21 More Power Moves You Can Pull At Your Entry-Level Job


Keep this up, you’ll be a junior partner in no time.

  1. Take two old ticket stubs to the office and leave work early, declaring you have “box seats” while flashing the tickets to your coworkers as you walk out the door.
  2. Only speak like Dustin Hoffman from Hook around the interns.
  3. Pull the “No I will not make out with you!” move at a staff meeting.
  4. All lion everything.
  5. Buy the Rocky/Apollo Leroy Neiman painting and hang it in your cube.
  6. Say “another good month” when you get your paycheck, despite being in a non-commission position.
  7. Reference your “hot streak” without giving context to what the streak entails.
  8. Tell people that your computer isn’t “street legal.”
  9. Talk about money in terms of credit card miles instead of dollars.
  10. Pretend to be negotiating a big business deal when a student loan collector calls your extension.
  11. Suggest paintball as a teambuilding exercise.
  12. When a coworker approaches your desk, grab the mic on your earbuds, give them the “hold on one sec” hand signal and pretend like you’re on a call.
  13. When a coworker IMs you, ignore them for a full five minutes before responding.
  14. Sarcastically clap when a rival coworker finishes their presentation.
  15. Ask clients where they workout.
  16. Drop “hashtag” before random words when talking to the social media manager.
  17. “What’s this cubicle, 8 by 8? Mine’s 9 by 9. No big deal.”
  18. Give an older coworker advice on his 401k.
  19. Do the “What do you mean you don’t know how to swing a golf club?” move on the secretary.
  20. When someone asks you what your long term goals are, reply with “Talk to my agent.”
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Brian McGannon

What do I love? I love happy hour, a good golf tan, and getting moderately drunk during dinner.

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