1. I accept that I am under the control of a higher power (Muppet).

Every office needs some kind of cubicle sliding door or somethin

I think the productivity around the globe would go up if there was some kind of sliding, draped, door for cubicles. Nothing more annoying than people creeping up to while you are engaged in something.

And now would be the perfect time for a power nap, but if caught power napping without the door, I would clearly be escorted out of the building.
Permalink Bot Berlin 
March 26th, 2007 1:35pm
And that is why you have no door.

It's so much easier to enforce corporate policy if you can watch the people who are supposed to be working.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
March 26th, 2007 1:46pm
Sorry to be snarky about that.

Once upon a time, I worked in an office (which I shared with two other people) which did have a door.  And windows.  This was 1997.

I did not know how good I had it, and over some romantic vision of being a Project Manager who actually had some control and influence over who got into his Project Team I left that position.

I bounced around quite a few positions, finally resuming 'stable' employment September 2001 ( a few days after 9/11, actually).  Ever since, I've been in some kind of cubicle.  The GOOD offices had only a few cubicles, in a room with some kind of door on it, with perhaps a window onto the world down the 'hall'.

It would be nice to have a 'door', but sadly I don't think that's going to happen.  I'd like to jump around and hum to rock-and-roll tunes to improve my productivity, but I don't think that's going to happen either.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
March 26th, 2007 1:52pm
I should post pictures to gloat about my office - door, window to courtyard, lots of desk space...
Permalink Send private email Ward 
March 26th, 2007 1:54pm
Now, now, Ward, gloating is unattractive.

Whining about how bad we have it -- now THAT attracts sympathy.  And abuse, but the sympathy is nice.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
March 26th, 2007 2:10pm
God bless my door
Permalink what are you reading for? 
March 26th, 2007 2:12pm
Heh.  Catch-22.  The only people who get a door are those who don't need a door.

And those people who need a door clearly can't be trusted with a door.

And to this we can add the "Open door policy".  Even those who are given a door are not allowed to close it.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
March 26th, 2007 2:18pm
Here is why.  Only time (outside of my home) that I have had an office like environment was when I was in college and basically given a set of computers that engineers could work with and I was pretty much the only person that worked in that office.  With the way I work, sometimes I slouch completely in my chair.  Sometimes I may get rid of the chair and type on my knews.  Sometimes I just may lie down and stair at the ceiling to think.  And my favorite, I like to do 10-20 pushups to get the blood flowing.

This is the way some people work.  If I had some kind of door or office, I dont have to worry about a bunch of 'regular' office junkies seeing wondering if I need medical help.
Permalink Bot Berlin 
March 26th, 2007 2:18pm
Yup, I'm with you.  That sounds like an uber-productive environment.  The only time I get to work in an environment like that myself is when I come in on the weekends.

I sometimes think people don't really understand what makes a productive environment.  That, or maintaining decorum and control is more important than raw productivity, most of the time.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
March 26th, 2007 2:21pm
"maintaining decorum and control is more important than raw productivity"

This is true not only for most companies and schools, but also for all nations.
Permalink Practical Economist 
March 26th, 2007 2:29pm
If I had a door I could get up over Maggie Gyllenwhatever too.
Permalink get up man 
March 26th, 2007 2:55pm
Compared to some of you codgers I'm a baby in the office world. Still, I've had more jobs with offices than not. The irony is that I've only ever really needed one when I didn't have it.
Permalink JoC 
March 26th, 2007 3:18pm
try ear plugs
March 26th, 2007 3:42pm
Permalink Send private email xampl 
March 26th, 2007 9:38pm
Permalink Bot Berlin 
March 26th, 2007 9:58pm
Oh, dude, that is freaking awesome.  Two models -- one opaque, one 'see-through'.

Either you confirm your 'geek-power' status, or you come across as seriously socially challenged, or even ADD.  "Can't you concentrate without this pseudo-DOOR in the way?"

Now, if only I wasn't in a two-man cubicle...
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
March 26th, 2007 10:12pm
Plus, they're *HIPAA* compliant.  That ought to be enough to get the boss to pony up for one.
Permalink Send private email xampl 
March 27th, 2007 6:40am

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