Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Keep your ear to yourself?

Working in CubeLand, like Spicy does, you learn lots of things about your coworkers.

Even when you don't want to.

The opportunity to listen in on other people's phone conversations or face-to-face conversations is a daily one.

To Listen, or not to Listen?

Sometimes you can't help it.

Like when the subject directly affects you...

And even when it doesn't, if you hear hushed voices and maybe an almost silent sniffle or sob, your interest is piqued...

Do you turn down your music and be quiet, leaning closer to the wall next to the conversation?

Or try not to notice? Maybe turn up your music instead and start making noise?

hmmm time for a lesson in

Proper Cubicle Etiquette

No Eavesdropping, and especially no commenting or answering questions that you have eavesdropped on.

God damnit, I do it all the time...I'm such a smarty pants.

No food in your cubicle. Especially hot food. The aroma is distracting.

OK, I've been guilty of this before...and earlier today someone else had hot food and the smell drove me nuts!

Do not enter without acknowledgement! Knock on the frame or padded wall er whatever and get their attention first. . .

I'm NOTORIOUS for walking in and immediately asking questions.
But I'm working on it!

Don't Loiter!

I did that yesterday...someone was listening to voicemails and I wanted to give him something I loitered... wow I'm bad at this.

Keep your hands off of fellow Cubemonkeys' stuff! Do not help yourself to paperclips, scissors, etc...

I'm proud to say I don't do this....much

Don't talk through cube walls or congregate outside someone's cube.

GUILTY. like Multiple Times a Day Guilty.

Adorrable Bear and I always talk through the wall between us...our 'door frames' are popular places for the latest office banter or the Friday Afternoon at 4:30 Let's Waste Time Till 5 o'clock Conversation....

Hmmm, lots to learn yet...

We're gearing up for another Office Move!


Next Tuesday I get to pack up my shit and move to the other side of the floor!

But no fears! I bought A Book to help me make my new space Cozy!

No more window for Pi, I'll have to look over my right shoulder to see the outdoors. snifflesniffle

And my next cube is smaller...

And I'm sitting by the same group of people.

No new people to talk to.

I'll have to stop by cubes in other departments while on my way to and from the breakroom and the Printer...

Exercise! Hooray!

And if I'm still bored, there's always The Pimp My Cubicle Kit and various office warfare gadgets at ThinkGeek.


PatZ said...

And I said, I don't care if they lay me off either, because I told, I told Bill that if they move my desk one more time, then, then I'm, I'm quitting, I'm going to quit. And, and I told Don too, because they've moved my desk four times already this year, and I used to be over by the window, and I could see the squirrels, and they were married, but then, they switched from the Swingline to the Boston stapler, but I kept my Swingline stapler because it didn't bind up as much, and I kept the staples for the Swingline stapler and it's not okay because if they take my stapler then I'll set the building on fire...

RyeGuy said...

holy shit...

have you seen the USB Missile Launcher?


Cross office warfare will never be the same...

I hear it can even lauch sporks...

Spicy Little Pi said...

hehe patz, I HAVE a red swingline, so no worries there!

the USB Missile launcher looks awesome!

All out inter-department spork warfare would be AWESOME!

Too bad the management is kinda stuffy. They're the types that would say, hey that's pretty neat! and then tell you to put it away and never bring it back.

spork spork spork spork spork damnit, you got me going again!