Tuesday, May 7, 2013
I've Been Outed
It was a huge adjustment in our work flow.
This is the building front, looking along the side to the back. That is my orange Element sitting outside my window.
I like to call it the No Tell Motel. It has been quite entertaining watching what goes on, but also pretty sad when you think about the situation some "visitors" must be in.
I had my license plate stolen in broad daylight. I can't believe the gal that works next to me saw someone loitering in our parking lot and didn't even bother to pay attention to what he was doing.
See, we are very modern. Nice little kitchenette, porcelain tile. Three work spaces divided by movable panels.
In our old building a had a small cozy and private office. A quiet place to work and think. A few of my favorite picture wall groups on my walls.
In our new space, I guess our owner bought into the theory that if we all work in the same open area we are more of a team. And we are not allowed to personalize our space except for one item on our desk which I chose to be a pic of Terry and I. I do have a Tiger calendar that I was able to hang on the cloth partition and that's a good thing because looking at the current month picture has a way of relaxing me when it gets stressful.
So, are you wondering about this post title? Well, I have been pretty unhappy at work since we moved. After thinking about the cause, I realized it is because there is absolutely no privacy. I am on the phone a lot...heck, I'm a purchasing agent and logistic manager. The person in the space next to me talks loud, talks to herself out loud and makes noises. When visitors come in, they seem to visit in the middle of the common area which is in front of our spaces. For some reason I have always thought of myself as an extrovert. But recently I read an article that described me to a T and I know now that I am not nuts. I am an introvert that covets my privacy and does my best thinking and concentrating in a quiet atmosphere.
Even though the countdown is on, I probably won't make it to the end of the year.