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2022-01-23 1:20:39 PM  
Best part of the whole story is that the CEO is on board with this, and has provided a budget for each employee to get creative with their own workspaces!
 
2022-01-23 1:28:24 PM  
Ha ha, the bearskin rug is the best part.
 
2022-01-23 1:34:31 PM  
JFC that is depressing
 
2022-01-23 2:13:37 PM  
And the boss needs spell check.  Cubical, really?
 
2022-01-23 2:39:10 PM  
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We even wrapped each individual item in the drawers. Including all his keys, pencils, etc....
 
2022-01-23 4:22:26 PM  
Years ago, I toured the Zappos HQ.  That was a thing about the decor.
 
2022-01-23 5:15:26 PM  

IgG4: JFC that is depressing


Yeah, cubicles are just the worst.
 
2022-01-23 5:17:05 PM  

IgG4: JFC that is depressing


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2022-01-23 5:22:52 PM  
That's gonna be a whole lot less funny if he starts getting negative performance reviews. A wise man once said, don't decorate your office with anything you can't carry out in a box on a single trip.
 
2022-01-23 5:24:24 PM  
That's kind of cool.
 
2022-01-23 5:26:02 PM  
In completely unrelated news, some plantation owners used to let their slaves decorate their quarters, and sometimes even keep their own pets.
 
2022-01-23 5:26:07 PM  
There's a name for a creatively decorated cubicle.

It's "cubicle."
 
2022-01-23 5:28:57 PM  
Nobody could do that at the government agency I worked for. Hell, during the annual fire inspection, the inspector proclaimed stuff hanging on cube walls a fires hazard so most everything came down. Go it was government greige boring.
 
2022-01-23 5:30:41 PM  
This is a bit of a refreshing change from places where I have worked, where they literally, spell out in detail what you are allowed to have and not have in your cube.  Imagine a HOA, but in your office.

And that has been the norm in more than a few places I've worked.

Employers could perhaps learn something from doing things that make their employees happy.  They could learn a lot from it.

Unless it means everyone starts goofing off all farking day.  But if that were the case, they would never be rewarded like this to start with.
 
2022-01-23 5:31:59 PM  

El_Dan: That's gonna be a whole lot less funny if he starts getting negative performance reviews. A wise man once said, don't decorate your office with anything you can't carry out in a box on a single trip.



When Bill Gates retired, there was a wonderful video of him leaving the office for the last time with all his possessions in a bankers box.
 
2022-01-23 5:33:52 PM  
There's a good reason super glue wasn't included in the office supply catalog at my former place of work.
 
2022-01-23 5:38:02 PM  
Not what I was expecting. Much more wholesome. I need more wholesome news, I have outrage fatigue.
 
2022-01-23 5:40:29 PM  
This guy is CEO material.
 
2022-01-23 5:40:30 PM  

Rocket To Russia: Not what I was expecting. Much more wholesome. I need more wholesome news, I have outrage fatigue.


Hey now RTR, chin up fellow Farker! Remember, an outrage a day keeps sanity at bay!
 
2022-01-23 5:41:34 PM  
You still have to wear pants in you cube therefore I prefer working from home.
 
2022-01-23 5:42:51 PM  
We did the foil once, we also replaced the cube wall with the entrance with just another plain wall and then filled it with crumpled paper to the top, another time a coworker left for vacation, we saran wrapped everything. Including the large cabinets with doors, which we then rotated 180 degrees to face the wall. Someone else brought in some ancient keyboard/mouse combo and all the gender benders needed to attach them to the modern computer. I think the joke was on us though cause he unwrapped his chair and just left everything else as it was.
/Yes we had too much time
//why do you ask?
///Three for back when you could have fun at work
 
2022-01-23 5:45:31 PM  
Cubicles are still better than an open floorplan.
 
2022-01-23 5:47:31 PM  

Mock26: Cubicles are still better than an open floorplan.


Much in the same way that a punch to the face is preferable to a bullet to said face.
 
2022-01-23 5:48:14 PM  

durbnpoisn: Unless it means everyone starts goofing off all farking day.  But if that were the case, they would never be rewarded like this to start with.


I don't even care if my guys goof off as long as the work is done right and on time. My entire boss philosophy is that if I have time to micromanage I'm probably not doing my actual job.
 
2022-01-23 5:48:59 PM  

edmo: Nobody could do that at the government agency I worked for. Hell, during the annual fire inspection, the inspector proclaimed stuff hanging on cube walls a fires hazard so most everything came down. Go it was government greige boring.


I worked one place where the ONLY personal item you could have was a 2"X3" picture frame and it could only be to the left of the monitor.

/ It was done away with when too many spouses were in the picture
 
2022-01-23 5:49:33 PM  

Mock26: Cubicles are still better than an open floorplan.


Our current office is open, the bosses said, "Oooh this will help foster communication". About a month after moving in they were like, "Hey we bought these colored lights that no one will pay attention to, that show your status, don't forget your earphones to block out the noise from everyone!".
 
2022-01-23 6:00:45 PM  
Ahhhh, I clicked the article, they too bought into the same terrible "open" cubes our office did! The worst part is the stupid glass on top of the half walls. They told us when we all complained that all the demo cubes they showed us had to low of walls and it would be awkward to have to look at the person directly across from you that they would fix it, and just added that strip of glass to fix it. Similar to above with the one allowed picture (although not as draconian) for the first 6 months, someone from the design firm would come around and police the area making people remove things from the walls/glass.
 
2022-01-23 6:04:28 PM  

austerity101: IgG4: JFC that is depressing

Yeah, cubicles are just the worst.


They beat the ever-lovin' shiat out of both:
1) Open offices
2) Unemployment
 
2022-01-23 6:06:35 PM  
Whar beer fridge whar?
 
2022-01-23 6:07:03 PM  
I have those Klipsch speakers for my home pc.  If his co-workers are jerks, he just needs to turn up the sub a smidge :)
 
2022-01-23 6:07:35 PM  

luckyeddie: Whar beer fridge whar?


In fake stove.
 
2022-01-23 6:07:41 PM  
One of the best offices I went to where I worked was the woman with the ivy plant. That thing was like a mini plant to the giants kingdom with the magic beans. She supported the plant along the ceiling with paper clips and it was a jungle. Almost no place untouched. It was super cool.

Sadly no pics allowed there.
 
2022-01-23 6:07:43 PM  

austerity101: Mock26: Cubicles are still better than an open floorplan.

Much in the same way that a punch to the face is preferable to a bullet to said face.


Awwww, puddin', show us on the doll.where the job hurt you.
 
2022-01-23 6:07:54 PM  

Another Government Employee: edmo: Nobody could do that at the government agency I worked for. Hell, during the annual fire inspection, the inspector proclaimed stuff hanging on cube walls a fires hazard so most everything came down. Go it was government greige boring.

I worked one place where the ONLY personal item you could have was a 2"X3" picture frame and it could only be to the left of the monitor.

/ It was done away with when too many spouses were in the picture


Was this in Salt Lake City, or what do you mean?
 
2022-01-23 6:08:40 PM  
I would decorate mine straight out of Alien/Aliens. Possibly Addams Family. But Alien/Aliens would be first choice.
 
2022-01-23 6:09:10 PM  
I can't even try to be snarky. That's farking awesome.
 
2022-01-23 6:11:54 PM  

New Rising Sun: IgG4: JFC that is depressing

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2022-01-23 6:15:29 PM  
The most depressing cubicle I've seen is one coworker who went home at the pandemic.  Her cubicle is left there untouched when I get hired.  It's just about covered in "To blessed to be stressed" and similar stickers.  I considered turning around and quitting on the spot my first day.
 
2022-01-23 6:16:07 PM  

edmo: Nobody could do that at the government agency I worked for. Hell, during the annual fire inspection, the inspector proclaimed stuff hanging on cube walls a fires hazard so most everything came down. Go it was government greige boring.


I worked at a natl lab. Some of the offices and cubicles were amazing. When UCB managed the place it was a super cool place to work. When Bechtel took over the management, not so much.

So it depends where you work for the govt.

In my office area it was in a large room with (think 60 ft ceiling) where eh had our offices. Kinda like partition offices. We decorated the hallways Xmas lights one year for a special event and it became permanent lighting. We also bought a disco ball thingie and it projected cool patterns on the ceiling.

Your govt building was not ours. You can't say it is universal.

The building was originally for the Reagan star wars sat building area.
 
2022-01-23 6:21:14 PM  

I May Be Crazy But...: The most depressing cubicle I've seen is one coworker who went home at the pandemic.  Her cubicle is left there untouched when I get hired.  It's just about covered in "To blessed to be stressed" and similar stickers.  I considered turning around and quitting on the spot my first day.


Is there some context missing here? Because that seems an oddly strong reaction to seeing an empty cube with some banal signs/stickers.
 
2022-01-23 6:22:50 PM  

theknuckler_33: I May Be Crazy But...: The most depressing cubicle I've seen is one coworker who went home at the pandemic.  Her cubicle is left there untouched when I get hired.  It's just about covered in "To blessed to be stressed" and similar stickers.  I considered turning around and quitting on the spot my first day.

Is there some context missing here? Because that seems an oddly strong reaction to seeing an empty cube with some banal signs/stickers.


Not some stickers.  Covered.
 
2022-01-23 6:24:33 PM  

I May Be Crazy But...: The most depressing cubicle I've seen is one coworker who went home at the pandemic.  Her cubicle is left there untouched when I get hired.  It's just about covered in "To blessed to be stressed" and similar stickers.  I considered turning around and quitting on the spot my first day.


Mine was an office where I had to go recover the data from his computer. He had passed away and no one had touched his office nor returned his belongings to his family. I had to copy the data while looking at his happy pics with his family. I had to stay there to watch for errors and it took way too long.

It was very depressing to have people asking if I was done yet while looking at his pics.
 
2022-01-23 6:25:48 PM  
I was at our Corporate HQ last week. I was asked why I didn't put in for a vacancy we had there. There are actually several reasons, but I might send this to my boss and say I'll consider it if I can decorate my cubicle.any way I want.

/He knows me and will probably decline forthwith.
//I'm rearranging my home office, so...
///I'll probably just set up a green screen.
 
2022-01-23 6:31:00 PM  

IgG4: JFC that is depressing


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2022-01-23 6:39:52 PM  

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We even wrapped each individual item in the drawers. Including all his keys, pencils, etc....


Not impressed unless they wrapped each and every pencil lead, without breaking any.
 
2022-01-23 6:43:57 PM  

I May Be Crazy But...: theknuckler_33: I May Be Crazy But...: The most depressing cubicle I've seen is one coworker who went home at the pandemic.  Her cubicle is left there untouched when I get hired.  It's just about covered in "To blessed to be stressed" and similar stickers.  I considered turning around and quitting on the spot my first day.

Is there some context missing here? Because that seems an oddly strong reaction to seeing an empty cube with some banal signs/stickers.

Not some stickers.  Covered.


Ok, so now I'm really curious. You said you  'considered' quitting, so you didn't actually do it.  Have you met this person since?  If so... your impressions?
 
2022-01-23 6:44:27 PM  
Last place I worked where I had an office, I learned that if you were weird, the visiting execs left you alone. So the desk and shelves were covered with sheep toys and Lego stuff, a copy of the Anarchist's Cookbook was on the bookshelf, and the item below was full of candy for guests:
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2022-01-23 6:47:57 PM  

edmo: Nobody could do that at the government agency I worked for. Hell, during the annual fire inspection, the inspector proclaimed stuff hanging on cube walls a fires hazard so most everything came down. Go it was government greige boring.


They gave us folder-holders for the office door, then said that it was a fire-hazard to have paper on the door. So they took off everything that could hold paper, such as folder-holders. And the signs with the room numbers and occupant names because "someone could tape paper to them". Unlike the door and walls themselves apparently.
 
2022-01-23 6:57:58 PM  

theknuckler_33: I May Be Crazy But...: theknuckler_33: I May Be Crazy But...: The most depressing cubicle I've seen is one coworker who went home at the pandemic.  Her cubicle is left there untouched when I get hired.  It's just about covered in "To blessed to be stressed" and similar stickers.  I considered turning around and quitting on the spot my first day.

Is there some context missing here? Because that seems an oddly strong reaction to seeing an empty cube with some banal signs/stickers.

Not some stickers.  Covered.

Ok, so now I'm really curious. You said you  'considered' quitting, so you didn't actually do it.  Have you met this person since?  If so... your impressions?


I never met her.  Turns out I was actually her replacement.  From what I gather, very nice, good at the job, a little fond of shortcuts, but nothing too extreme.

And she didn't leave in some sort of breakdown or anything.  Got married to a rich guy.

Just... that abandoned cubicle...
 
2022-01-23 7:03:01 PM  
While this is awesome, I will take a bare and boring home office over having to go into a cubicle any day. However, I do now have some ideas for decorating my home office.
 
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