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(Adweek)   Privacy be damned, meet the NY ad agency where all employees sit at one 4,400 square foot desk   (adweek.com) divider line 136
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17490 clicks; posted to Main » on 08 Apr 2014 at 8:57 PM (36 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2014-04-08 05:58:13 PM  
Ok, that's pretty cool.

Won't go green because you submitted at the wrong time of day, but pretty cool.
 
2014-04-08 06:16:03 PM  

meyerkev: Ok, that's pretty cool.



No it's not. You know what's cool?...having a door on my private office.
 
2014-04-08 06:19:44 PM  
Very cool and it has a lot more privacy than the "open space" design that we just did with the agency I work for.

Luckily my dept has its own rooms and is off and buried compared to about 90% of the agency.

/almost all the higher ups are sitting right with everyone else. Sucks
 
2014-04-08 06:38:26 PM  
Daaaaang...  I want that for my Children's Services Department's office area.  That, and a Staff MakerSpace.
 
2014-04-08 07:08:17 PM  
I spy at least a few employees sitting under the desk, not at it.
 
2014-04-08 07:13:14 PM  
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Okay I want my desk next to the booze.
 
2014-04-08 07:14:52 PM  
If I was just finishing college I would be stoked to work someplace like that, but I'm happy with my office and my office door. Thanks.
 
2014-04-08 08:00:42 PM  
I like the idea and it's pretty but all I see are a million more ways to get interrupted while I am actually trying to work.
 
2014-04-08 08:09:44 PM  
I insist on an open office.  You can keep your screen to yourself, but your desk has no front, and I can't abide clutter.

These are awesome by the way.
 
2014-04-08 08:12:16 PM  
Bad move. Account people shouldn't watch creatives at work. It only fosters jealously.
 
2014-04-08 08:20:25 PM  

FlashHarry: Bad move. Account people shouldn't watch creatives at work. It only fosters jealously.


Do you really think they're smart enough and old enough to notice?

The young account kids are really just there to party.
 
2014-04-08 08:34:14 PM  

lostcat: If I was just finishing college I would be stoked to work someplace like that, but I'm happy with my office and my office door. Thanks.


www.samladner.com
And your office walls?
 
2014-04-08 08:37:06 PM  
This space age yet totally reclaimed collecta-platform will really facilitate some great synergy!

- Jumps out of window
 
2014-04-08 08:39:57 PM  
I think it looks neat, but I would rather not work there.

I did like how the desk was "laser cut using vintage automotive robots."
 
2014-04-08 08:49:23 PM  

FlashHarry: Bad move. Account people shouldn't watch creatives at work. It only fosters jealously.


The optimum number of people in any serious development team is four.
 
2014-04-08 09:02:33 PM  
Is this at Entertainment 720?
 
2014-04-08 09:02:45 PM  
If anyone knows the contractor they hired to build that, do me a favor and buy them a beer. Can't imagine that was a very fun job.
 
2014-04-08 09:04:18 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: meyerkev: Ok, that's pretty cool.



No it's not. You know what's cool?...having a door on my private office.


THIS. Leave me alone, I have work to do. Go find an extravert if you want to gab about the adorable thing your cat did.
 
2014-04-08 09:04:47 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: meyerkev: Ok, that's pretty cool.



No it's not. You know what's cool?...having a door on my private office.


How do they masturbate? Is there a tablecloth you can hide under?
 
2014-04-08 09:05:19 PM  
If you're in marketing, just kill youself.
 
2014-04-08 09:05:53 PM  
Hipster level 9000
 
2014-04-08 09:06:06 PM  
I personally have no desire to work in a "shared, organic workspace." I need two monitors and a hands-free headset and I am good to go.
 
2014-04-08 09:07:06 PM  
I really don't think it deserves the "Stupid" tag. It might not work, but I like people trying different things like this, and it looks kind of interesting.
 
2014-04-08 09:09:22 PM  
How are you supposed to take your 15 minute afternoon nap in a place like that?
 
2014-04-08 09:10:04 PM  
Where does the guy with Aspergers go after he's done narrating this video?
 
2014-04-08 09:13:22 PM  
Looks like a fire code violation. No escape routes except through those narrow archways.

I wouldn't want to work there. It's a death trap.
 
2014-04-08 09:13:25 PM  
I used to have a cubicle.  Now I have a group cubicle of 6 of us at my new job.  I hate it.  You can't concentrate when someone is on the phone because that is all you hear.  And I'm tired of having to listen to people eat.  Most of the time I have to just keep my earbuds in all day long, sometimes without anything playing.  I don't know what retards think this group setting helps with getting work done.  It's probably all BS to justify having a cramped space and just cram everyone into it because who cares, if they don't like it, they can find a new job.
 
2014-04-08 09:14:49 PM  
EEeeeeewwwww!!

The Average Desk Harbors 400 Times More Bacteria Than Average Toilet Seat

Thank goodness there is healthcare now.
 
2014-04-08 09:15:25 PM  

Ghastly: lostcat: If I was just finishing college I would be stoked to work someplace like that, but I'm happy with my office and my office door. Thanks.


And your office walls?


With his Buckeye News Hawk Awards.

/Bailey
 
2014-04-08 09:15:47 PM  

oukewldave: I used to have a cubicle.  Now I have a group cubicle of 6 of us at my new job.  I hate it.  You can't concentrate when someone is on the phone because that is all you hear.  And I'm tired of having to listen to people eat.  Most of the time I have to just keep my earbuds in all day long, sometimes without anything playing.  I don't know what retards think this group setting helps with getting work done.  It's probably all BS to justify having a cramped space and just cram everyone into it because who cares, if they don't like it, they can find a new job.


Just be glad you're not hot-desking.  You wanna talk massive office suckage.
 
2014-04-08 09:17:09 PM  
www.learnnc.org
 
2014-04-08 09:17:13 PM  
I get to work from home. Hang out with my pup, have the TV on with a movie or something... Not for everyone though. An old gig I had helped hone the self-discipline necessary to ensure shiat gets done with so many distractions.
 
2014-04-08 09:18:01 PM  
Barbarians? I would've guessed Hobbitses.

www.kyivpost.com
 
2014-04-08 09:18:55 PM  
I share an office.  It is great having people hearing the other people in my office over my headset.  Apparently the microphone was developed by the NSA and can pick up an ant farting outside.

The bar would be handy.
 
2014-04-08 09:20:08 PM  

lenfromak: If you're in marketing, just kill youself.


That's good. I love it. That Clio is as good as yours.
 
2014-04-08 09:20:16 PM  

maxandgrinch: EEeeeeewwwww!!

The Average Desk Harbors 400 Times More Bacteria Than Average Toilet Seat

Thank goodness there is healthcare now.



Oh, poo. Instead of a giant desk, those vintage automotive robots could have made a giant toilet seat. The company would quickly become #2 in advertising, and flush with success.

Okay, I'll stop now.
 
2014-04-08 09:21:06 PM  
She sounds hideous
 
2014-04-08 09:24:09 PM  
No thanks. I like having my own office. Sometimes I just need to close the door and get shiat done.
 
2014-04-08 09:24:40 PM  
It's like some people think you have a right to privacy at work written in the Constitution.
 
2014-04-08 09:25:31 PM  

trappedspirit: She sounds hideous


Well, she's a guy, so...
 
2014-04-08 09:26:50 PM  
That guy has a 4,400 square foot desk before it was cool.
 
2014-04-08 09:27:16 PM  
Another one here for office doors.  Our office has glass half-walls, with blinds.  So we can have our doors open and the blinds up and it's all openy when we need to collaborate.  Then when we need to concentrate, or skype with germany or china, we can close up and have the world fark off.

Plus I have an adjustable height desk.  Afternoons are way more productive since I don't fade out sitting down anymore.
 
2014-04-08 09:27:59 PM  
That guy in the video is a class 2 douche bag. Nobody cares if you used old automobile robots to cut your desk. Or that you poured resin on the desks or had it flat shipped.

He would be one annoying SOB to hang out with.

"This beer I am drinking - the glass was frosted in an old lead lined fridigaire I bought at a LA antique shop. The hops were grown in an organic, indoor, garden on a rooftop in the south of France and brewed in a small metal vat made from melted down Japanese swords by a druidic metal smith at a castle in Ireland."

Yeah, screw you.
 
2014-04-08 09:29:29 PM  
It's an ad agency. Nobody there actually works. They could all telecommute for the "updates".
 
2014-04-08 09:30:35 PM  
You people have offices?   I do work.  Threw a truck today.  Only 45 feet though.. a bit small.  Hates little boxes.  fark can't you consolidate for Christs sake? Do you have any idea how heavy boxes of motor oil get after doing that stuff for 3 hours?  Yeah my job sucks but I could beat you up and take your woman.
 
2014-04-08 09:31:11 PM  
fark that! Even call centers have a bit more privacy. But think of all the new buzzwords you'll learn! Where will their bi-weekly corporate meetings be held? At least there's booze. Skateboards and flame throwers for everyone.
 
2014-04-08 09:35:52 PM  

TheGreatGazoo: I share an office.  It is great having people hearing the other people in my office over my headset.  Apparently the microphone was developed by the NSA and can pick up an ant farting outside.


This. The reason we're in there is because my group needs to collaborate closely and the rest of the team doesn't. The problem is that I don't do the same thing as them - I'm their effing manager and don't have to be in the short-cycle collaboration. Inevitably when I'm on a call I end up wandering the cube farm to get away from the noise and disturbing everybody else.

And then GOD FORBID I have to do my managerial duties and actually talk about my underlings to my bosses (or any other sensitive matter). That's a massive effing ordeal involving either booking a conference room or gambling and trying to grab the office-that-used-to-belong-to-that-guy-who-they-gave-an-early-retireme nt-package-of-3-years-salary-six-months-before-he-was-going-to-retire- anyway-and-nobody-reassigned-the-office-because-he-left-all-his-chotch kies-and-stuff-in-it-so-it-looks-occupied. Unfortunately my other manager colleagues also know about that office and use it for the same purposes.


Oh, and the office doesn't have sufficient A/C ducting to keep up with 6 people's body heat - so we have to keep the door open, therefore disturbing everyone in the nearby cubes.
 
Oak
2014-04-08 09:39:51 PM  
Gimmicks always turn out so great, don't they?
 
2014-04-08 09:40:19 PM  
No one at my company has an office, not even the CEO.  You get used to it.
 
2014-04-08 09:41:35 PM  
Did the vintage automotive robots laser cut his hair?
 
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