- Jul 10, 2020
True that! I worked in an academic department with my own office (I wasn't ostracized - we all had our own office 😏 )
I miss the days when we had our own offices. The director of our company must have read an article about open plan offices, and decided it would be more egalitarian if everybody all sat together
I have a huge problem with this. Why should you have to bring in cakes on your birthday. Shouldn't all the other minions be bringing in a cake for you. Is that a custom over there? You bring in the cake on your birthday?
In all the offices I have worked in the birthday boy (or girl) is the one who brings the cakes in. It does seem counterintuitive at first but it makes things easier - you only have to do a collection for a big occasion birthday rather than every other week.
Although I used to work with someone who would get so angry about it like it was on a par with genocide. When people pointed out that it saved doing collections all the time, her idea was that everybody apart from the person whose birthday it was should bring in 2 doughnuts or cookies etc, and keep one for themselves and give the other one to the birthday boy, so they would have like 30 cakes to get through and probably not live to their next birthday! She was an insane cat lady though