6 Phases of Work Explained with Cat Pics

Phase 1


You are listening to jazz
Your first day at work is great. Your coworkers are wonderful, your cubicle is cute, and your boss is the best!

Phase 2


You are listening to pop music
After a while you are so busy that you are not sure if you’re coming or going anymore.

Phase 3


You are listening to heavy metal
This is what you feel like at month’s end.

Phase 4


You are listening to hip hop
You become bloated due to stress, feel sluggish and suffer from constipation. Your coworkers are too cheerful for your liking and the walls of your cubicle are closing in. You have started thinking ‘WHATEVER’ about your boss.

Phase 5


You are listening to GANGSTA RAP
After more time passes, your eyes start to twitch, you forget what a ‘good hair day’ feels like as you just fall out of bed and load up on caffeine.

Phase 6


You are listening to the voices in your head
You have built a makeshift door on your cubicle to keep people out, You have a dartboard with your boss’s picture on it in your cube. You wonder why you are even here in the first place!


This was a chain email. I seem to remember seeing this years ago but it made me laugh a second time around so here it is for those who have never seen it.

35 Comments so far

  1. Almu on October 21st, 2008


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  4. Martha on November 7th, 2008

    I think I’m very close to Phase 6!

  5. Ladybug on November 10th, 2008

    Do you have a code for putting the 6 phases of work – and a little cat shall lead them for blogger.com

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    What’s rap?

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  9. Anonymous on December 4th, 2008

    HAHA i burst out laughing. especially at gangster rap cat

  10. Anonymous on December 4th, 2008

    cute. thanks for the uplifting description of the phases of work. seems a little tooooo appropriate at times!!!

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  16. Blurber on January 16th, 2009

    Awesome! And I hate cats. So, really awesome…

  17. fdjddijdoj on January 17th, 2009

    i like this WHOLE page, and from me, that's something!

  18. bob on February 26th, 2009


  19. Anonymous on May 13th, 2009

    Way too funny! Can related to some of them!

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  21. Lemmy on June 9th, 2009

    Stolen from http://www.totalleh.com/the-record-store-cats/page-1/ and put in a rather stupid new context. Duh.

  22. Anonymous on August 25th, 2009

    i like leopard not a cat

  23. Anonymous on August 25th, 2009

    nice and cute cats…..

  24. OLGUITA on August 28th, 2009


  25. ihavecat on June 22nd, 2010

    loved it! cross-posted on my blog!


  26. bonnie on June 22nd, 2010

    that was cute — i would cross post if i knew how — how did so many spammers get on these comments ?!

  27. dedalus on September 3rd, 2010

    Actually I listen to classical music.

    Wondering which phase is that.

  28. Monica on November 25th, 2010


  29. Helen on December 6th, 2010

    I am ‘the boss’. Wish everyday could be kitty nice!

  30. melissa on March 12th, 2011

    this was passed around to thousands of people at my job. we never laughed so hard. This is exactly what working in our office is like.

  31. Josh on May 16th, 2011

    I’m on Phase 5.

  32. Anonymous on June 15th, 2011

    Im on all phases.

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    all phases.yeah

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