Finding work these days can be pretty rough. Luckily (sort of) we have temp jobs. Even though you probably don’t plan on spending more than a few months in the place, that doesn’t mean you won’t come across the standard office characters. The Meal Stealer, the Bathroom Talker — they’re all there. So before you start that next short-term position (and completely lose your mind), acquaint yourself with these 10 people you’ll meet at your temp job.
The obnoxious laugher.
Oddly enough, people at my office would likely place me in this category. I laugh really loud.
A temp position is a temporary job, so that's why it boggles employees' minds how one person always manages to work in the office for a long, long time. She's not a full-time lady-- that's already been scoped out. She does seem pretty normal though, besides engaging in some occasional bathroom chatter. Yet, we're stumped as to how she's still hanging around past her contract's end. The woman's a mystery and a half.
The joke boss:
Whether he's declaring "beer o'clock" or insisting on a mid-workday ping pong tournament, Joke Boss just doesn't care. He's managing a team of temp job holders, so why enforce rules if it's only a three-month stint for employees? Joke Boss is all, "bring on the fun y'all!" It should be fun, only it's not. It's like being trapped in a real-life version of 'The Office' and you don't even get to be Tim or Dawn (or Jim or Pam).
The Everyone's Mom:
The best part of any job is that one middle-aged lady who acts like the mom of the office. She brings in cookies every Friday, calls us "honey" and has a handy stash of stain remover at a moment's notice. It's adorable. She's the only reason we don't go totally and completely crazy case at any job. She's the EveryMom.
The Paper Jammer:
Dealing with a paper jam is probably the worst thing that could happen in an office, ever. Battling with a printer makes us want to throw the thing out the window, and there's usually that one person who brings about said paper jam in the first place-- the Paper Jammer. Maybe they don't know which buttons to press or how to load paper into the feeder. Regardless, we wouldn't mind throwing them out the window as well sometimes.