I watched “The Office” today on NBC and chatted with an old co-worker (who, by the way, just left HP today) and it got me thinking about working and office life. It’s been almost 3 months since we quit the rat race and my memory is fading fast about working in the corporate world. The more I watch “The Office” the more I think maybe that’s the way it was when I worked too. Was it really that awkward and funny too? I do seem to remember some funny moments but I wonder what a show about my old team would look like…
Since we had a virtual team I guess it would show alot of people (maybe Hollywood Squares style) sitting either in their cube or at home with a phone headset on while talking on the phone and looking at slides on their screen. The people talking or presenting would probably be pacing around the room or looking up at the ceiling (since you dont have to make eye contact in a virtual world) and the listeners would probably be trying to multitask (like making lunch, checking email, IMing, etc.) since they’ve been on the phone all day long and haven’t had a chance to do anything else. Then there would probably be all kinds of things going on in the house in the background (kids crying, dogs barking) as the people scramble to hit mute (many times not quick enough). There’s not as much in person interaction awkwardnes as “The Office”, but there’s a different kind of awkwardness when you have to work with someone you’ve never met before.
Ahh memories. Would it make a good show? It’s funny to me when I reflect about it now as an outsider…Maybe I’ll write the pilot if this venture doesn’t pan out