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    19 Things Every Office Worker Has Done, But Won't Admit To

    You definitely stay late to work, and not because the Wi-Fi is so much better.

    1. Lying every Monday morning when someone asks you, "How was your weekend?"

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    "Yeah good, I met up with some old friends." = "I had break-up sex with my ex."

    2. Bringing in a healthy salad for lunch, and then going to buy a burger instead.


    You felt good about making the salad, but then your colleague suggested burgers and the salad stayed in your bag.

    3. Taking a piece of birthday cake from someone whose name you don't know.

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    "HAPPY BIRTHDAY something something HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU."

    4. Signing a card with no idea who or what it's for.

    5. Using your work email to tell people some really scandalous gossip.

    Probably about someone at work.

    6. And then being really panicky that you accidentally sent it to your boss.


    7. Confusing the "reply" and the "reply all" buttons.


    And now you've just told the whole office, "Please can I be informed if the away day involves a long coach journey so I can bring my travel sickness pills."

    8. Having days where it feels like you've done more procrastinating than actual work.


    9. When you stay late and you're the last in the office, having a little dance just because you can.


    And maybe sitting at your boss's desk just to try to get his point of view.

    10. Having an office crush.

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    And then probably getting over it three weeks later when they steal your yoghurt and make an awkward joke at the coffee machine.

    11. Staying in the office five minutes later just because you didn't want to share a lift with that co-worker you don't know that well.


    12. Getting angry at a co-worker for something that you've definitely done yourself.

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    "I can't believe she didn't put her mug in the dishwasher, how rude." When last week you left it on the side because you were in a bit of a hurry.

    13. Accidentally getting too drunk at after-work drinks.


    "I'll just stay for one." Yeah, right.

    14. And then seriously regretting it the next day.


    15. Getting seriously mad at an inanimate object.

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    The following pieces of equipment can go to hell: printers, copiers, projectors, lights that turn off when you sit still too long, plugs that keep falling out, and conference phones.

    16. Secretly researching holidays when you should be working.


    Usually ones you can't afford, when you have run out of annual leave.

    17. Constantly either snacking or thinking about snacking.


    18. Going to a pointless meeting just to have a break from work.


    Or to get some snacks obviously.

    19. Nearly overdosing on caffeine most days.

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    For some unknown reason sitting still all day, staring at a screen is the most tiring job out there.

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