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10 Struggles Every Short Girl Faces at the Office

Climbing onto Tall Chairs

If your office has tall, bar-style chairs, it’s always an embarrassing ordeal for you to sit down in them. You practically have to climb or jump into the chair like a monkey while all of your tall co-workers have a laugh at your expense. 

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Trying (and Failing to) See Over People

If one of your co-workers calls everyone over to their desk to check out a cute cat video, you always rush to get there first because otherwise, you won’t be able to see anything over the shoulders of people in front of you. If you don’t get there first, you might as well just stay at your desk and look up your own cute cat videos. 
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Reaching Things on Shelves

Someone put your favorite coffee mug on the top shelf instead of the bottom one? Well, you’re either going to have to find a chair to stand on or settle for a different mug. You could ask one of your co-workers for assistance, but you really don’t want to do that for the hundredth time...
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Being the Butt of All the Jokes

You have to deal with people making dumb jokes like, “You’ve really gotta hand it to short people.” Then if you get mad at them, they’re just like, “Awe, you’re so cute when you’re mad!” *Cue exploding from rage.* 
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Having People Literally Lean on You

Whenever you and your co-workers are standing around and chatting during happy hour, someone will inevitably decide to lean their arm on your shoulder (or head) and think it’s the most *hilarious* thing in the world. Way to be original. 
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Reaching TV Buttons

If you have to give a presentation in the conference room and it has a television instead of a projector, it always takes you a full five minutes to find and press the power button. This is why you usually get there early so you can get the TV turned on before anyone else is in there to snicker at you.
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Your Feet Not Touching the Ground

No matter where you’re sitting--at your desk, on the sofa--your feet always dangle a few inches above the ground, which makes you feel like a five-year-old child. Then, if someone notices, they always point it out for you and everyone else like this is news. 
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Wearing Maxi Skirts

A lot of women wear maxi skirts to the office in the summer months because they’re comfortable and office-appropriate, but when you try to wear one, it looks like a tent on you. Unless you pull it up really high to make it a dress, and you hate that it actually looks normal on you this way. 
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Sliding Papers Across the Table

If you have something to hand out at a meeting, you’d better do it beforehand. Otherwise, when it’s time to slide those papers across the table to your boss, you’ll have to lean all the way across the table for those papers to ever reach them. And that can be very bad if you’re wearing a loose top. 
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People Thinking You're an Intern

When executives or other professionals visit your workplace, many of them automatically assume you’re a college intern based on your small size. As a result, you have to work twice as hard for people to notice you and take you seriously. But, at least when they do notice you, they know you’re someone to be taken seriously.
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