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pcristian43
22-07-2013, 08:33 PM
In my experience with jobs I noticed that many people don't chill at work. I find that quite silly, especially in those areas of non life threatening situations either to them or to the other people. You can't tell me that you can't have fun while doing work too, cause that doesn't work but why would one be afraid of working?

mmac900
22-07-2013, 08:39 PM
In my experience with jobs I noticed that many people don't chill at work. I find that quite silly, especially in those areas of non life threatening situations either to them or to the other people. You can't tell me that you can't have fun while doing work too, cause that doesn't work but why would one be afraid of working?

I dont understand how you can chill at work, you are supposed to be working!

However, you can still have fun, and we do at my workplace.

pcristian43
22-07-2013, 08:41 PM
That's what I was talking about too, chill as in not staying overly focused on self to the point where you feel your head is about to blow.

grandmasterp
22-07-2013, 08:43 PM
Gotta have some fun at work.
No fun otherwise.
Those are loooonnnnggggg days.

belial
22-07-2013, 08:47 PM
The Friday 'after work' drink is always hilarious.

The colleagues you work with playing the game of being nice and diplomatic usually turn into a bunch of alcoholics and let their guard down.

Come Monday, they 'don't remember'.

How convenient.

grandmasterp
22-07-2013, 08:48 PM
I could not imagine voluntarily socialising with work colleagues.
See enough of 'em on work time, no way do I want to see 'em on my own time.

syxx
22-07-2013, 08:55 PM
My work is like being at a fun fair where crusty the clown is the main attraction.
Everyone sports a Risus sardonicus as if it's a contest.
The eyes give it away though.
Me, I keep an enigmatic native american blank on my mug; it throws people off and makes them ill at ease.
The only time I look cheery is when I'm dropping a blatant truth on someone.
Who says work can't be fun? :D

sparkplug
22-07-2013, 09:12 PM
I have a scream at work! If I couldn't have a laugh then it would be proper crap.

I don't work in an office anymore so I tend to be left alone to get on with my job with other people I work with.

If and when we have any bosses on site then we calm it down obviously, as long as the job get's done then we get left alone.

belial
22-07-2013, 09:17 PM
Try being a 'manager'.

Been there, got the T-Shirt.

You have to interview them, pretend you have their interests at heart, and talk utter bullshit to keep them happy.

No more.

Shelf-stacking is the easy life now. Doesn't pay as well but keeps you away from Joe Zombie Public. :)

ruxperiencd
22-07-2013, 09:43 PM
Here in the United States, most offices are breeding grounds for social climbers, sycophants and back biting sociopaths. I was an autoCAD drafter for several years and had to work around engineers and numerous sales people.

The engineers, for the most part, were fun. They were nerds, like me. We would drink coffee and play dungeons & dragons on break.

But people working in sales were fucking assholes. If one of them opened their mouths and told the truth, it was a mistake.

psychopigeon
22-07-2013, 10:26 PM
Guys at my old work made a video of themselves doing a dance, they got fired lol. I used to do pranks all the time though, once I taped a shrimp underneath a work mate's chair, he couldn't figure out what the smell was and talked to management about it.

joya
22-07-2013, 11:34 PM
Guys at my old work made a video of themselves doing a dance, they got fired lol. I used to do pranks all the time though, once I taped a shrimp underneath a work mate's chair, he couldn't figure out what the smell was and talked to management about it.

heh, that shrimp thing is kinda funny. What kind of tape did you use? :D

I have plenty of fun at work -- now that I work from home! (freelance design)

When I worked in art departments (agencies, etc.) the egos I interacted with on a daily basis were huge. It's the whole "I am more creative than thou" attitude that drives me crazy, oft found in art directors and similar 'creative types'. Glad I don't deal with that anymore. I'm not built for office life.

Pranks are good times though. At least for the pranker, maybe not the prankee...

grandmasterp
23-07-2013, 12:22 AM
For a proper stench you need a fish finger.
Duct tape does the job but leave the ends open to the air.

willis888
23-07-2013, 01:16 AM
Fun most of the time. Our "meetings" have been known to involve beer and camp fires, and people mostly set their own schedule. The odious tasks, like dealing with the public, are handled by rota that different people sign up for each week. Cooking, cleaning, and childcare is valued just as highly as computer programming or marketing - an hour is an hour, give what you can and take what you need. Worker owned business is glorious :D