Bar Bulletin

Bar Bulletin

Office Bestiary

February 2022 Bar Bulletin

By Aaron D. Paker

As I see it, employees at any job fall into four basic food chain categories: photosynthesizers; ruminants; carnivores; and super-carnivores. Most people believe that their place on this food chain is determined by their job title and/or job description but that is not always true.

Let me begin by defining each category:

(1) Photosynthesizers are the grass and plants of the office world. They quietly go about their business, clearing the air and making things beautiful, but are easy to overlook and unremarkable.

(2) Ruminants are the cattle. They do the bulk of the work, often by using the skills of the photosynthesizers below them. They are...

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