Ever wish you could work with Don Draper or Liz Lemon? Or that you had a furry friend to cuddle with all workday long?
We know—so do we. So this March Madness season, we’re giving you the chance to tell us exactly who’d you want to work with—with The Ultimate Office Mate bracket.
That’s right—we’ve picked TV’s most awesome office dwellers and the cutest office pets around the country to battle it out for the title of The Ultimate Office Mate.
We're currently in round two of five. Click on each match-up below to head to the voting page, then vote in the comments for your favorite office mate!
Read on for this week's lineup, then get voting!
This Week's Match-ups
Title: Director of Parks and Recreation
Ever wanted a boss who couldn't care less about what you actually do all day? Ron Swanson is your man. He's also your man if you're into whiskey, BBQ, and steakhouses, or if your name is Tammy.
Show: 30 Rock
Title: Head Writer of TGS with Tracy Jordan
Even if she doesn't always have herself completely together, Liz somehow manages to keep her dramatic team afloat. If you're looking for an office full of humor, geekdom, and take-out, Liz is your gal.
Title: Cheerleading Squad Coach
Think no one saw you take the last donut from the breakroom? Well, Sue did—and she'll find a way to use it against you. Evil as she may be, if you're gunning for a promotion, you'll want her on your side—this blackmail expert always gets what she wants.
Show: The Office
Title: Regional Salesman
Jim is great at what he does—but his true skill lies in crafting world-class pranks (stapler in Jell-O, anyone?). Oh, and he also has a habit of office romances—keep your eye on him, ladies.
Show: Mad Men
Title: Creative Director
He's smart, he's mysterious, and he can drink a few cocktails and still get the job done. You might have to work hard to get a raise out of him (and you probably wouldn't want to be married to him), but he's the best ad exec around.
Show: Arrested Development
Title: CEO and President
Don't want to tackle your expense report or the PowerPoint for the big client presentation? Don't worry—Michael Bluth will get it done. He might complain about it, and he might threaten to leave, but he'll always be there to pick up everyone else's pieces.
Show: Breaking Bad
Title: Meth Manufacturer
He didn't do well in school, but Jesse has proved that you don't necessarily need good grades to be an entreprenuer. His core competency is being an excellent product manager—from creation to testing to distribution, he's involved in every aspect of the “product."
Show: The Mindy Project
Mindy brings brains, ambition, fun, and, of course, a healthy dose of drama to the workplace. Although her interviewing skills leave something to be desired, she's the consummate team player, and hey, a little oversharing keeps things interesting, right?
Breed: Lancashire Heeler Mix
The true brain and heart behind Uber operations, Dewey has traveled to over 15 of Uber's satellite offices. When not coding or launching cities, she enjoys tipping over and rummaging through Uber's trash cans, paying her respect to drivers via submissive peeing, and resting her head on your keyboard.
Breed: Toy Poodle
Scout is the Director of Company Morale at DOOR3. Every morning she runs laps around the office to check in with each and every employee (and to see if anyone wants to spare a snack). When coding gets hard, she'll lend a helping paw to developers to cheer them up! When she's completed her daily tasks, Scout can be found napping in the Operations Manager's office.
Breed: Shih Tzu
Hank's favorite holiday is Halloween, as it’s also his birthday. He loves playing with his dog pals, preferably ones who are least 4x the size of him. He frequents AOL happy hours, served as AOL's Dragon Boat team mascot, and showed his philanthropic side by helping out at Monster Help Day two years ago.
When Lemony isn't sprinting around the office, accidentally running into the deceptively clear walls, she is napping, eating leftovers in the kitchen, and contemplating whether or not she does, in fact, want to be in the same room as CEO David Barrett while he meets with investors. Lemony is a shining example of how to manage the stresses of modern society.
Breed: Dachshund Mix
Kona is the heart of the Topix office. Her favorite activities include long walks by the bay and naps under the desk. She keeps to a strong schedule, and no matter how tired she is, she always greets you with a smile and brightens your day.
Breed: Pembroke Welsh Corgi
Teemo is a strict but fair boss. He prefers to be paid in peanut butter.
If Tiny hangs out with you, it’s a good thing—Tiny spends his days on the desks of Intel employees who’ve done great work on a project or who are just all-around awesome colleagues. Tiny has a great work-life balance, often going home to meet families or vacationing with them. Over the years, he's earned his own Intel blue badge, made a Facebook page, and even gotten a tattoo!
Company: The Muse
Breed: French Bulldog
Butters is The Muse's CCC (Chief Cat Chaser). He sleeps all day and is extremely passionate about food. He is constantly pitching article ideas to The Daily Muse editorial team, including, "How to Tell Your Co-Worker to Stop Farting in the Office," "The 8-Hour Sleep-Work Day," "If You Wait Long Enough, Master Will Drop Food on The Floor," and "5 Fun Ways to Chase a Vacuum."
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