Scotcampus Magazine Article: 10 Perks of an Office Job

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Published in Scotcampus Magazine. You can read the entire edition online here for FREE.


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Office jobs might be synonymous with suits, microwavable lunches and boredom, but working in a stationery-fuelled environment actually has more perks than you might realise.

  1. Office pranks – changing a colleague’s email signature to “lots of love and kisses from [their name], sticking a coin to the canteen floor to see how many pick it up… the possibilities are enough to get you out of bed.
  2. Stationery – reaping the benefits of the stationery cupboard to kit your whole family out for school/work/college – not to mention finally having an excuse to raid the Paperchase sale: “My work doesn’t have notepads like these, I swear!”
  3. Lunch pals – saving your gossip for your friends at lunch, who you do not see at any other point in your day-to-day life.
  4. Office parties – ditching your tightly buttoned collars for a handful of nights a year, purely to reassure your colleagues that you do, in fact, lead a double life.
  5. A secret stash – the objects in your personal drawer have rarely seen the light of day. Everything from pencil shavings, to half-eaten cereal bars and a variety of completely out-of-bounds blackmailing merchandise.
  6. Just holla’ – “Anybody got a pen?” “Where’s the sugar?” “Who was last in the toilet *cough/choke*?” When everyone you could ever need is so close by, there really is no need for discretion.
  7. The inevitable romance – the one who consistently irons their clothes, smells great and is paid to spend time within proximity of you. Meet me by the printers? *wink, wink*
  8. Becoming a ‘green goddess’ – with recycling being hammered down everyone’s throats within the work space, you can sleep at night knowing you do your bit recycling your Red Bull can each day.
  9. Routine – knowing exactly how your day pans out will makes the time fly in that much quicker: 9:15am – tea break (1). 10am – tea break (2). 11am – first lunch. 12am – second lunch…
  10. Free the troll – Working behind the security of a screen reduces the pressure to paint your face on each day. Yes, I have adult acne and no – it will not affect your day.

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