Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Mooooooo------- ve!

 

That's my cubicle up there, with the green panels surrounding it. I'm away from everybody else in the office, which works for me. The problem is the cubicle is about four and a half feet tall, which means everybody can look down into it from any spot. I've had people walk by and rap the top edge from one end to the other. We had an audit last week and one of the auditors took a "private" telephone conversation away from the small conference area (just visible to the left) and leaned up against my wall, leaned OVER it, actually, gesturing, talking. I stood up, walked in front of him and coughed loudly. He turned away, but didn't move away. I do AP/AR, it's kind of sensitive. This cubicle had no privacy whatsoever.

Friday morning the VP came over (leaning over the wall, of course) and said the company had purchased taller cubicles for me and my eventual accounting partner just behind me. Our maintenance guy needed to know when he could set it up. Translation: When could I move all my stuff OUT of my cubicle so he could dismantle it and build the new one. "Well I am off on Tuesday because I'm getting a new stove delivered...." OK, so it will be Tuesday. That means on Monday, before I leave, I had to move everything out.

My now empty cube.

 Well, I ALSO got a new printer on Friday, but the resident Geek wasn't there to install it, so he did that on Monday. Which disrupted my day more than once because there were little technical things I really needed (like being able to scan files to the network server). So my day got disrupted. But by the time I left I had moved my stuff to the other cube. (Which will be dismantled and rebuilt on Wednesday. Can you say Disruption?)

Here's most of my stuff in the extra cube.

OH! Remember I said I got a new printer? Guess where the old one ended up? Yeah, that's my desk at home. Looks kinda familiar, doesn't it. That's the company's laptop (closed) over there on the left. Which means I can work from home when needed.

This is handy, because...

Tuesday is the day the new stove arrives. So I've cleaned it out, and moved a lot of stuff on the counters so the install guys won't bump into anything.
 

I've also cleared out the stuff that usually lives under the sink because the dishwasher is getting replaced too. I expect plumbing will be done, so I am ready for that as well. (In theory...)

I will also move things out of the way on the path from the front door to the kitchen so the guys will have a clear path through the house.


It's gonna be a day.


10 comments:

Dorothy said...

Good luck on the work front and the home front, Sure glad I don't work in a cubicle :-)

Cherie in St Louis said...

People can be so rude! Glad your company is willing to change up the cube wall size because tapping on the top all the way down the wall could drive a person crazy 😉

Pat said...

You won'r need to with the new walls, but I would have been tempted to put double sided sticky tape on top of the old walls. See how they'd like that!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Open office spaces and cubicles have more challenges than most people with an office door can imagine. I asked one of my attorneys once how HE would like sitting in the hallway (like I did) and offered him a 10-minute trial sitting. He could not run away fast enough - but did they change my workstation? Of course not. Glad your people are more sensitive to your needs.

Just Ducky said...

Good luck!

Linda Swanekamp said...

After all the disruptions and extra work, it will be worth it. In the long run, better working and home.

rondiquilts said...

I hope Tuesday is a stress free day for you and when you return to work on Wednesday you will be pleasantly surprised with no headaches. :)
Rondi / rondiquilts@yahoo.com

Ann said...

I hope this day went well for you. What a treat to get a new dishwasher, stove, AND cubicle.

Shasta Matova said...

That is a lot of moving of things around. I hope when the dust settles, it will be in your favor. I worked in cubicles for 15 years.

QuiltGranma said...

so many changes! Hope all went well, and things WORK better for you.