The Big Bucks
“That’s why they pay you the big bucks,” is a phrase that gets tossed around a lot where I work. It’s usually applied after someone does something that’s in their wheelhouse, but outside of their normal routine. The trouble is, no one where I work is actually getting payed “the big bucks”, so it’s a little insulting whenever anyone says it.
Of course insulting each other is how we get along where I work. My current supervisor and I endearingly call each other “bitchface”. It’s all very professional.
In all seriousness, I’ve been working with most of my coworkers for over two decades, and we all tend to treat each other a little like family. In this instance, good natured ribbing is not a bad way to lighten the mood and strengthen camaraderie. Even if the pay isn’t all that great, being in a place like this is a good place to be.