Working in an office with where the majority of employees are Latinos is… kind of the best work environment imaginable. With mariachis in the office, jokes you can finally tell in Spanish and the food, work feels more like a cousin’s birthday party than actual work because…
It Starts with the Saludo
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You can’t get away with running to your desk and pretending you don’t see everyone…that’ll get you the death stare, like the one mom gave you when you didn’t say hi to aaaall your tías y tíos.
…Y Se Saluda de Beso
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Waving just doesn’t cut it. You greet your coworkers as you would your Tía Chata.
Like Family Parties, Conference Rooms are Themed
In this case, the theme is chile. There’s Tapatío, Tajín, Tabasco, Cholula, Valentina, on and on and on…
The Wall Art is Anything but Standard
No boring corporate art here.
The Kitchen is the Heart of the Office
The pantry is just like the one at abuelita’s house.
So is the Kitchen Cantina
It doesn’t stop there. Every executive office has a stocked mini bar.
The Smells During Lunchtime are Like…
Because everyone brings home-cooked meals enchiladas, mofongo, even ceviche. None of that basic sandwich sh*t.
Everyone. Is. So. Loud.
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And this includes carcajadas at all hours of the day because the jokes are nonstop.
You’re Never Sure What Language People are Speaking
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One minute it’s English, then it switches to Spanish, then Spanglish and before the conversation’s over you’re hearing words you never knew existed. Does anyone know what chincual means? ?
Cursing is a Natural Thing
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No one gasps or bleeps you out when you say guey, pinche or ch*ngado, because there really is no replacement for those words.
There’s Always a Reason to Celebrate
And mariachis in the office are not a rare occurrence.
All-hands Go a Little Something Like This…
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We get PUMPED.