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Hello, Mystery Table! [Aug. 22nd, 2005|09:27 am]
Brad Fitzpatrick
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I came into work and for the past half hour have been walking around asking people if they know why there's a frickin' extra desk, chair, and whiteboard in my office.

Apparently somebody's moving in here?

So much rearranging it for spaciousness and productivity. End result: somebody realized it was now big enough to pack somebody else in here.

I'm sure there's some halfway sufficient reason, but I would've appreciated at minimum some sort of heads-up.
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From: (Anonymous)
2005-08-22 04:37 pm (UTC)
Now you can't lj because someone will constantly be looking over your shoulder ;p
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[User Picture]From: scsi
2005-08-22 04:41 pm (UTC)
Oh, I forgot to tell you that im taking that job at 6A. Hello Roomie!!! :)
(yeah yeah, i know you wish..)
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[User Picture]From: dakus
2005-08-22 04:41 pm (UTC)
Quickly go find someone you can tolerate and invite them...better than being assigned someone.

That or fill the desk up and when the new person shows up, tell them there's been a mistake...Frank already took that desk!
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[User Picture]From: graceadieu
2005-08-22 04:52 pm (UTC)

:)

The desk/chair/whiteboard are for Frank. He waited and waited for you to arrange a corner office for him overlooking the Bay, got upset when you didn't and now he is sharing an office with you. If you aren't wearing goat-proof textiles, I suggest you have plenty of munchies for Frank from now on. :D
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[User Picture]From: shmivejournal
2005-08-22 04:54 pm (UTC)
Yeah. We're going to need you to push your desk as far back into the corner as possible, so if you could just go and do that, that would be great.
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[User Picture]From: dakus
2005-08-22 05:06 pm (UTC)
awesome!
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[User Picture]From: waning_estrogen
2005-08-22 05:09 pm (UTC)
we'd all like a heads-up.
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[User Picture]From: remark
2005-08-22 05:21 pm (UTC)
Wacky hijinks ensue!
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[User Picture]From: erik
2005-08-22 05:56 pm (UTC)
You'd think if they were going to make you share an office with anyone it'd be Whitaker. Can they really just go and put some random person in your office with you?
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[User Picture]From: brad
2005-08-22 06:08 pm (UTC)
I don't know. Mena says nobody is moving in here, Ben doesn't know, Junior doesn't know, the office manager doesn't know.....

So we'll see.
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[User Picture]From: idonotlikepeas
2005-08-22 06:36 pm (UTC)
Perhaps they're giving you your own private Oompa-loompa. See if the desk is smeared with chocolate.
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From: zztzed
2005-08-23 01:41 am (UTC)
And make sure it's chocolate...
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[User Picture]From: valiskeogh
2005-08-22 06:47 pm (UTC)
make sure they dont steal your stapler
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From: legolas
2005-08-22 06:57 pm (UTC)
All that excitement for the cost of a table! ;-) So who put the table there then? A thrilling murder mystery.
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[User Picture]From: stalk_her
2005-08-22 09:10 pm (UTC)
they did it to boost your productivity... you can either think they are cutting your job all together and moving in 2 lower level employees or that they are CUTTING you and making you a lower level ;)
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[User Picture]From: grumpy_sysadmin
2005-08-22 10:48 pm (UTC)

Welcome to corporate America.

I've been a full-time employee at a very-large bank for nearly a year now. I'm still in contractor seating. Contractor, as in, everyone who sits in the desks like I do is from either India or Pakistan, first generation, on an H1B Visa. I'm not discriminating here, I'm stating a fact.

The really fun part was, post very-large-bank-merger, the buying bank did away with their (fully outsourced to IBM) backup department because the bank they bought (my hiring company) had a backup department of about 20 people. It's grown a bit since then, but we've got roughly fifteen open requests for hiring... that we can't fill. Because every time Real Estate says "Okay, there are X seats open in officy Y in city Z," and we go through the motions of posting jobs and taking interviews... Real Estate says, "Oh, sorry, we're taking that location off the table," around the time we're at the second round of interviewing. Two weeks later, repeat.
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[User Picture]From: daberna
2005-08-23 05:13 am (UTC)
Well, if someone is going to arrive, i think it is you job, no, obligation to turn their desk into some sort of fort. As a jesture of friendship and goodwill, of course...
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From: (Anonymous)
2005-08-23 07:02 am (UTC)

uh hey buddy

Atleast you have an office, some of us other 6A'ers lower on the rank pole get nothing, don't player hate!
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[User Picture]From: brad
2005-08-23 03:55 pm (UTC)

Re: uh hey buddy

Matt,

Next time try leaving an anonymous comment from an IP address that isn't your own ISP.

I didn't mean to say suggest this was about my "office" so much as it was about my "space". I'm sure you'd feel the same if one day you come in and some new person is sitting betweeen you and Paul.
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