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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 37
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2014-04-08 06:16:03 PM  
8 votes:

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 09:17:09 PM  
7 votes:
www.learnnc.org
2014-04-08 09:13:25 PM  
5 votes:
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 09:05:19 PM  
4 votes:
If you're in marketing, just kill youself.
2014-04-09 02:09:16 AM  
3 votes:

mrlewish: 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.


Gee, I didn't know the "I pick things up and put them down" guy from that one commercial had a fark account.

Oh, and you know what's even less impressive to women than having a job that a gorilla could do? Treating us as objects, especially as objects you can claim by violence. Go back to your cave, Neanderthal.
2014-04-08 08:00:42 PM  
3 votes:
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 10:12:33 PM  
2 votes:

ArcadianRefugee: Meh.

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What could be better for an office environment than a highly sound reflective wall filled with moving water near electronic devices!
2014-04-08 09:55:39 PM  
2 votes:
Those workers are packed closer together than your regular cubical farm.  They're sitting asses to elbows at that table.

Try having a phone conversation while the person directly to your left is collaborating with one or two other coworkers and the person on your right is having their own phone conversation.
2014-04-08 09:15:47 PM  
2 votes:

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 09:13:22 PM  
2 votes:
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 09:06:06 PM  
2 votes:
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 09:04:18 PM  
2 votes:

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 08:12:16 PM  
2 votes:
Bad move. Account people shouldn't watch creatives at work. It only fosters jealously.
2014-04-08 07:13:14 PM  
2 votes:
img.fark.net

Okay I want my desk next to the booze.
2014-04-09 11:00:22 AM  
1 votes:
I need to find some Machineyists to do some machineying.

I work at an agency with an open floor plan but it works out a lot better than other executions I've seen. I was dreading it when I got here but I've grown pretty used to it. Desks are all curved about so you aren't sitting directly next to anyone and each person has an 8-10 foot width of their own space. There's also a nice divider that makes it so you aren't looking the person across from you in the face.

That said, I spend a lot of time on calls so I would prefer an office, I'm sure my nearby co-workers would prefer that as well.
2014-04-09 09:09:02 AM  
1 votes:
That is just beyond stupid... what a colossal waste of money...
2014-04-09 07:42:15 AM  
1 votes:
I couldn't get a day's work done in that environment.  Too much jabbering I couldn't tune out and too much noisy shifting and walking around that would be constant interruptions.  I can focus on one thing.  One.  Everything else needs to go to hell because my attention is going to be snapped to the nearest distraction.
2014-04-09 06:10:06 AM  
1 votes:

mrlewish: 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.


img.fark.net
2014-04-09 05:43:32 AM  
1 votes:

chance4510: 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.


If there is a hell, and I wind up there, it will be this place, that desk, and that guy walking me around and commenting on every hip detail.

So today and foreverafter I will love and serve my fellow man as best I can.

Good god.
2014-04-09 04:14:49 AM  
1 votes:
the open  design concept for classrooms was proven a disastorous attempt from rhe 1980s. this is even dumberer.
2014-04-09 01:13:43 AM  
1 votes:

Marcus Aurelius: I can't abide clutter.


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Just sayin'.
2014-04-08 11:33:58 PM  
1 votes:
Prithee, what dost happeneth upon this thread?

media.tumblr.com
2014-04-08 11:07:01 PM  
1 votes:
Someone is going to get anal.
2014-04-08 11:03:52 PM  
1 votes:
I've worked as a contract for 25+ years, so I'm used to crap, improvised workspaces. There have been times I've been allocated 1 (1) printer stand to balance a laptop on, and once I got a plywood table in a trailer in a field literally a stone's throw from a decomissioned nuclear reactor. Those I didn't mind. The one in the link was cool in a lot of ways, I liked the arches, although I can say I've worked better places for IT geeks.

Worst place I ever saw was when I went to Mawah NJ for a meeting doing work for a very large, very brown package handling company.

Imagine taking a Wal Mart, stripping out the shelves, keeping the sodium lights, and then filling a stadium-sized space with half-cubicles that extend six inches above the desktop. Just to cheer the harshly lit echoing place up a bit, add a 1970's Harvest Gold and Avocado Green wave sort of thing on one wall.

All your developers are sitting across from someone who's every fart, sneeze, cough and sniffle will become a distraction and a reason to hate them more. Seriously... It was like looking down a line and seeing matched pairs of future psychotically obsessed archenemies.

"Holy shiat, I have found developer hell!" Remarkably enough, understanding that prepared me fairly well for the things I heard in the meeting I was there for.
2014-04-08 10:40:54 PM  
1 votes:
It's not "one 4400 square foot desk" if most of the surface area is 12 feet in the air curving around at unusable angles. Maybe 1000 square feet, and only a fraction of the workstations are actually being used. Meaning they don't have enough employees to justify the size of that office. Meaning, in turn, that they have zero source of revenue.
2014-04-08 10:18:42 PM  
1 votes:
There is a guy that when faced with the fact that not one damn person is fooled at they are "thirty-sixish" and everyone knows they are long past the high side of forty, will either withdraw into a bitter weathered cocoon or will go full Hunter S. Thompson and chew on a gun barrel.

/listen you old fraud, you hear that sound? That is the yawning abyss that is irrelevance. It's waiting for you,  it only calls those who never own who they are.  Age captures us all but irrelevance calls you.
2014-04-08 09:47:49 PM  
1 votes:
"lots of little areas where people can have sort of their own personal space"

This phrase, personal space, I do not believe that it means what you think that it means.
2014-04-08 09:44:52 PM  
1 votes:
I seriously doubt that was cheaper than buying individual desks and cubicles for everyone. I have no clue how much pouring that resin over the entire surface would cost, but it had to be ridiculously expensive. Also, all that plywood, that wasn't your standard construction grade stuff, that was cabinet grade finished smooth on both sides and runs about $85 for a 4x8 sheet, not to mention that the amount of waste cutting it into those arches would have been enormous.

It looks cool as hell, I'll give you that, but there is no farking way in hell that was cheaper than buying everyone their own desk.
2014-04-08 09:35:52 PM  
1 votes:

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.
2014-04-08 09:29:29 PM  
1 votes:
It's an ad agency. Nobody there actually works. They could all telecommute for the "updates".
2014-04-08 09:27:59 PM  
1 votes:
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 09:18:01 PM  
1 votes:
Barbarians? I would've guessed Hobbitses.

www.kyivpost.com
2014-04-08 09:10:04 PM  
1 votes:
Where does the guy with Aspergers go after he's done narrating this video?
2014-04-08 09:07:06 PM  
1 votes:
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 09:05:53 PM  
1 votes:
Hipster level 9000
2014-04-08 08:49:23 PM  
1 votes:

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 08:37:06 PM  
1 votes:
This space age yet totally reclaimed collecta-platform will really facilitate some great synergy!

- Jumps out of window
 
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