Projects, deadlines, meetings and bosses, the many things you can’t ignore at your workplace. While the first three can be dealt with owing to experience and talent but the variety of bosses that you are served on a golden platter may urge you to pull your hair out.
They come in a variety of shapes and sizes ranging from the hottest to the coldest temperature a thermometer can hold. It takes patience and even supernatural powers to deal with some bosses. Here’s a list of six bosses that rule your office space.
- The Coffee Maker
Blood red eyes and sleep deprivation clear on his face, messy hair, wrinkled attire. That’s basically what he looks like if you can manage to spot him amongst piling cups of coffee littering his desk that he gulps down in a day.
- The Workaholic
He looks the same as your Coffee Maker boss but files, laptops, appointments take the place of endless cups of coffee and his office room is often strewn with sticky notes. This boss eats, sleeps, drinks and even celebrates with work. He has left behind the Moh and Maya of the outside world and is happily married to his office.
- The Angry Young Man
He storms into the office with a scowl on his face and walks around barking orders. His constant yelling and screaming makes you want to pull your hair out and wish that slaying tormentors wasn’t an illicit act under the law.
- The Philosopher
He begins his day with a breakfast of philosophy butter spread on quoted bread and a tea full of sayings. He has Gyan to offer on everything, big or small. His briefings feel like an episode of Art of Living.
- The Best Friend
He walks into the office like he has stepped on a Goa beach, enjoying a college vacation with his pals. He gives you a cuddly bear hug, goes clubbing with you and work is treated as a fun project assigned by your college professor.
- The Social Media Addict
He’s the one that possesses the invisible cloak of Harry Potter. You may never see him in office, but you can always see him online. He’s the modern day junkie that manages all his work over Facebook, Twitter and Gmail. He has probably forgotten what daylight looks like and how humans sound.
- The Ideal Boss
They are the rare species found once in a blue moon. They comprise of all of the above characteristics in the most minimum percentage. He is a workaholic that makes use of limited useful technology, can be related to Hitler when required and can even brighten up the office atmosphere with one smile. He has words of wisdom to advice when required and the comforting company of a best friend as and when needed.
The first six are typically found in almost all offices but to attain services under the last boss requires good Karma and years of Tapasya.
Stand on one leg for a few million years and maybe in your next birth you will be hired by the Ideal Boss, till then keep dealing with a pile of coffee cups or a working robot.