I hate cubes
Could the guy about 7 cubes down please not blast his conference call to the world. Please.
just start your own.
Better yet, call one of those annoying call centres with the really bad really loud Muzak interspersed with "Your call is important to us." Then leave it on loudspeaker while you go to the loo or something.
They soon get the hint.
April 16th, 2007 1:33pm
How about the negative karma involved in damaging the 6 six cubes that stand between us?
Anybody read the JoS post this week? It was mostly uninteresting but it had this gem buried in it:
"There's a tax loophole. Office furniture can be depreciated much faster than leasehold improvements, over 7 years. So for $20 of office furniture you can deduct about $3 a year: better than nothing. Even better, office furniture is a real asset, so you can lease it. Now you're not out any cash, just a convenient monthly payment, which is 100% deductable.
This is why companies build cubicle farms instead of walls, even though the dollar cost is comparable."
Maybe common knowledge, but I thought it was interesting. The IRS caused you all to rot in cubes.
an 8' x 5' office would seem like too much of a prison cell. I prefer the "quasi-private openness" of a cube compared to that
SoP, could you perhaps go down the hall and ask him to tone it down?
Or perhaps go to your boss and find out if there's a conference area for this purpose?
A miniature working trebuchet, a few extra hours after everyone else goes home, and a clump of peat moss should do the trick.
Let me know if you need that trebuchet. I can probably have it in your hands in 48 hours, and we've worked out some of the targeting issues.
As a bonus, a co-worker has a fair number of laying hens. I could ship those too, and after a couple of days in an uncooled UPS truck I'm pretty sure that they would be a very potent weapon indeed.
April 16th, 2007 4:08pm
Trebuchet? Man, we're high-tech. Use a USB fired nerf-rocket.
Extra points if you can aim it with a pair of stereo microphones.
>> The IRS caused you all to rot in cubes. <<
The IRS is the root cause of many problems.
(Inland Revenue, too)
April 16th, 2007 6:03pm
Somehow I think people would be rude without any IRS intervention.
Without the IRS, we'd be rotting in individual offices. Which wouldn't likely be any bigger, but at least they'd be nicer.
April 16th, 2007 8:33pm