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DrMachine
11-04-2005, 07:14 AM
I'd rather be unemployed if I had to do that...

Jef UK
11-04-2005, 07:18 AM
No way. It's better than mopping floors, washing dishes, waiting tables, or anything in the service industry. And I'm not so exhausted at night that I can't work on my personal endeavors. It's not great, but it's not terrible by any stretch of the imagination.

David
11-04-2005, 07:19 AM
thats my worst fear, working in a cubicle, so i've picked my future job carefully to aviod that

Taxman
11-04-2005, 07:19 AM
Working in a cubicle must suckIt is worth it because of the things you overhear in the long run.

jason hissong
11-04-2005, 07:20 AM
It doesn't suck but I'm certainly not built for it.

Of course, it would depend on the job, I think, and my job is utterly boring.

-j

DrMachine
11-04-2005, 07:20 AM
It is worth it because of the things you overhear in the long run.

okay...that's definitely a perk

WAKKAJAWAKKA
11-04-2005, 07:20 AM
I Fucking Love Working In A Cubicle.

Wayno.

Gregory
11-04-2005, 07:20 AM
You get to sit down for eight hours and get paid. That makes even telemarketing seem not so bad.

Taxman
11-04-2005, 07:22 AM
okay...that's definitely a perkPlus you are forgetting something. If you worked at a cubicle 25 years ago, your co-woorkers were allowed to smoke at their desks. Think of how things have improved.

Agent Desmond
11-04-2005, 07:26 AM
I've worked out of a cubicle and loved it. Sometimes I would make it into a teepee and people visited all the time. My last one at Amazon had a window to look out of, and I'd listen to the radio, set up figures, and even had a George Foreman Grill.

Saul Colt
11-04-2005, 07:26 AM
I think it would be cool. I would decorate mine with home made crafts and streamers.

saul

DrMachine
11-04-2005, 07:26 AM
with the exception of Taxman, all of you are just upholding the idea of how horrible it must be

DaGetHighKnight
11-04-2005, 07:27 AM
Offices are where its at!

WAKKAJAWAKKA
11-04-2005, 07:32 AM
You Get Privacy, But Your Not Secluded. I Got A Trick-Ass Snack Stash, Can Look At Risky Stuff On The Internet, Play My Music, Put Up Whatever Decorations I Want. Plus You Can Screw Off And Get Away With It.

Wayno.

TIP
11-04-2005, 07:35 AM
I could give two shits about where I have to sit...as long as I'm making a good wage and like what I'm doing (which I do).

T

Jef UK
11-04-2005, 07:38 AM
What Wayno said. I spend half my day pimping out my after work hours endeavors, and the other half on these here boards.

SteveZegers
11-04-2005, 07:40 AM
It's not the best thing in the world, but I would much rather be doing this than working retail again. Having to go to the mall all day, every day drove me nuts.

So yeah, it could always be worse.

DrMachine
11-04-2005, 07:41 AM
I have yet to hear anything that can't be done sans prefab walls

joeyart
11-04-2005, 07:58 AM
it's not that bad....really...
I think the work I do pisses me off more than the fact that I do it in a cube...

Jef UK
11-04-2005, 08:04 AM
Retail sucks!!!!!

WAKKAJAWAKKA
11-04-2005, 08:12 AM
I have yet to hear anything that can't be done sans prefab walls

Well Whats So Bad About Walls?

Wayno.

DrMachine
11-04-2005, 08:13 AM
Well Whats So Bad About Walls?

Wayno.

nothing...a cubicle is more like a pen than an office though

xyzzy
11-04-2005, 08:16 AM
Having your own cube is better than having to share an office.

Los
11-04-2005, 08:17 AM
I used to work in a cubicle, I hated it. Now working in a lab that rocks! I love working in my lab.

Brian Defferding
11-04-2005, 08:23 AM
I love working in a cubicle. I like the privacy.

Blandy vs Terrorism
11-04-2005, 08:25 AM
I love working in a cubicle. I like the privacy.
That's what Peter thought too.

http://photos1.blogger.com/img/113/2378/640/Office%20space.jpg

deadboy
11-04-2005, 08:27 AM
I neither love or hate it. It can be cool though. I remember a few years back when I was working for Gateway I came in on my day off to work 6 hours of overtime. My job that day consisted of curling up under my desk and sleeping. That fucking ruled. I even had a pillow in one of my drawers for just such an occasion.

WAKKAJAWAKKA
11-04-2005, 08:28 AM
nothing...a cubicle is more like a pen than an office though

Only If You Take That "Office Space" BS Perspective On It.

Wayno.

WAKKAJAWAKKA
11-04-2005, 08:28 AM
Having your own cube is better than having to share an office.

Word.

Wayno.

deadboy
11-04-2005, 08:30 AM
Only If You Take That "Office Space" BS Perspective On It.

Wayno.

I think that was more parody than BS. And the hell in Office Space was situational. You'll get tools at any job trying to push bullshit rules on you and flexing their imaginary admin muscles. At various jobs I've worked in cubicles I've had good and bad experiences.

All in all I like higher cubicle walls over short ones.

WAKKAJAWAKKA
11-04-2005, 08:33 AM
I think that was more parody than BS. And the hell in Office Space was situational. You'll get tools at any job trying to push bullshit rules on you and flexing their imaginary admin muscles. At various jobs I've worked in cubicles I've had good and bad experiences.

All in all I like higher cubicle walls over short ones.

Don't Get Me Wrong, I Loved Office Space, But That "Man Wasn't Meant To Be In Cubicles" Or Whatever He Said, Is Just BS.

Wayno.

deadboy
11-04-2005, 08:38 AM
Hehe.

Well, while I occasionally agree with the sentiment, I think it's largely a cry of "work sucks".

dEnny!
11-04-2005, 08:46 AM
I'd rather be unemployed if I had to do that...

You never said WHY it MUST suck...so I'm confused. What do you think sucks about it? What do you want to do?

dEnny!
11-04-2005, 08:47 AM
I Fucking Love Working In A Cubicle.

Wayno.

I wouldn't go that far. ;)

Shane W
11-04-2005, 08:48 AM
All the people that work in cubicles here are making $100,000 a year. I'm sure you learn to manage.

DrMachine
11-04-2005, 08:48 AM
You never said WHY it MUST suck...so I'm confused. What do you think sucks about it? What do you want to do?

not work in a cuble...because it's a mock office and ridiculous

dEnny!
11-04-2005, 08:48 AM
nothing...a cubicle is more like a pen than an office though

So is an office more like a jail cell? We are being corralled regardless of whether it's a cube or an office and I've seen some crappy offices that aren't much better than a cube, outside of the door. But my old "office/cube" had a door and 7 foot high pre-fab walls. It wasn't that bad.

dEnny!
11-04-2005, 08:49 AM
not work in a cuble...because it's a mock office and ridiculous

Cubes allow for flexibility. It's a lot hard to rearrange with "real" walls, it's just not practical. My suggestion, work your way up to an office if you plan on working in an office environment.

jason hissong
11-04-2005, 08:50 AM
The thing I dislike most about my 'cube' is that I don't have walls. I'm the only one in the office where my cube is on the wall so it's like a cubicle, only I have desk space enough to the left and right of me for another person.

It sucks.

-j

WAKKAJAWAKKA
11-04-2005, 08:57 AM
not work in a cuble...because it's a mock office and ridiculous

Explain What About It Is Ridiculous. It's Not A Mock Office, It's A Work Space.

Wayno.

jenifu
11-04-2005, 08:58 AM
Having your own cube is better than having to share an office.

hmmm. i share an office. but my officemate and i selected one another, and are pretty tight, so i suppose that makes a huge difference...

dEnny!
11-04-2005, 09:02 AM
hmmm. i share an office. but my officemate and i selected one another, and are pretty tight, so i suppose that makes a huge difference...

My boss and I shared a big "office/cube" but we had worked together for four years and get along great. He goes to gaming/Star Trek conventions and I go to comic conventions so things work out really well. I'll tell him about the Bowen exclusives and he'll remind me to send my fax in or schedule meetings around it.

PoWerSurge
11-04-2005, 09:05 AM
I do miss having an office (my first job), but it's not that bad.

There are different levels of suck of though

I have a private cube, normal sized, can fit 3 computers. My walls abour about 6 feet high. It sorta sucks

Some managers get double cubes, that would suck a little less

Contractors get end caps and row seating, where your totally exposed (no walls)

THAT sucks.

jenifu
11-04-2005, 09:08 AM
My boss and I shared a big "office/cube" but we had worked together for four years and get along great. He goes to gaming/Star Trek conventions and I go to comic conventions so things work out really well. I'll tell him about the Bowen exclusives and he'll remind me to send my fax in or schedule meetings around it.

my officemate feeds me and brings me random gifts. we sing out loud to (while mocking) the same crappy music, have the same awful sense of humor, and she turns a blind eye to the absurd amount of time i spend in here, mostly because i turn a reciprocal blind eye to her internet shoe shopping. hell - if i read something on the board that makes me schnarf soda up into my sinuses, she'll give me a tissue, hit me on the back until my eyes stop watering, and then read it herself on my monitor. and get it, too. :grin:

i love her. :heart:

xyzzy
11-04-2005, 09:11 AM
hmmm. i share an office. but my officemate and i selected one another, and are pretty tight, so i suppose that makes a huge difference...

That's cool. I just don't play well with others.

WAKKAJAWAKKA
11-04-2005, 09:11 AM
That's cool. I just don't play well with others.

Oh Yeah?

Wayno.

andrew french
11-04-2005, 09:11 AM
i'm preparing myself for it.

sleep
11-04-2005, 09:30 AM
I'm in the service industry, and I would love to trade it all for a nice cubicle.

Shane W
11-04-2005, 09:38 AM
That's cool. I just don't play well with others.

Well, there's a shock.

xyzzy
11-04-2005, 09:40 AM
Well, there's a shock.

What? What'd I do?

Shane W
11-04-2005, 09:40 AM
What? What'd I do?

Oh, you know..

Jef UK
11-04-2005, 09:57 AM
I'm in the service industry, and I would love to trade it all for a nice cubicle.

That was me a year and a half ago, and I still appreciate my cubicle because of it.

DrMachine
11-04-2005, 10:35 AM
Cubes allow for flexibility. It's a lot hard to rearrange with "real" walls, it's just not practical. My suggestion, work your way up to an office if you plan on working in an office environment.
don't have to

and I'm not

Ashton
11-04-2005, 10:42 AM
though there are worst jobs out there working in a cubicle does achieve its own level of suckiness.

WAKKAJAWAKKA
11-04-2005, 10:46 AM
don't have to

and I'm not

After Seeing All Your Posts, You Remind Me Of A Kid Having A Fit ABout Something.

Angel of Distraction
11-04-2005, 11:09 AM
You get to sit down for eight hours and get paid. That makes even telemarketing seem not so bad.

Sounds boring to me.

jenifu
11-04-2005, 11:12 AM
Sounds boring to me.

yeah.

but sometimes, nice things happen. like right now! when your coworker drops in and hangs you a fudgsicle!

that makes it aaaaaaaaaaaall worthwhile.

WAKKAJAWAKKA
11-04-2005, 11:22 AM
Sounds boring to me.

Depends Where You Work, My Team Is Awesome. With All The Jokin Around And Fuckin Off On The Internet, It's A Pretty Good 8 Hours.

Wayno.

Angel of Distraction
11-04-2005, 11:26 AM
Depends Where You Work, My Team Is Awesome. With All The Jokin Around And Fuckin Off On The Internet, It's A Pretty Good 8 Hours.

Wayno.

That could be cool. As long as it isn't just sitting and typing. I get enough blank screens when i write.

Thudpucker
11-04-2005, 03:19 PM
It's not so bad.

TheKraken
11-04-2005, 03:34 PM
I have my own office. This week I moved into a better office, actually. :D

kari
11-04-2005, 04:40 PM
hmmmm.....an office job. never even considered it before.
I don't think I could sit still for even 1 hour to get any work done.
I go through 3 pairs of nursing shoes every 6 months. I run from the time I get to work till I can manage to sqeeze in a break (if somenone isn't bleeding to death on me) then start running some more. I love what I do, but sometimes office work doesn't sound to bad sometimes.

Smokinblues
11-04-2005, 04:48 PM
it really depends if the cubicle has room for someone under the...i've said too much

DrMachine
11-04-2005, 04:52 PM
After Seeing All Your Posts, You Remind Me Of A Kid Having A Fit ABout Something.

yeah that's it exactly, I'm jealous of you and your little cubicle