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Office Move, Part 1

I have the feeling this will be the first of a series of posts about my department's upcoming move to another building three blocks away.

I am so not a happy camper today.  Yesterday afternoon I finally had a chance to go over to the new building and see our space.  Now I'm sitting at my desk, looking around my office (with the door closed and the dueSouth soundtrack on my small stereo) trying to picture moving into a cubicle less than one quarter the size of my office.  With storage space limited to two built-in file drawers (as opposed to the two built-in file drawers, three built-in overhead storage units, a freestanding two-drawer file cabinet, and a five-shelf bookcase which I currently use).  The cubicle walls are low; when people are sitting down their heads are visible above the cubicle walls.  All the things I've brought in to personalize my office (a framed poster, a wall calendar, a pair of geode bookends, the stereo, desk "toys", etc.) will have to be taken home because there's going to be no place for them there.  My small potted plant has to go home as well; plants aren't "allowed" in the new place.  It's all going to be very sterile and very unified-corporate design over there.

Now I have to start throwing things out and/or deciding what has to go into storage.

Moving day is a week from tomorrow.

Since I need something to brighten up my day, here's another icon by alinewrites.  </span>

Comments

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catheights
Mar. 2nd, 2005 02:09 pm (UTC)
*hugs* I can't believe they won't even allow plants. I don't understand why companies forget that happy people with their own space are productive people.
aswanargent
Mar. 2nd, 2005 02:44 pm (UTC)
That's exactly the reaction my sister had. *sigh* Sometimes there's definitely a downside to working for a large organization. :-(
alinewrites
Mar. 2nd, 2005 03:08 pm (UTC)
Move to France! You can have all the plants you want.
;)
aswanargent
Mar. 2nd, 2005 03:29 pm (UTC)
I love the way your mind works. First, though, I have to win the lottery so I can join the ranks of the idle rich once I get there. (Unless you and crazybutsound want me camping out on your doorsteps. Or maybe there's an American consulate in Lyon with a spare cot ....)

Did I thank you yet for this icon?
alinewrites
Mar. 2nd, 2005 03:11 pm (UTC)
I never realized before... I was staring at the icon...Look at the nape of CKR (well, Ray)'s neck, his navy shirt... Looks exactly like Toby's. Mph. Off to bed now. Read horrible BDSM Ray/Fraser fic.
I wonder how people can write such horrible things, with belts and hurting and bondage...Makes me shiver. *innocent whistles*
aswanargent
Mar. 2nd, 2005 03:32 pm (UTC)
Oh, I don't know. In the right hands (er, what I mean is in the hands of the right writer) belts and hurting and bondage can be very ... stimulating. ;-)
aswanargent
Mar. 2nd, 2005 03:44 pm (UTC)
Icons
OMG, thank you so much!!!! They're beautiful. I don't know where to start, but don't worry; you're going to be seing all of them. (And today I learned from castalie that I don't have to stop with 15 icons .... Whee!

For the life of me, I don't know why I can't right click on your icons and get "Properties". I can do it with Aline's icons, and with icons that magickslash referred me to. Sorry to make you take the extra step of including the URLs. *looks at lj and scratches head in puzzlement*

Going off to load icons now. :-)))
crazybutsound
Mar. 3rd, 2005 03:43 am (UTC)
Re: Icons
Hehehehe, nope, you don't have to stop at 15. Look at me, I have 50! (well, 49 for now because I'm still missing the perfect CKR icon)

Also, it's no hassle to add the URL. I have no idea why you can't do the properties thing with my icons, though, weird...

Speaking of which, I checked the size of that icon that was giving you trouble, and it was 35k so it should have worked. I made it a tad smaller, though, in case that helps.

: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v86/JemJ75/icons/aswanargent/swirlideas.jpg

Glad you like them darling! They certainly won't replace a nice working environment, though. :-(
aswanargent
Mar. 3rd, 2005 10:33 am (UTC)
Re: Icons
Making the icon just a little smaller did the trick. See?

Guess what? For some reason "Properties" is working for your icons now. Go figure.
crazybutsound
Mar. 3rd, 2005 10:54 am (UTC)
Re: Icons
Aaaah, yay! And woohoo! No idea why it didn't work before but with "properties" working now, it'll be even easier! :-D
ardent_muses
Mar. 2nd, 2005 04:08 pm (UTC)
Good thing comfort and happiness don't make employees more productive.

Oh wait. They do.

Sorry about that. Stupid management. :(
aswanargent
Mar. 2nd, 2005 04:57 pm (UTC)
Well, I've been in the habit of eating lunch at my desk while I work (an impossibility at the new place), and I've never been in a rush to get out the door at 5:00; I'll put a CD on and spend an extra hour or so getting set for the next day, doing filing, etc. Since I'm salaried there's no overtime, so I'd guess the company has been getting an extra 10-15 hours a week from me. I'm not going to turn into a clock watcher when we move, but the "free" hours are certainly going to be cut back. No incentive to stick around any more.

Thanks for the sympathy!
ccoralacid
Mar. 3rd, 2005 11:24 am (UTC)
sorry to hear the news re the move--hope you can fit in a picture of your loved ones--that always cheers me up no matter what
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