Re: Office Space Guilt

Subject: Re: Office Space Guilt
From: "Chris Christner" <cchris -at- toptechwriter -dot- us>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 1 Jun 2005 09:07:19 -0600

Hi Martin,

In some companies I've worked at, importance could be determined by
whether that person had a wooden desk as opposed to Formica, so having a
private office would make rank you up with senior management. So chipper
up--while having your own office may seem to be putting on airs, it can
also enhance your mystique, perhaps giving you the air of an irreplaceable
resource ;)

You're in an ideal situation, people are watching you waiting to see if
you're worth the all the attention. So enjoy the privacy, produce manuals
like crazy, and prove them correct!


Martin 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.
> I feel terrible about this, because I didn't want to feel as if I was
> putting on airs or demanding special favors.


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