The Queen of Office is about contract employee Ms. Kim (Kim Hye Soo) does everything perfect at work that even her bosses are a little afraid of. She is also shrouded in mystery because her colleagues don’t know her background. Ms. Kim is the center of attention and she is also charismatic and funny. Meanwhile, Jang Kyu Jik (Oh Ji Ho) is a permanent employee in upper management. He finished his MBA in U.S. before returning to Korea. Two of them always argue about everything.
- Drama: The Queen of Office (English title) / God of the Workplace (literal title)
- Revised romanization: Jikjangui Shin
- Hangul: 직장의 신
- Director: Jeon Chang-Geun, No Sang-Hoon
- Writer: Yoon Nan-Joong
- Network: KBS2
- Episodes: 16
- Release Date: April 1 – May 21, 2013
- Runtime: Mon & Tue 21:55
Temporary employee Ms. Kim (Kim Hye-Soo) is a remarkable woman. She possesses highly advanced skills in seemingly all work fields. She’s also highly confident and always sticks to her ideals. Jang Kyu-Jik (Oh Ji-Ho) is a hot-shot foreign educated MBA, hired to turn around a flagging corporation. As they begin work together at their new jobs, can they ever co-exist?
To turn around their declining fortunes, Y-Jang Coporation hires Jang Kyu-Jik, who just finished his MBA course in America. Kyu-Jik will work as the team leader of the marketing sales division. On the airplane ride to Korea, Jang Kyu-Jik sits in business class and becomes curious about the offerings in the first class section. He finds an empty seat in the first class cabin and begins to munch on a rice cake that is available on a food tray. At that time, a hippyish dressed woman stands over him and tells him he is sitting in her seat. While Kyu-Jik leaves her seat, he begins to choke on a rice cake. The unusually dressed woman is able to save Kyu-Jik’s life by using sudden force. Thankful for her help, all Kyu-Jik can glean from her is that she goes by the name of “Ms. Kim”.
On his first day at work for Y-Jang Coporation, Kyu-Jik walks happily with his old friend and now co-worker Jung-Han (Lee Hee-Joon). Kyu-Jik then becomes startled when he sees Ms. Kim again, this time dressed in a business suit and walking towards them. Kyu-Jik runs up to Ms. Kim enthusiastically and assumes she is a high-level executive at a nearby company. Kyu-Jik becomes flabbergasted when the human resource guy informs Kyu-Jik that today is Ms. Kim’s first day at Y-Jang Coporation as a temporary employee. Kyu-Jik is baffled by the dichotomy of Ms. Kim. In a conference room, the human resource guy hands Kyu-Jik and Jung-Han what looks like an instructional manual. The instructional manual is actually a detailed list of guidelines of what Ms. Kim will do and will not do. Some of those stipulations include working at Y-Jang Corporation for a period of 3 months only, working only from 9-6PM and never working on holidays. Kyu-Jik becomes furious when learning about all of these clauses from a mere temp worker and even more so that his company agreed to abide them. A highly volatile relationship begins between the headstrong Kyu-Jik and unflappable Ms. Kim.
- The Queen of Office Torrent Files takes over the KBS2 Mon & Tue 21:55 time slot previously occupied by “Ad Genius Lee Tae-Baek” and will be replaced by “Don’t Look Back : The Legend of Orpheus” on May 27, 2013.