[rescue] [Slightly OT]: Desk/Tables for multiple computers

Mike Meredith mike at redhairy1.demon.co.uk
Tue Jul 19 13:45:00 CDT 2005

On Tue, 19 Jul 2005 10:28:35 -0500, Michael Parson wrote:
> Suckiest cube arrangement I had was the gig after that.  We were ALL
> in these phone-center cubicles.  Not even cubicles, more like just the
> corner of a cube, back was open to a walkway, just enough space on

Never had the misfortune of working in a cube farm, but my present
office is a 10 person open plan office. I suppose I can gaze vacantly
across the office and scare the hell out of whoever happens to be in the
way, but the noise level makes it difficult to concentrate at times.

Especially when people start using those damm speaker phones.

Someone else wrote:
> > The other one that bothers me is walls that are just high enough to
> > be in the way, but too short to offer you any reason for them to be
> > there.  I think 4-5 foot walls should be banned.

I think the theory is that it cuts down the noise a bit. I did have one
leaning against my desk, and it did help a bit. I would like it back,
but the managers like things open plan.

I say if they like it so much, why don't they have open plan offices ?

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