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Chinese New Year

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Happy Chinese New Year from your COS family. During this time of celebration we, here at COS thought we’d join with you in the excitement as we enter the year of the Monkey.

The Chinese New Year calendar is prized of 12 Chinese Zodiacs; all of which have different personality traits associated with them. It is argued that Chinese year of your birthday actively influences your personality. We decided to dive in a look up our company’s traits and share some of the things we learnt along the way.

Click on the your animal below to check out your Chinese Zodiac personality traits!

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Year Of the RAT

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(1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020)
If you’re born in the year of the Rat you are most likely quick-witted, resourceful with strong intuition and quick response to situations. Rats are opportunistic, they drive off impulsive decisions which are supported by good insight and judgement.

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Stay resourceful and record all your quick-witted and great ideas in a notebook. COS has a wide selection so that you can wow your bosses in any corporate meeting with your excellent insightful choices and decisions.

YEAR OF THE ox

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(1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2012)
An Ox is the second animal of the 12- year Zodiac cycle. Persistent to their task, Oxen are known for their hard work and stubbornness, they won’t begin a job until they are positive that the last task is complete.

Sometimes your Ox stubbornness can keep you working through the entire night. Don’t forget to fulfil your caffeine intake for the day, with either capsules or instant coffee. COS has all the options you need to satisfy that coffee desire so you don’t even have to leave the office.

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YEAR OF THE Tiger

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(1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022)
Tigers are brave and stride with a confidence that other Zodiac signs can be jealous of. They are authoritative and stick to their words and/ or promises made. Known in China “the king of the animals” these creatures are born leaders putting great enthusiasm and energy into their work.

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Be brave by being the master holder of the bug spray. You can impress your colleagues by jumping to their rescue if a creepy crawler should suddenly appear. Embrace your tigress and walk around bravely and confidently with the ultimate protection; bug spray.

YEAR OF THE Rabbit

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(1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2013)
Don’t be fooled by the gentle nature of the rabbit. They may be quiet but they are alert, impressively patient and responsible, they have the ability to be very likeable creatures but can be superficial or stubborn at times.

We acknowledge that you’re gentle and quiet but put some kick in your hop with our range of lollies and other snacks. If lollies don’t fill the craving we also have healthy alternatives for your responsible side.

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YEAR OF THE Dragon

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(1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024)
Complete Office Supplies was founded in 1976 which means we are “born” in the year of the Dragon, the fifth Chinese Zodiac animal sign. It is a common Chinese belief that Dragon’s had the power to control and dominate the world based around their personality traits of confidence, intelligence and ambition. Dragons love a good challenge and are always willing to risk it all. Always straightforward and hardworking.

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You have ambition, style and intelligence so you should check out the COS range of Parker pens. You’ll have everyone admiring your class with these pens that fit your personality.

YEAR OF THE snake

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(1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025)
Intelligent and wise, snakes are regarded as great thinkers and although they are excellent at communication they choose to speak little. Snakes are meant to be the most intuitive of all the signs but have a tendency to get stressed as they prefer to study, work and be alone.

Be smart and take a look at our binder options. You’ll keep yourself organised and your ideas in order whilst you work away at your desk or even out in the field. You’ll keep your stress down and have an easy to access loose sheet system. A very intelligent decision.

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YEAR OF THE horse

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(1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026)
Standing in a spotlight, making people laugh until their sides hurt or striding through a party with confidence, Horses love being the centre of attention and they’re good at it too. Their animated, active, energetic personality coupled with their awesome sense of humour, horses are the definition of a positive outlook on life.

Print & Promo

Stride with pride with your personalised print and promo options from COS. The perfect opportunity to promote your company because let’s be honest your company is one of, if not the best, and you know it’s true! Feel proud promoting your company.

YEAR OF THE goat

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(1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027)
Although shy and gentle Goats have a strong sense of creativity and are pretty tough on the inside. They work best in groups, away from the centre stage but that doesn’t mean they don’t like spending money on fashionable things that give them a first class appearance, but despite liking the nicer things in life Goat’s aren’t stuck-up.

Why settle for anything less than the best? COS’ range of furniture will not only be the most supportive and comfortable chairs and desks you’ve sat at or on but you will look good. Have the best because that’s what you deserve.

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YEAR OF THE Monkey

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(1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016)
If you’re born in the year of the monkey lucky you, because this is your year. Your personality draws people in, because you are not only witty and clever but you can be mischievousness and naughty too. The classic practical joker. You are the masters of fast learning and inquisitive nature.

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Post-it notes are the way to go for you. You can jot down quick witty remarks and leave them around the office for others to find. The perfect combination of your intelligence and mischievousness, keep everyone on their toes and make them laugh.

YEAR OF THE Rooster

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(1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, 2029)
Your personality dazzles with shimmer. Your honesty, courage and vigilance are all admirable qualities. A person born in the year of the Rooster is observant and resourceful, amusing and popular with a crowd they like to be the centre of attention. Always happiest when with others, Roosters ooze charm and demand the attention of others when they speak.

Draw attention in your meetings with out whiteboards and flipcharts. You can stand tall and address the room, or just be the “ideas” person to write it all down. Either way, you can make sure your work is seen and get the praise.

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YEAR OF THE dog

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(1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030)
There is a reason why man’s best friend is a dog. They are loyal and honest, the perfection friend and companion. Due to the strong traits of devotion and integrity Dogs will do anything for the person they believe to be important. They are never dishonest and always striving to live a life that aids others.

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Just like our loving customer service team here at COS, we expect that dogs will be in a position of helping others so we suggest our awesome range of headsets to make that job a little bit easier. You can do your thing whilst helping someone on the other line, the perfect choice.

YEAR OF THE pig

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(1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, 2031)
Pigs, known for their generosity and compassion always make sure they achieve their goal once they set it. Despite their easily fooled nature, these kind and lovable creatures don’t rely on the help of others but are always willing to help them if need be. Calm when faced with trouble, no matter the size of the problem, pigs handle everything with care.

You’re calm in the sense of danger so you should definitely be in charge of the first aid kit and COS has got you covered with a range of choices. Take control of the situation and get the job done well, to avoid further injury in your office.

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Happy Chinese New Year! We hope 2016 is full of new adventures and happiness.

Don’t forget to check out our Twitter page and let us know what your Zodiac sign is.