RE: Office Space Guilt

Subject: RE: Office Space Guilt
From: "Nuckols, Kenneth M" <Kenneth -dot- Nuckols -at- mybrighthouse -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 1 Jun 2005 09:32:03 -0400

Martin Bosworth scribbled...

> I finally got my own office, and absolutely love it, but many of the
> long-term employees are angry that I leapfrogged them, and are
> expressing it in no uncertain terms.
> I feel terrible about this, because I didn't want to feel as if I was
> putting on airs or demanding special favors. On the other hand, I
> can't work as well when I have to share an office with another person,
> particularly the guy I was working with...he was on the phone
> constantly and was rather rude.
> What would you do in this situation? Grin and bear it? Joke around? Or
> just ignore it and do your work?
> Martin


You might have a bit of fun with it--ask the colleagues that are griping
about your office if they would want the surgeon performing a bypass on
their aged parent to have to operate in a distracting environment where
it is difficult to concentrate. When they answer, "of course not," you
can tell them, "Then you must also agree that the guy who writes the
bypass surgery manual should work in a distraction-free environment..."


If you're not comfortable doing that, then I would suggest just close
your door and ignore them the best you can. People are always going to
find something to complain about, and when they complain about you it
probably means you're doing something right.


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