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The 25 Species of Coworkers

Alice Handley and Kayla Baxter

The Mommy

What they do:

Despite the fact that the office is full of grown-ups, The Mommy (and they can be female or male — trust us) still thinks they’re there to take care of everybody, physically and mentally. Always the first one to give you some outdated health advice when you get the sniffles or comfort you awkwardly when you weren’t even feeling bad in the first place, The Mommy is there to help, whether you want it or not.

How to deal:

You’ve got to establish boundaries with The Mommy. Like the Chatterbox, The Mommy mostly just wants attention and to be a part of your life. Just recognize that it’s sort of a backwards compliment, but at the same time, don’t feel obligated to let them nurse you. The oldie but goodie, “I have an important call in five minutes” line should do the trick.

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