Sometimes you get so frustrated with your job that you find yourself thinking “if this computer wasn’t literally my livelihood, if it wouldn’t cost me thousands of dollars to replace, I would throw it right out my window just to show the world what’s what.”
How do we deal with these impulses in a safer way? In a controlled way? One user on Reddit had a suggestion.
What do we think of this? Let’s get some takes.
1. Punching bag.
I’m a software developer and just yesterday me, my coworkers and my boss were seriously talking about getting a punching bag for the office.
But I like your idea too.
2. I see what you did there.
I do that at my job.
I go in complete stranger’s homes, charging in with an axe, with almost no prior warning. Often in the middle of the night, even on weekends and holidays.
I sometimes have to smash the front door or a window just to get in.
First, I’ll drag the occupants out with great speed and force if I have to, and then deliver them to my coworkers in the van outside waiting to transport them to the receiving facility.
When I’m back inside, I absolutely will break sh*t with my axe if it is necessary for getting the job done. My most common targets are walls, ceilings and cabinetry.
Overall, firefighting is a pretty satisfying line of work.
3. The aftermath…
Well I’ll just hope the janitor gets paid extra because I’m turning that room upside down
4. Too much money.
I have this at my job sorta; two storage rooms full of furniture I need to destroy. It’s nice putting on some headphones and just beating stuff up, once all the screws have been removed.
The furniture keeps coming too, we get people coming in from other locations with overstuffed budgets, easy way to waste money is to redecorate their new offices. Then they get transferred to another location or office, someone else gets the old one with the way overpriced crappy new furniture and the cycle repeats.
The problem is cleaning up after and managing how full the dumpster gets.
5. You’re a champion.
In restaurants, not uncommon for waiters to go blow off a sh*tty table by going into the walk-in and punching the sh*t out of the uncut ribeye and briskets.
I don’t think I know any waiter who hasn’t done that multiple times in their career.
6. Where’s the limit?
Good but in my workplace I fear nothing in there would ever be unbroken
7. Nobody’s stopping me.
I’m self employed so I could do this any time I wanted.
I’d also have to pay for it all so…
8. Talk about toxic.
If the situation is so bad there that people are so angry that a break room is required I would start looking for a new job immediately.
9. Rage against the machine.
A rage room, I think it’s called.
This would probably be a great way to relieve stress for most people lol
10. The downside.
Work in retail and you can snap hangers when your angry or break them over your knee or stick your face into a pile of jeans and scream.
The downside is that you will have to work in retail.
11. Ship happens.
I kinda can do that already, if I wanted to.
Being in shipping/receiving we accumulate a lot of wooden skids (pallets) and eventually we have to bring excess to the wood dumpster.
I have a crowbar and a sledgehammer so I could smash the crap out of the skids prior to taking them to the dumpster.
12. Who’s gonna pay?
Probably wouldn’t be too content with it, considering the fact that the company would have to get money from somewhere for the things that would be for breaking.
This ‘somewhere’ would probably be the employee’s salaries and anyways I don’t really find it a great idea to ruin stuff and pollute unnecessarily
13. The boom room.
We have one, we call it our “Boom Room”.
It literally exists for our engineers to safely break and test prototypes or existing products.
My work already unintentionally has that..
I’m a clumsy twat.
15. First thing’s first…
Would feel great, if i just had a job.
Personally, I’m not sure if such a thing would help me ease my rage or just give me further anger issues. But I’d be willing to try it and find out.
What do you think of this idea?
Tell us in the comments.