It’s been kind of weird realizing that work is, in fact, “work” and isn’t always fun. As I spend more time in the workforce and have gotten to peek in to various office environments, I’ve started keeping a mental list of everything there would be in my dreamy perfect corporate environment (though I doubt I’ll ever find a job with these elements). What’s on the top of your workplace wish list?
An office dog.
I once worked in a dog-friendly office building and seeing pups in the elevator every day made me so happy.
Somewhere to take a nap.
Or at least a daily nap-time allotment. Being an adult is exhausting, ok?!??
Diet Coke on tap.
Or seltzer. Along with plenty of ice. One place I previously worked had a whole soda fountain available for free…but it was disappointingly stocked with Pepsi products.
The ability to do my nails at my desk without feeling self-conscious.
When I was an intern, the girl who sat next to me used to do this and I always thought it was ballsy AF. Honestly, I’d probably do this now if someone would invent scent-free nail polish.
An expense account.
Remember that Seinfeld episode when Elaine goes a little nuts with her corporate card? That’s what I have in mind.