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[#] Thu Jan 25 2018 16:16:17 EST from wizard of aahz @ Uncensored

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Actually what I really wanted to say is that time is relative. My uncle's a stopwatch.

[#] Fri Jan 26 2018 05:36:56 EST from fleeb @ Uncensored

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I want to say that time flies like a banana, but I'm concerned I'm mixing something.

[#] Fri Jan 26 2018 13:07:41 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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What's it like to be drunk?

Ask a glass of water.

[#] Fri Jan 26 2018 13:16:27 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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I don't want to get overly savage about it, but I've never had the
opportunity to legitimately write "like the color beige in a cubicle
farm somewhere in Corporateville" before.

Nowadays you're lucky if you get a beige cubicle.

In modern office floors, you're either in an "open plan" workspace with no privacy, or in some weird post-apocalyptic millenial farm with beanbags and neon lights. But at least there is finally a move away from bad fluorescent lighting.

[#] Fri Jan 26 2018 13:54:22 EST from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Not where I work.

Beige. Fluorescent lighting. Never-ending technical problems with the phones.

[#] Sat Jan 27 2018 00:00:33 EST from wizard of aahz @ Uncensored

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I finally live much closer to where I work. Office has gotten much better as a result.

[#] Sat Jan 27 2018 23:00:56 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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aahz - how long have you been working from home? Did you start before or after I did? I'm a little over two years in now, and I'm finding that I am starting to get a bit of cabin fever at this point. I do have an office to go to, but it's become a shell of its former self from a "be with people" perspective (the business is growing but there aren't a lot of interesting people at that location anymore).

fleeb - last time I was in an cube farm, those of us who didn't like the fluorescent lights kept the ones over our desks either empty or fitted with dead tubes. A desk lamp with a warm bulb and some green plants can really transform the space. Years later, after losing my corner office, I was in a room with four cubes in it, and we all just agreed to keep the overhead lights turned off.

[#] Sun Jan 28 2018 22:19:33 EST from wizard of aahz @ Uncensored

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IG - I started working from home part time in 2011. I've been doing it almsot constantly full time since the last move in 2012 or so.

I could go to offices, but really don't want to waste the time in the car.


As to cabin fever.. That's something real that can happen. I know there are days where I sit down at my desk and feel like I never left. But the truth is that would happen wherever I worked. It's the work you do, not from where you do it.

[#] Mon Jan 29 2018 15:35:21 EST from Ragnar Danneskjold @ Uncensored

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As to cabin fever.. That's something real that can happen. I know
there are days where I sit down at my desk and feel like I never left.

But the truth is that would happen wherever I worked. It's the work you

do, not from where you do it.


I still have trouble working from home. Just too much to easliy destract me from what I'm doing.

I live close enough that even small things I tend to run in instead of doing them from home.

I also like the separation.

[#] Sat Feb 03 2018 19:35:32 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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I worked from the "real office" for three whole days this past week.  That might rival the number of days I was there all of last year, where I spent more time in our other locations than I did in our local office.  But I'm currently on a project involving that location and a bunch of us spent a few days there to collaborate.

While there, a Certain Problematic Person did his best to remind me why he is the reason I don't go there anymore, by unleashing holy hell on me in a verbal tirade blaming me for something I wasn't even involved with.  He didn't bother to check whether he was on a speakerphone, though, and several other people including a fairly high ranking manager heard it.

He isn't a threat to me anymore, but he's still a nuisance, still toxic.  Long term it's not going to serve him well.



[#] Mon Feb 05 2018 08:40:13 EST from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Such people find themselves in trouble when the company itself starts to have problems. They're one of the first to be let go when the belt tightens.

[#] Mon Feb 05 2018 14:19:56 EST from Ragnar Danneskjold @ Uncensored

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2018-02-05 08:40 from fleeb @uncnsrd

Such people find themselves in trouble when the company itself starts

to have problems. They're one of the first to be let go when the belt

tightens.



Weasels have a way of surviving.

[#] Wed Feb 07 2018 13:07:00 EST from fleeb @ Uncensored

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The ones in management, yes.

The ones not in management, less so. They weren't weasle-enough to survive.

[#] Mon Feb 12 2018 12:08:45 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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This one's a survivor, but his luck is going to run out at some point. For confidentiality reasons I of course won't go into the specifics.

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