Thoughts of a tired, cynical office administrator trapped in a small corporate law firm somewhere in the U.S.    The stories I relate are 100% true (sadly).   Shockingly, I am still sane, but do have more gray hair….and sometimes a nervous twitch in my right eyelid…

I truly think Scott Adams (who is the creator of Dilbert, the cartoon) is a genius.  I am a huge fan and have been for years…he nails corporate life perfectly.  For a good laugh from the true Dilbert, go to www.dilbert.com !  I do not claim any affiliation, only admiration.

Thanks for reading!!


36 Responses to “About”

  1. Christy April 3, 2010 at 2:09 pm #

    Dropped by to check out your blog. It’s been years since I’ve lived corporate America but your posts still made me laugh. Mostly cause I can still remember those days (with that same nervous eyetwitch). You are hilarious, succinct and a pleasure to read. 😉 Christy

  2. cooper April 14, 2010 at 12:21 pm #

    Congrats on getting pressed freshly. Blog is outstanding….and so true…as I write from my half/cubicle sheep farm….

    ‘I will be back’ – the Governor

  3. silkyvelvet April 14, 2010 at 2:32 pm #

    This is the first day I have seen your blog, and I love it! I used to work in the corporate business world, and it made me miserable. Your posts are both insightful and very funny. Keep up the excellent work! Cheers!

  4. blairpet April 14, 2010 at 6:04 pm #

    So funny, thank you!

  5. willowinthewind405 April 14, 2010 at 8:50 pm #

    a friend of mine referred your blog to me and i would definitely bookmark this. very clever and insightful!

  6. Aki April 15, 2010 at 3:30 am #

    thanks! you really make my day, cuz I work for a bad boss who share similar characteristics as yours. I could pick up some tips here on how to deal with my bad boss. :p

  7. Jill April 15, 2010 at 10:27 am #

    You have now been added to my Google Reader. It’s so sad that I can relate to all this! 🙂

  8. Leslie April 15, 2010 at 11:24 am #

    You are my secular doppelganger. Please write a book! I would gladly contribute my experience. Here’s one: I had a boss who asked me to take in his drycleaning. No biggie. But first he wanted me to SMELL THE ARMPITS OF HIS SUIT COATS

  9. Leslie April 15, 2010 at 11:25 am #

    You are my secular doppelganger. Please write a book! I would gladly contribute my experience. Here’s one: I had a boss who asked me to take in his drycleaning. No biggie. But first he wanted me to SMELL THE ARMPITS OF HIS SUIT COATS to make certain they needed cleaning.

    • livingdilbert May 12, 2010 at 2:45 pm #

      Leslie, I think yours won my vote and the most disgusting…what a terd! I thought of you when I dropped of my own dry-cleaning today!

  10. tconigl1 April 16, 2010 at 11:17 am #

    AWESOME blog. So funny and true! I know exactly how you are feeling and that is why I’m getting out and starting my own business. Keep up the good writing, I love reading it! 🙂

    • livingdilbert May 12, 2010 at 2:44 pm #

      …and you wanted to start a bakery? Is that right? How’s it coming along?

  11. Jenni Engledow May 12, 2010 at 9:56 am #

    I like your new page layout. I also like the Mood Indicator!

    • livingdilbert May 12, 2010 at 2:43 pm #

      Thank you! I think I’m going to have fun with that Mood Indicator! Perhaps even change it during the day…since my mood often changes depending on Bad Boss.

  12. redriverpak May 12, 2010 at 3:33 pm #

    Great stuff! If you don’t object, I will add your blog to my blogroll. Have a great day!

    • livingdilbert May 12, 2010 at 3:53 pm #

      I would be HONORED! I’m glad you got some laughs. I have to laugh most days or I’ll cry! I’ll add you too! I’m always looking for new and funny!

  13. Sank May 17, 2010 at 7:50 pm #

    Love your blog here. Adding you to my blogroll and reader.Thanks for stopping by today.

  14. bookjunkie May 18, 2010 at 8:13 am #

    Cool! I am your 10, 151st visitor today 🙂 Hope your day is going well LD!

  15. Pop May 18, 2010 at 10:19 pm #

    A bit late on this, but woohoo for 10,000 hits! Congrats on your well-deserved success. It’s a bitter-sweet sentiment really, bitter in that if you’re still blogging about this, you’re still w/ the terrible cast of characters, but sweet in that your writing is hilarious and strangely cathartic for so many! 🙂

  16. veronicastarr May 19, 2010 at 2:02 pm #

    Love this idea. I used to work in a corporate setting. I was sitting in a two hour meeting about how to have a meeting. It really was a dilbert moment.

  17. dcbarry May 20, 2010 at 10:37 am #

    Really enjoy your blog. I am a recovering corporate attorney. You have captured both the spirit-numbing, soul sucking environment and the grammer school for the dim-witted interpersonal dynamics of that world perfectly.

    I am officially a big fan

    Dave Barry

  18. Mouse May 21, 2010 at 5:50 pm #

    From one administrative assistant to another…. I really like your blog, and all you have to say. I root for you! Thank you for the add; I suppose I should have asked first, but your blog is too awesome not to share!

  19. C. July 1, 2010 at 3:16 pm #

    Good grief, I honestly thought things like Dilbert and The Office were supposed to be funny…I didn’t realize they were documentaries until it was too late.

    • cb July 11, 2015 at 1:16 pm #

      Sadly true – I had to stop reading Dilbert for a while because it was too painfully true to life. Eventually I developed the mentality that if my situation were a movie or a TV show that I would pay good money for the humor. I learned to detach myself and enjoy the situation for its true humor potential.

  20. girl normal July 27, 2010 at 3:09 pm #

    This is great stuff! I am an admin in a government office, and while government and corperate offices may have some differences, I’m glad to know that the general plight of our our kind is universal. I always thought that incompetence and idiocy where reserved for the government sector. I’m glad to know that I was wrong, and that I’m not alone!

    Oh, by the way, I think you should definately start writing that book. =)

  21. lpskins July 28, 2010 at 1:41 pm #

    Thanks for commenting on my blog. Looks like we’ve got big boob and an eye twitch in common!!

  22. Captain Odell December 23, 2010 at 10:11 am #

    Hai 🙂
    I’m still green but here I can see what’s being up there.

  23. Tori Nelson February 11, 2011 at 3:05 pm #

    Found your blog through Rumbly Cottage…and I love it!
    I so wish I would’ve read this back in my Bad Boss days. It probably could have shed a little humor on my close-to-having-a-heart-attack days!

    • livingdilbert February 11, 2011 at 3:08 pm #

      Thank you!!! I hope you get a lot of laughs! I’ll still be telling stories, even though I finally escaped…..I’m glad YOU don’t have any more Bad Boss days!

  24. jamieahughes June 3, 2011 at 8:47 am #

    What an awesome idea for a blog! I’ll be keeping up with this one for sure!

  25. woodnote1 October 23, 2011 at 6:06 pm #

    I love writers that can deliver articles about serious matters and turn them into sarcastic points of views so I decided to start my own blog. Thanks for the inspiration and If it wouldn’t be too much trouble, I’d love to link up. Sorry for asking here, I know its not the best venue but thanks for the consideration and any feedback would be much appreciated. Regards, Woodnote1.

  26. G. R. Hambley June 12, 2015 at 11:13 am #

    How about a little escapism? Even there in OMG I’m gonna screamville can they take a little jaunt away from you.


    • livingdilbert June 12, 2015 at 11:57 am #

      Escapism and my “pretend if I could” have saved me many a time. I started sharing them with Kick-ass Coworker to help her cope. She’s a bit newer to law firm life. Now she loves to play along. For example, if the little sweaty one is giving her 42 docs to revise when his own secretary is there (we are NOT allowed to say no). Ivevtsught her to envision going in his office and just slapping him upside his sweaty bald head and calmly walking out without a word. I like to think I a have an active imagination, which is the best escapism. Sometimes we just go eat mac n cheese! Thanks again for your comment. I like them!

      • G. R. Hambley June 12, 2015 at 12:10 pm #

        fun stuff … you just need to get your self an angel with an angel or you could use the pick me up a friend sent to me when I was having a day with a couple people when they ask how you can smile and you think, “I’ve already killed you 3 times in my head”.

  27. cb July 11, 2015 at 12:27 pm #

    I must follow a blog named livingdilbert. I too have lived dilbert across many corporations and roles.

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