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I long for the days of cubicle walls. We have the new "open" concept. The visual and audio distractions are many.
Supposedly the open concept results in a more productive team atmosphere. I don't buy it. From what I observe, it seems to result in a more idle chit-chat. Instead of a conversation being isolated to a break room it is now out in the open where more people join in.
We just got an email stating that "they" will be checking badging in and out. If we don't show in the office for at least 3 days a week, that after a certain period of time we will become "remote employees" and no longer have our little rolling table. I refuse to call it a desk.
And some Goomba takes it upon theirself to turn the lights on in our area and they don't even work in it.
I despise the headsets. If you're going to be on a call, you better have an elephanting light blinking, or I reserve the right to slap your head. You want to stand up and have a public conversation? I'm going to mess with you.
I want to know the retards who came up with this open office bull crap. Software is hard, don't f*** with me when I'm trying to write code. The other day, the facilities guy came by dragging a drone who I fear was in charge of moving the software group to their new location. We're not in the best of locations, but we have a lot of desk space for our projects (embedded). No, we cannot live in an 8x8 cubicle....
<italic>Stuck in a dysfunctional matrix from which I must escape...
"Where liberty dwells, there is my country." B. Franklin, 1783
“They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” BF, 1759
"I controlled my laughter and simple said "No,I am very busy,so I can't write any code for you". The moment they heard this all the smiling face turned into a sad looking face and one of them farted. So I had to leave the place as soon as possible." - Mr.Prakash One Fine Saturday. 24/04/2004