The white [[strike: people]] collar workplace. This setting puts the story in a frame that allows the audience to imagine parallels to their own lives.

This setting seems to have some mandatory characters. Primarily, the PointyHairedBoss is required. There must also be an [[HelloNurse Incredibly Hot Babe.]] Oddly enough, The Incredibly Hot Babe -- while providing UsefulNotes/{{Ratings}} [[{{Fanservice}} value]] -- is also a [[TruthInTelevision reflection of reality.]] Most offices ''do'' have at least one very attractive female employee. Contrasting (usually... sometimes the characters will be combined, but this is '''''extremely''''' rare) the Incredibly Hot Babe will be the PluckyOfficeGirl.

There must also be cubes. Or at least a bullpen style setup. Offices with lots of closed doors make filming and character interaction very difficult. In that case, expect to see most of the action happen in one or two people's office, while you never actually see where (and if) anyone else works.

Well-known examples include ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' (both the comic and short-lived TV show), ''Series/SpinCity'', ''Series/SuddenlySusan'', ''Series/{{JAG}}'', ''Series/LALaw'', ''Series/NewsRadio'', ''Film/OfficeSpace'', ''Series/TheWestWing'', and, of course, ''[[Series/TheOfficeUK The]] [[Series/TheOfficeUS Office]]''.