#OfficePolitics / #SundayConfessions

I often hear I quickly build rapport with people and make them feel comfortable. I find that quite funny as I often tell people I don’t speak English. Anyway, I digress, I think I’ve made some of my colleagues feel too comfortable because of the comments they’ve made. Below are some of the things I’ve […]

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#OfficePolitics / #SundayConfessions

I know I’m not the only one who dislikes random colleagues asking them to put into a collection for a random person in the office who has seen the light and decided to leave, or sponsor someone who has never jogged to bus stop less than 5 mins away but has decided to attempt an […]

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Appraisal season

  It’s appraisal season soon and whilst I have nothing to worry about, I do have development areas:   (1) Stop pretending I can’t speak English to avoid small talk. (2) Avoid saying “the number you have dialled has not been recognised, please check and dial again” when people who are too lazy to do their […]

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Que?

I came out of the toilet cubicle at work when a lady asked if I was called X. I advised her of my name and asked why. She then said it was because that person had forgotten their work pass and phone by the sinks. I looked at the pass (to see if I knew […]

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#OfficePolitics / #SundayConfessions

Sunday night: a remimder you have less than 24 hours before you go to work to have conversations like these: (1) Her: “can I borrow your foundation?” Me: “You’re white” Cue long awkward stares at each other.    (2) After a 10 min discussion about the conflict in Syria, I asked my colleague why we were […]

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One of my colleagues forgot my name, so they called me Ola

  No problem, except he’s a tall, slender Nigerian man. I’m not angry, just confused. This reminds me of the time someone said I looked like a fat Whoopi Goldberg. I understand some people don’t know many black people, but the point of references are wild and reckless. If you don’t know my name, just […]

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