Pretending to be a boring office drone on Facebook

Why?

It’s not unheard of for bored workers to spend some time on their Facebook page to escape the drudgery of spreadsheets, paperwork and internal memos.

A new phenomenon on Facebook, however, appears to attempt precisely the opposite: to simulate the most ordinary, mind-numbingly boring office lifestyle possible.

The Facebook group Generic Office Roleplay has attracted over 3,000 members since August, with users posing memo-like notices about the cubicle-confined goings-on of a fake company, Stackswell & Co.

The posts on the page are a mixture of the most boring, one-note, unremarkable notices one gets while working in a nondescript office environment. For example, See the page’s description of Stackswell & Co., with its combination of meaningless corporate speak – “Agile, Vision-oriented, Disintermediated” – and its dedication to “red-tape, bureaucracy and efficiency.”

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