8, 8 days until Disney! Ah ha ha!

I hate cubes

Could the guy about 7 cubes down please not blast his conference call to the world. Please.
Permalink son of parnas 
April 16th, 2007 1:30pm
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.
Permalink Send private email Tapiwa 
April 16th, 2007 1:33pm
How about the negative karma involved in damaging the 6 six cubes that stand between us?
Permalink son of parnas 
April 16th, 2007 1:43pm
Hate the sinner, love the sin: I love cubism.
Permalink blahty heartsheep 
April 16th, 2007 1:47pm
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.
Permalink Colm 
April 16th, 2007 1:52pm
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
Permalink arg! 
April 16th, 2007 2:08pm
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?
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
April 16th, 2007 3:40pm
A miniature working trebuchet, a few extra hours after everyone else goes home, and a clump of peat moss should do the trick.
Permalink Send private email strawberry snowflake 
April 16th, 2007 4:00pm
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.
Permalink Send private email Clay Dowling 
April 16th, 2007 4:08pm
Trebuchet?  Man, we're high-tech.  Use a USB fired nerf-rocket.

http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/warfare/8a0f/

Extra points if you can aim it with a pair of stereo microphones.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
April 16th, 2007 4:17pm
What, no Linux support?
Permalink Practical Economist 
April 16th, 2007 5:18pm
>> The IRS caused you all to rot in cubes. <<

The IRS is the root cause of many problems.
(Inland Revenue, too)
Permalink xampl 
April 16th, 2007 6:03pm
Somehow I think people would be rude without any IRS intervention.
Permalink son of parnas 
April 16th, 2007 6:27pm
Without the IRS, we'd be rotting in individual offices.  Which wouldn't likely be any bigger, but at least they'd be nicer.
Permalink Send private email xampl 
April 16th, 2007 8:33pm
Can't y'all just stack another set of cloth dividers on top, and call it a day?
Permalink clearly 
April 16th, 2007 9:10pm

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