Re: Office Space Guilt

Subject: Re: Office Space Guilt
From: John Posada <jposada01 -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 1 Jun 2005 06:36:12 -0700 (PDT)

I was in the same position. I made it seem like I needed the office.
I put up white boards on all the wals and always had all of them
filled with impressive looking stuff. Printed project plans are good
for this...with the time lines, they can be several feet wide.

I located an easel and placed it in the corner. Make it seem very
businesslike and don't fill it with plants, high-end stereo equip,
Monets, Rembrandts, etc. Don't shut the door unles it is
critical...why? Becuase they can't and it will rub it in. Show that
it is a place for work....then wait it out.

--- Martin Bosworth <martinhbosworth -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:

> When I signed on for this job, I was promised my own office space,
> and had to share another guy's room for two months using a
> substandard test server to do my work, while they got it ready.
> 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.

> What would you do in this situation? Grin and bear it? Joke around?
> Or just ignore it and do your work?

John Posada
Senior Technical Writer

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amateur built the Ark. A large group of professionals built
the Titanic.? - Dave Barry


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