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‘We get married in spring!’ Readers’ favourite memories of office life

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Among memories of bake sales, lunchtime walks in salubrious surroundings and debating with colleagues the optimum technique for making a cup of tea, my fondest memory of the office shall always be striking up a friend...

Memories of office life: as a temp, I was self-conscious and disillusioned – until John arrived

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The office was a strange and alienating terrain for me when I arrived in it at 23. I had dropped out of university years before, expecting something to happen to me that would focus my future and simultaneously bestow...

Memories of office life: at the call centre, every customer interaction became a prank

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The part of communal work-life I miss most is gallows humour. This can only be forged in really crap jobs, and they don’t come much worse than call-centre work. I’ve done a fair bit, cold-calling for rubbish products,...