Steps

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    Never show your true feelings. When someone asks how you're doing (and they will, sometimes within minutes of asking you again), reply with this simple formula: "It's [day of the week]!"
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    In fact, refer all your feelings to the day of the week. It's the one thing everyone has in common.
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    Develop your own language. Have three or four signature phrases in the bank and withdraw them often.
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    Laugh at everyone's jokes, including your own. Nothing creates a false sense of camaraderie like shared feigned laughter.
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    Laugh at statements that aren't even jokes. Just not in important meetings.
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    Laugh at shared experiences. Reference them soon after they happen, as a sort of prefab inside joke.
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    Talk about your home life only with regards to your significant other or your pets. Do not confuse the two. Never let on that you have actual fun outside of the office.
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    Find somebody in the office that nobody likes. Complain about him or her constantly, creatively and in hushed tones. Shared hatred is the strongest of all workplace bonds.

Warnings

  • Never mistake tolerance for love. People who think they're loved at the office are asses and everyone hates them.
  • Do not even try to be popular at the office. No one cares and you're wasting your time.
  • Jokes about drinking and drugs are tolerated in many offices, but not all. Even if permissible, reference them with caution, at the risk of looking too cool for the office.

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