Bitter Nails
To do
Task Manager
Expense Reimbursements
Purchase Orders
Text by Joshua Jones & Ruth LeFaive
Interactives by Lucy Zhang
Joshua Jones and Ruth LeFaive write in Maryland and California, respectively. This is their first published collaboration. You can read more about them here and here.
Lucy Zhang writes, codes, and watches anime. Find her on Twitter @Dango_Ramen.
Complaints Katherine Makes to Human Resources (Anonymously)
Dec 6, 2019
Ways Plastic Cutlery Lets Katherine Down
Dec 12, 2019
Lies Katherine's Co-Workers Tell
Dec 17, 2019
Katherine's Browser History After Everyone Goes for Drinks Without Her
Dec 17, 2019
Katherine's Thoughts the Afternoon Luis Shares the Last of the Coquito
Dec 18, 2019
The Only Possible Reasons Katherine is Laid Off
Dec 20, 2019
Objects Katherine Leaves in her Cubicle, Even Though They Could Easily Fit Inside a Box
Dec 20, 2019
Printouts Katherine Forgets to Collect Before Angela Escorts Her Out of the Office
Dec 20, 2019
Complaints Katherine Makes to Human Resources (Anonymously)
Dec 6, 2019
  1. Luis' parking. He keeps stealing her spot—well, technically not hers, but where she always parks, by the south entrance, closest to the doors. He even has the nerve to complain about her parking, and Doug takes his side! Cites Luis' ruptured disc. It's not Katherine's fault the handicap spots are by the north entrance. He doesn't even walk with a cane.
  2. Favoritism among so-called managers like Doug. E.g. granting parking privileges for persons with fake disabilities. It's an affront to those who have actual disorders, with doctors' notes!
  3. Angela's use of small paperclips hinders productivity. Those gaudy multi-colored ones the length of her fingernails are downright incendiary. Katherine has told her—how many times now?—Jumbo clips Model 72580 are professional and maneuverable.
  4. Lunchtime use of nail varnish by Angela not only stinks up the office, it's insensitive towards those with allergies and/or disorders such as nail-biting.
  5. Luis' parking, again. On Thursday, he blocks the south entrance to unload a box of clinking bottles, saying it'll be worth it once she tastes his mother's Coquito recipe. The flavor of Puerto Rico, he says.
  6. The plastic cutlery in the kitchen runs out at least once a week.