Rules for the Workplace

Our first job out of college was so terrible. So, so terrible. As in, our boss would clap his hands to summon us. As in, our boss would trap us in his office for four hours at a time and dictate replies to emails because he wasn’t good at typing and his grasp of the English language was slippery. As in, we burst into tears at our desk one afternoon. Nonetheless, we learned three valuable lessons about an office job there:

1) Never say something isn’t your job. People really don’t want to hear that.

2) Acknowledge that some people know more than you and it’s OK—and easier—to trust them.

3) The smartest thing you can ever say when asked to do something, no matter how outlandish, is “No problem.”

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