Why Men Hate Jim Halpert

People who think they’re funny are the worst.

Meet your new coworker – Jim Halpert. At first glance, he seems like a normal guy. He’s tall, lean, and well kept. He greets you with a smile and introduces himself. You start making small talk. Okay, he seems cool. He’s into sports, just like you, and he’s been assigned to be your new neighbor. Great. Looks like this will be fun. He’s smart, has a good sense of humor, and knows how to hold a conversation.

For some reason, the boss has already tapped him as the golden child. You work just as hard as this guy, and yet here he is getting all of the credit. Does Jim have some incriminating information on your boss? Don’t get me wrong, he’s a smart guy and pretty capable when it comes to work, but c’mon, he’s hardly employee of the year. You’ve been here longer than he has and yet you can sense that he’s got the inside track to Assistant Regional Manager. Well, never mind, maybe he is qualified for a promotion. It just seems a bit odd, doesn’t it?

You begin to notice that Jim’s getting awfully flirty with the receptionist. That’s strange because she’s engaged to one of the warehouse guys. What’s he trying to pull here? The boss seems pretty oblivious to the fact that Jim is spending less time doing his work and more time chatting with the receptionist, yet he’s still being treated like the #1 employee. You start to realize that this is unfair. There’s some blatant favoritism happening, and you’re not the one reaping the rewards.

In his attempt to look cool in front of the receptionist, Jim decides to steal your phone and hide it in the ceiling. Huh, is this for real? He proceeds to call it, as he and the receptionist chuckle at your expense as you frantically search for your lost phone. He thinks he’s so funny. This guy is starting to act like a total douche.

Well, this is getting awkward – Jim is now dating another coworker. The receptionist is constantly in a bad mood and she’s becoming increasingly difficult to deal with. What’s worse is that Jim and the coworker are bringing their relationship baggage to work. You don’t want to deal with this shit. Clearly, everyone can tell when they’ve had a fight the night before. This is very unprofessional, and yet, the boss still thinks he’s so awesome.

This might have been the last straw. Putting your stapler in a bowl of jello? Who does this? That is the work of a sick individual.  He’s clearly playing mind games with you. He wants to break you down psychologically and emotionally until you lose your marbles. Clearly, Jim takes pleasure in belittling and putting down others around him to elevate himself. What a dick. He wants to look super attractive to the women around him by insulting and pranking you to no end. You were definitely way off on your initial impression on him, and you’ve really let him get away with some boorish behavior for too long. And to make it even worse, he just got promoted to Assistant Regional Manager.

I think it’s safe to say, Fuck this guy.

– Chris

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