Post # 1
This is just a rant about something that, perhaps unreasonably, really annoys the crap out of me.
My desk is directly across the hall from the office a dude who also works for my company. He seems very nice and I’m not sure what his job is exactly (big company), but he NEVER FUCKING LEAVES AT NIGHT.
Seriously, no matter how late I stay – he’s here. And it annoys the crap out of me. Sometimes I just want the office to myself but HE WON”T GO HOME!!! EVER!!!!
Again, I’m not entirely familiar with his job but its not like he’s a major player in our company. In other words, he’s not so important or in demand that he has to work the hours he does. I can only conclude that he’s either a weird workaholic or he really, really hates his home life.
Post # 3
@Zhabeego: Haha! I’m the opposite, I back my car into the lot so when it’s quitting time I can zoom out. 😉
Post # 4
Yeah, I think some people do, their whole life is work.
Post # 5
Maybe he doesn’t have internet at home and he stays at work to go on the internet and watch tv shows on hulu?
Post # 6
Maybe he doesn’t have a home? I’ve been told by people that they had former coworkers that never seemed to leave the office and it turns out they were homeless and secretly living at work. For example, they can shower at the gym and then sleep at work or something.
FWIW, these people were homeless because of spousal support/divorce financial issues, not just regular poverty issues.
Or he could be waiting out the traffic? We have horrible traffic and some of my colleagues keep weird hours because they othewise would spend the time stuck in the car.
Post # 7
- Wedding: February 2017 - Seattle, WA
Oh man, that would annoy me. I know what you mean though, sometimes I just like a few minutes to myself in the office at the end of the night. Most nights my co-worker (who shares a cubicle with me) will put on her jacket, get her stuff gathered up like she’s ready to leave, and then just sit there on her computer for like a half hour!!! And in my head I’m thinking “just GO already!!!”
Post # 8
Haha sounds like the office version of the ladies’ room dance — where you kinda have to poop so you want to wait til the other person in there leaves, but then they take F-O-R-E-V-E-R and it’s just the most infuriating thing.
I also often wonder about people who stay at work forever. Darling Husband is in the Army and works at a hospital, and many of his peers in similar positions in different departments proudly claim to work 16-18 hour days. He and I honestly cannot begin to understand just what the eff these people do for 16-18 hours. Darling Husband finishes his work in like 4 …
Post # 9
@iarebridezilla: LOL. Your post was spot on.
Thanks everyone. I thought I might get flamed for being weird or irrational. I wouldn’t might quite so much but he’s RIGHT THERE directly across from me so I can’t play music and I have to listen to him type and do stuff when I just want peace and quiet!
Yeah, I have no idea what his personal story is. I think he wears a wedding band but can’t swear to it. Traffic in our city isn’t terrible (and certainly doesn’t last as long as he stays!), so I don’t know what’s going on. I”m pretty sure he’s not homeless – he makes very good money.
Well, I”m wrapping up for the night…and he’s STILL here. Yeesh.
Post # 10
I think this about my boss. He never takes a day off. Ever. Its fine if you don’t like taking vacations, but to never use any of your leave? Especially since we can only save so much until it becomes “use or lose” and he just opts to lose it! He only has to work 8 hours like the rest of us (its the fed govt so he doesn’t get points for working longer days or anything like that) but he finds excuses to just hang around all day. He is married, but I get the impression that work is his entire life.
I also work with a woman who literally stays in the office until 11pm sometimes. 11pm!!!
Post # 11
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
@iarebridezilla: So glad I am not the only lady with the bathroom problem! If a lady eyes you at the sink washing your hands, hurry the heck up and leave so she can poop.
Post # 13
There is NOBODY at my job like that… we all watch the clock!
Post # 14
my old supervisor was like that, had no life outside of work! she took pride in getting all of the Overtime to pay her 2 sons cell phone bills and wardrobe costs (highschoolers! 17 and 18 yo) i asked why didnt she help them get a part time job at least to help out, she said why have her sons work when she can make extra money in the office!
Post # 15
@Zhabeego: You should stop ranting about “very nice” people. If they want to put the extra effort in a work, maybe you could learn something from them.