I want to say that time flies like a banana, but I'm concerned I'm mixing something.
What's it like to be drunk?
Ask a glass of water.
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.
Not where I work.
Beige. Fluorescent lighting. Never-ending technical problems with the phones.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Weasels have a way of surviving.
The ones in management, yes.
The ones not in management, less so. They weren't weasle-enough to survive.
Looks like my boss is shifting into sales, while a newly promoted manager who knows nothing about software development will be tasked as my manager.
I get along well with the guy, but... I may find myself having to spend extra time explaining dev-related things.
Layers of 'yikes' involved... like, how effectively will a person who has defined his career as a manager of software development close a sale?
You can hear the boots... the march... into... .
Some of the best teams I've seen have one person who really knows the business and sales side of things, and one person who is a top notch technical expert in whatever field the company operates in. Pairs like that tend to work really well.
I'm back in my broom closet today. Evidently some sort of company-wide policy is being implemented to end most of us working from home. My boss (and his boss) are not too happy about this, because they know that there is zero benefit from me being up here, no contact with other people outside of the phone and computer. I'm thinking we'll probably settle back out eventually.
Yeah, we went through that.
The wrong folks worked from home... er, 'worked' from home, and got caught.
It caused everyone else to have to come into the office.
Then, they moved the office, and as a consolation, allowed us to work from home again... which is where we are now.
None of us abuse it. Mostly because there aren't enough of us left to hide if something doesn't get done, heh.
But, yeah, we have a train wreck on the way. I am mildly curious how this is going to end... will the product I work on get sold off to folks who will actually give a damned about it, or will everything just kinda go up in a puff of 'blah' and we all lose our jobs?