Office Space Day For Tennesseans

1 04 2008

Inspired by Jonathan Hickman and Rachel W.

Peter Gibbons: The thing is, Bob, it’s not that I’m lazy, it’s that I just don’t care.
Bob Porter: Don’t… don’t care?
Peter Gibbons: It’s a problem of motivation, all right? Now if I work my ass off and Initech ships a few extra units, I don’t see another dime; so where’s the motivation? And here’s something else, Bob: I have eight different bosses right now.
Bob Slydell: I beg your pardon?
Peter Gibbons: Eight bosses.
Bob Slydell: Eight?
Peter Gibbons: Eight, Bob. So that means that when I make a mistake, I have eight different people coming by to tell me about it. That’s my only real motivation is not to be hassled; that, and the fear of losing my job. But you know, Bob, that will only make someone work just hard enough not to get fired. 

Instead of it being April Fools Day, I (once again I deem a fake holiday) Office Space Day.

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4 responses

1 04 2008
joe lance

April Fool’s Day represents all that is soulless and wrong!

Yeah, me too, man.

1 04 2008
missybw

My Bob started his new job with a shiny red Swingline on his desk… because he’s that guy.

1 04 2008
jonathan hickman

Heh. I actually stole a stapler out of the office breakroom last week, and today my boss came and took it back. I didn’t realize it at the time, but it was straight out of Office Space.

I think I’m going to have to burn the building down.

1 04 2008
newscoma

Well, of course. We have to keep that sense of control and sanity.

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