'''Basic Trope''': The afterlife is just like life on Earth, only eternal.
* '''Straight''': [[OfficeDrone Joe Schmo]] dies. He gets to {{Heaven}}, and finds a steady job working in a cubicle, just as he did on Earth.
* '''Exaggerated''':
** There is very much an {{Adminisphere}}, office politics, etc.
** Due to the CelestialBureaucracy, there really isn't much chance of advancement. In other words, once an OfficeDrone, always an OfficeDrone.
** The afterlife is so ordinary that most people don't even ''realize'' they died when they find themselves there.
* '''Downplayed''': Joe's Heaven office job is much more pleasant than his Earth office job, as the BadBoss went to Hell.
* '''Justified''': Heaven wants to give its eternal guests a sense of purpose, by giving them something to do...plus, it gets all that cosmic busywork done.
* '''Inverted''': [[OurAngelsAreDifferent Angelica]] goes to Earth, and she pretty much lives as a PerpetualTourist, [[WhatExactlyIsHisJob on a permanent vacation]], and has FriendsRentControl and an ImprobableFoodBudget.
* '''Subverted''': Joe gets to take as many coffee breaks as he wants, there's a rec room to play in, and ''every'' day is Casual Friday! It's hardly like coming to work at all!
* '''Double Subverted''': But he still has mountains of paperwork that the CelestialBureaucracy expects him to do.
* '''Parodied''': A WorkCom that takes place in {{Hell}}
* '''Zig Zagged''': Some people do mundane things in the afterlife, and some don't; it depends on how they lived or what they believed in.
* '''Averted''':
** {{Heaven}} is more of a vacation resort and {{Hell}} is a torture chamber; souls of the deceased do not do any work; only angels and demons have jobs to do.
** There ''is'' no afterlife in this setting; just CessationOfExistence.
* '''Enforced''': It's an ImagineSpot in a regular WorkCom, and the producer requires reusing the same sets to save on the budget, so the writers go for as mundane an afterlife as possible.
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* '''Played For Drama''': NoSuchThingAsHR, NoOSHACompliance, etc. causes problems.
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