16 October 2008

Office Space

I hate to say it, but this could just about be my cubicle at work. There's been a lot of shuffling of offices and other things...and each day, when I come in, there are even more boxes piled up around me. Not to mention that my large table space for working was taken away...and I'm supposed to remove my resource materials from the shelves and take them home.

In other words, I can't work at work.

And with state-wide budget issues, I don't think I'm ever going to be provided with a stapler (much less a red Swingline) so Milton here is one up on me.

It is times like these that I long for a classroom again with space to use my tools of the trade. I do like the work I'm doing and the world I'm moving in---so perhaps all of this is a sign that I need to push further into the digital realm and get to a point where I just need my trusty laptop and an aircard to be able to work.

What about you? How's your office space these days?


Hugh O'Donnell said...

My office looks like a bomb blew up in it, and my wife, who hates clutter, gives me an earful about once a week.

I can't complain. I do have space, a desk, files, book case space, not enough though.

But my study has those fancy glass French doors, and it's the first room off the foyer. Oy vey, I'm exposed for the Type Z personality I really am!

I guess I take after my Dad who claimed his system was based on Sherlock Holmes's...piles of paper and books, the location all of which he was intimately familiar, and varying layers of dust to indicate the levels of importance or urgency required in dispatching any paperwork.

What would really be cool is not the paperless office, but the "officeless office." Right? :D

Let me know what you learn about centering your work life around that laptop!

The Science Goddess said...

Except my problem is that I absolutely hate that my space looks like that---with stacks of stuff everywhere (that aren't even mine). I like things tidy, and showing up to a complete mess is really depressing and not conducive to productivity.

Because space is at a premium, there isn't much I can do about it. In other words, there isn't any place to put other people's stuff...and since I'm low goddess on the totem pole, I'm the last person to be allowed to have my own things that I need for work.


Hugh O'Donnell said...

Argh is right. That situation might even bug me! ;)

Roger Sweeny said...

Good to know that the people at the central office who are telling us what to do really know what they're doing.

Oh, was that sarcastic?