraderie is awesome and snacks have this magic power to bind people together, it’s funny.

    Window washers scare me… I mean, I’m scared for them. Seems crazy to put that much work into… washing windows??! (Full disclaimer, I don’t even clean my windows at ground level…)

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