souphound wrote:Our office is moving up 3 floors tomorrow. I've been here for 27 years so you can only imagine how much stuff one gathers. We're moving to much smaller spaces (I'm going from a 10ft by 15ft office into a cubicle). For the past 6 weeks or so, we've been working feverishly at becoming as paperless as possible. Since we recently went from a team of 5 down to a team of 2, I've been taking care of the stuff of 4 people.
I'm just about done.
Of course on Monday, the unpacking begins. Can't wait.
I have been in a cubicle from offices since 2000. I had three or four jobs before that where I had my own office. Just writing that down, I realize I've been cubicles for 18 years now. Even when I had manager positions.
You get used to the surrounding chatter.
I work with a young woman who works in our cube farm who intensely dislikes the surrounding noise and has a white noise machine underneath her desk to drown it out. My feeling is that you have to get used to it nowadays. Sometimes when I've been concentrating on editing something or have to review something intensely, I've had to put my fingers in my ears, but that doesn't happen very often. The place I work now is the quietest cube farm I've ever worked in. Usually, I'm stuck with sales folks and they can be loud.