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Top Ten Reasons Not To Work in a Cubicle

Postby Tituba » Wed Feb 08, 2012 5:20 pm

David Letterman's Top 10 Drawbacks to Working in a Cubicle


10. Being told to 'think outside the box' when you're in a freakin' box all day long.


9. Not being able to check e-mail attachments without turning around to see who's behind you.

8. Cubicle walls do not offer much protection from any kind of gun fire.

7. That nagging feeling that if you press the right button, you'll get a piece of cheese.

6. Lack of roof rafters for the noose.

5. The walls are too close together for the hammock to work right.

4. 23 power cords - 1 outlet.

3. Prison cells are not only bigger, they also have beds.

2. The carpet has been there since 1976 and shows more signs of life than your co-workers.


And the Number 1 drawback to working in a cubicle is...

1. You can't walk out and slam the door when you quit.
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Re: Top Ten Reasons Not To Work in a Cubicle

Postby Scenario Thinker » Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:03 pm

I wonder if Letterman actually ever worked in a cubicle.
The only one I find of any relevance is #8 ... that's true. It might deflect the bullets, though. :)
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Re: Top Ten Reasons Not To Work in a Cubicle

Postby mango » Sun Feb 12, 2012 9:00 pm

Funny post. :lol:

I work in a big room with no office area, and two group computers, each with a rolling stool.
I think I'd prefer a cubicle.

I stand up for at least 10 hours a day.
And I have the varicose veins to prove it!
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Re: Top Ten Reasons Not To Work in a Cubicle

Postby Tituba » Thu May 09, 2013 3:12 am

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Re: Top Ten Reasons Not To Work in a Cubicle

Postby SquarePeg » Thu May 09, 2013 4:50 am

I don't work in a cubicle. It's a partitioned work space. :-)
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Re: Top Ten Reasons Not To Work in a Cubicle

Postby Scenario Thinker » Thu May 09, 2013 10:12 am

Tituba wrote:http://affordanything.com/2013/05/08/you-know-what-really-sucks-cubicles/

Interesting web site. Glad at the ripe old age of high 20's or whatever she is, she's got that mindset. My advice to her is don't get married, don't have kids. It will be a lot easier to maintain that lifestyle/philosophy.
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Re: Top Ten Reasons Not To Work in a Cubicle

Postby Tituba » Thu May 09, 2013 12:48 pm

Unless, of course, they marry a similiar person. It is certainly easier to throw caution to the wind when you don't have responsibilities. I do, however, think that allowing yourself a playful life is important as well.
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Re: Top Ten Reasons Not To Work in a Cubicle

Postby mango » Fri May 10, 2013 9:20 am

I liked the post so much that I bookmarked the blog.
It's not a very different philosophy from 'Your Money or Your Life' when it all comes down to it.

I agree with both of you. Easier to do if you're not married and you don't have kids... UNLESS your significant other feels exactly the same way.

But hey, aren't we the unmarried, childless folks around here? :P
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Re: Top Ten Reasons Not To Work in a Cubicle

Postby Tituba » Fri May 10, 2013 10:38 am

Oooh, I have to share what happened the other day. I've been self employed now 12 years. From time to time, I take on a corporate contract to keep my skills sharp and bring in some extra money. I'm doing that right now. I'm working a Windows 7 migration project for a very big company in downtown Boston. Corporate as they come.

So a few weeks ago one of the full time IT people left the company. Everyone thought he had another job. They found out yesterday that in fact, he left to do IT support for home users and work for himself.

I heard the managers talking about it and were "shocked" that anyone would give up a corporate IT gig to support home users. I just sat there smiling. Yes indeed. Thank you very much, but you can make quite a nice living working for yourself.

It is interesting working in cubicle land for short bits of time. Mainly because I know I can stop whenever I want to and it is servicing a specific purpose.
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Re: Top Ten Reasons Not To Work in a Cubicle

Postby SquarePeg » Fri May 10, 2013 2:43 pm

I have three computers at home, plus two cellphones and a tablet. It takes time to ensure they're all kept up-to-date, synchronized, backed up, etc. And I'm very tech-savvy. I think home IT is an untapped market.
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Re: Top Ten Reasons Not To Work in a Cubicle

Postby Tituba » Fri May 10, 2013 4:20 pm

I recently gave a computer away. I'm now down to six computers (I think 7 make me a hoarder :) ) You'll be happy to hear that I do not own a tablet. I found myself thinking about getting one and have talked myself out of it.

Windows 8 is very different and people will need training. There will be a market for training.
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