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I’m Beginning to Feel Like Milton from Office Space

July 4, 2013 by Lady Unemployed

Just give me a red stapler and move my desk to the basement.

I’m being ignored at work.. Really, really ignored. They moved my desk and I’m sitting near two managers and near two people who aren’t in my department.  As for the rest of the people in my department, they are on the other side of the room. What is so tormenting is that there are conversations going on around me, but I’m not included. I know, I know, I could make an effort to talk to my coworkers and I try, but there is only so many times where I start feeling very stupid for trying to connect with them.

I have never experienced this type of isolation at work before. In honor of this new founded isolation, I kept track of the sentences I spoke at work yesterday.

Ladies and gentleman, this is what I spoke out loud at work on July 3rd:


“Oh, I’ll switch places with you.”


“Do we still have that meeting today?”

“Yup, just dealing with paperwork over here.”

Fascinating, isn’t it?


  1. Hi Lady Un(employed) – I know and feel your pain – and from across the oceans in Australia, I can can only offer you read this (humor as therapy) post : Fifty shades of Bouris (Bouris being our Oz version of Donald Trump) –

    And meantime, go out and find yourself the most blingful and sparkling stapler you can find. And you sit that stapler on your desk, and NEVER let any of those stupids touch it.

    Best Wishes
    Blog: 50 Shades of Unemployment

  2. Jess says:

    Haha! I love the stapler idea! I know how you feel and you need to fight it. I tell myself that it’s all in my head and they aren’t ignoring me or doing any of it on purpose. I made myself go over to them throughout the day just to shoot the shit. I also made plans to go to lunch at least once a week with people from my group or at least eat lunch together in the break room.

  3. Please tell me you at least got a piece of cake.

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