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We Asked Our Moms To Solve Common Office Problems

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Office problems. We all have them, but what can be done? We assembled a super team of brilliant moms to help us solve some everyday office problems. Here's what they came up with.

Your momxpert problem-solvers are:

Fawn (professional pet sitter), Dale (retired nurse), Jane (customer-service associate), Amy (nurse), Meem (computer-support technician), Kari (secretary), Maribeth (happily retired), Nancy (receptionist), Sue (special-education teacher), Cyndy (branch assistant manager), Susan (business manager), and Claudia (retired bank manager).

Maribeth: He'll have to take care of my ill mother :)

Susan: Say you have a date!

Fawn: Tell your boss your cats are starving at home and they need you.

Meem: Say you have to take the dog to the vet.

Kari: Say you don't have a babysitter and ask if you can bring your kids along.

Nancy: Fake your own death.

Jane: Draw huge eyeballs on your bag as if to say, "I'm watching you!"

Sue: Two words: "toothpaste sandwich."

Claudia: Get one of those exploding dye packs they use on bank robbers.

Cyndy: Put a Post-it on your lunch bag with your name on it.

Fawn: Put cat poop in your lunch bag.

Kari: Use a decoy bag and put breast milk and cat food in it.

Dale: Poison.

Cyndy: Ignore them.

Claudia: Bring baked goods to the office to share with them.

Fawn: Talk about your cats.

Amy: Kill them with kindness...or find out what bugs them, then do that.

Maribeth: Just say the serenity prayer.

Dale: Poison. (laughs maniacally)

Dale: Put on your best puppy-dog eyes and beg. They'll be so confused that they'll give in just to get you out of their office.

Cyndy: Set a meeting, express your accomplishments, and then ask for a raise.

Nancy: Wear the same clothes for two weeks without washing them, and then when questioned, say you could really use a raise.

Fawn: Tell your boss that your cat needs surgery...and that you have been a great asset to your company.

Amy: Hide their cell phone. It drives people crazy.

Maribeth: Convince them that tomorrow is a holiday and that there's no work!

Claudia: Wrap everything on their desk in tin foil!

Meem: Tape down their phone's hang-up button.

Cyndy: Hide the coffee.

Sue: Go to a pet store, buy a bunch of feeding crickets, and set them loose in their car.

Kari: Put breast milk in their coffee.

Maribeth: Just say, "I have IBS."

Amy: Tell them you'll go, then don't show up and think of a good excuse on your way home.

Susan: Tell them you have an appointment with your accountant.

Cyndy: Tell them your daughter has a project that's due in the morning and you still have to go to the store to pick up all the crap for it.

Fawn: Tell them you have to go home to your starving kitties.

Meem: Just say you have diarrhea.

Amy: NOTHING! No dating co-workers.

Jane: Pursue it! Tell them you like them, and then see where it goes.

Susan: If they're married, STAY AWAY! If not, smile a lot.

Dale: Invite them over for dinner one night. ;)

Fawn: First, see if they like cats.

Kari: Flirt! A little healthy flirting is good for the soul...and the ego!

Dale: Tell them an opportunity came up in Australia that you just can't pass up!

Susan: Two weeks' notice and a letter of resignation.

Amy: Just get another job, then give your two weeks' notice.

Cyndy: Write a letter — make sure you thank them and give them two weeks' notice!

Claudia: Invite your boss out to lunch and explain that the new opportunity is too good to pass up.

Dale: Bring in puppies! Or wear a funny hat and see what reactions you get.

Fawn: Watch cute cat videos on Facebook and Instagram.

Susan: Ask for more assignments.

Meem: Surf the web for something funny.

Nancy: Fake your own death again.

Amy: Send another one! You're on a roll now.

Kari: Suck it up, buttercup.

Cyndy: April Fools'! (Even if it's June.)

Claudia: How do you even do that? I might be doing that all the time. Now I'm worried. Can you show me how to not do that?

Nancy: Blame it on Russia!

Sue: Light your computer on fire.

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When it comes to office problems, moms have all the answers. But what would happen if your mom was your office problem? Find out when Great News premieres Tuesday, April 25, at 9/8c on NBC.

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