New Digs. AKA – Welcome to the Hellmouth.

Eh. Maybe Hellmouth is too strong? It’s definitely a fishbowl. A loud ass fishbowl.

When I first started at my latest job, I had a real office. With a door. No windows at all, but that was ok. I could close the door and work in the dark and be just happy with that. (I dislike most office lighting systems – I tend to get major headaches from them.) People used to call it the bat cave.

Then we changed buildings and I was put into a cube. Not a particularly nice one, but the walls were pretty high, and I ended up getting a table so I could face forwards. I’m not very fond of having my back to the opening of a cube. Not because I give a crap if people see what I’m doing, but just because it makes me feel terribly exposed.

So now we’ve just changed buildings again and I have a new cube. It’s smaller – but much better laid out. Things are more efficiently appointed and I have no problem with that. (Although I have no room to hang my Jack Sparrow poster. Wah)

Yes, I have three computers and two monitors. I am a busy, busy bee.

However. The new building is labeled as being “green”. This means that a certain amount of natural light has to be present in all the cubes – which means that they have very low walls, and the highest foot of those walls is glass. Which means there’s pretty much NO privacy of any kind. And it’s loud. You can hear phone conversations fifteen cubes away. I’m getting my own version of passive aggressive revenge by actually playing real music via my speakers. (And I have a subwoofer here – it thrums through the floor quite nicely).

Just wish the walls were a hair taller – I’m right on a hallway and people just walk by and look down at me. It’s kind of freaky. Which I suppose doesn’t mean anything other than the fact that I’m trapped in place by the corporate beast with no way out.


The astute observer will notice that I have put a certain naughty calendar in my cube. Hopefully low enough that it will not become offensive.

Though really, what could *possibly* be offensive about a man’s ass? It’s in black and white, anyway. That means it’s art.

Honestly. B&W Man-Ass Cube Art.

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4 Responses to New Digs. AKA – Welcome to the Hellmouth.

  1. Danica Avet says:

    I like the calendar!

    I was in the same situation before my promotion, except I didn't even have a cubicle. My desk was in the middle of the room facing a co-worker I was not fond of with my back exposed to the room. Shudder! People would come up behind me and I'd never know they were there unless they spoke. I eventually had to use a picture as a rearview mirror. Sad times. Then I got promoted, moved to a completely different location, and now have my own office. It has a DOOR! I play my music as loud as I want and close the door when I take my power nap.

    Do you suppose you could 'decorate' the glass part of the cube with garland in the spirit of the upcoming holidays and just forget to take it down the rest of the year?

  2. Scopique says:

    The Domo calendar? Oh, nevermind. Had to scroll down.

    And the fact that you get an officy-cube and then go ahead and zing it? Sheesh. I'll trade you. I have a wall and half! NOT EVEN!  😀

  3. mynfel says:

    Heh- we were already told NO by facilities. That whole green lighting thing. Meh. I was just gonna put up some Hello Kitty stickers. I might anyway – but I'm pretty sure they'll make me take them down.   🙁

  4. mynfel says:

    Eh – but like I said. I had a real office at one point. This is just sorta like I'm coming down in the world. LOL. 

    And Domo rocks, regardless of the man-ass.

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