Re: Cubicle Sweet Cubicle (was: Workplace Discrimination)

Subject: Re: Cubicle Sweet Cubicle (was: Workplace Discrimination)
From: "Susan W. Gallagher" <sgallagher -at- EXPERSOFT -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 27 Mar 1996 11:27:36 -0800

At 10:54 AM 3/27/96 -0800, W. Michaels wrote:
>On Mon, 25 Mar 1996 16:10:33 +-100, David Somers wrote:
>>Of course, the other kind of discrimination is the workplace itself. I do
>>not work in open plan. Period. I've done it a few times, and never again...

>Ditto here!
>I have turned down jobs that sat me in the depths of cubicle hell.
>My new home office is quiet and only two cats distract me if I
>absent-mindedly leave the door open. I can't think in a noisy beige
>workspace.

As long as I can have my music, I don't care if I'm sitting in the
middle of Grand Central Station -- I can get the work out. I keep
the radio on all day, but it can only be heard when you're *in*
my cube, and it works quite nicely to block out any extraneous
noise.

But then again, there's some noise I *want* to hear! When I first
came to Expersoft, I had my choice of a cube that was off in a
corner by a window and one that was in the interior of the building
and in the middle of everything. Surprise, I took the one in the
middle. Why? Because it faces the office doors of the CTO and the
two lead programmers. ;-) They can't go to or from their offices
without thinking "docs" and I get to hear everything that goes on
in their offices -- yup -- all their problems with and decisions
about the projects and delivery schedules!

When we move in June, I'll probably have an office -- and offices
are nice, don't get me wrong -- but cubes *do* have their advantages!

Just a thought.
-Sue Gallagher
sgallagher -at- expersoft -dot- com


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