Marriott Alumni Magazine

Fall 2014

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Popular Vote Sam sits to your left, but you know him as “the doomsayer.” With each new project, he prophesies epic failure and marks every email urgent—including the one about not microwaving strong-smelling food in the break room. Mary, in the cube next door, loves to turn on the live feed of a falcon nest, sans headphones. The chirpings are intermittent, as are the judging looks she casts toward every soda can that gets trashed. You don’t like either of them. This leaves you in the middle. With your aromatic lamb curry and an empty recycling bin, where do your quirks fall on the office likability scale: above grim guy or below bird lady? BY KATIE PITTS OLSON ILLUSTRATIONS BY JONATHAN BARTLETT

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