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03-02-2005, 01:02 PM
Now a project manager, empty offices, moving folks around to new offices, still empty offices, yet still remain in cube. Go figure.


km gresham
03-02-2005, 01:07 PM
Don't be so nice, Chad. Nice guys don't finish last, but they sometimes get left in cubicles. :rolleyes: smile.gif

03-02-2005, 01:13 PM

that should get you a nice set of solid walls.

03-02-2005, 01:17 PM
That is just what I need, a padded room and no laces in my shoes.


03-02-2005, 01:22 PM
i'm not sure les nesman (winner of the buckeye news hawk award) even had a cubicle

John Bell
03-02-2005, 01:22 PM
Squeaky wheel gets the grease...

03-02-2005, 01:24 PM
No..John B...Squeaky wheel means the brakes get replaced...

[ 03-02-2005, 01:24 PM: Message edited by: uncas ]

03-02-2005, 01:29 PM
I hope you guys don't think I'm complaining. I've got a great job and a fantastic boss. I just hate being in a cube in an open space where it is hard to conduct buisness on the phone when so much is going on around you. The boss likes me out here so I can be in the center of what is going on and kinda overhear all work realeted conversations.

But it is kinda hard to spread out in a cube. If I'm checking shop drawings I have to go into the confernce room to spread out the drawings.


03-02-2005, 01:32 PM
get a big piece of cardboard and make a roof over your cubicle

i bethca if it was nice hip roof with a couple of dormers, the boss might be impressed

[ 03-02-2005, 01:34 PM: Message edited by: popeye ]

03-02-2005, 01:33 PM
Chad.. I know you are not complaining...Some of us have been there...
When I worked for Macon Co. NC...I was promised an office...even a cubby hole would have worked...for four years...Ended up working out of my house..
Doesn't sound bad on the surface but it had drawbacks...;
One...had to leave home to get out of the office
Two...everyone knew I worked at home...hence phone calls at 6AM, 9PM, during weekends...etc.
Involving a lot of PR...could not just hang up on the callers although many a time, I was bloody well tempted.

03-03-2005, 07:17 AM
Just a couple of shots of our office and my work space.



03-03-2005, 07:58 AM
that nice chair sure beats my wood barrel and coal bucket

Con LanAdo
03-03-2005, 08:11 AM
a real cube has soft walls - if i had one my head wouldn't be so bumpy.
Cleeky - do you rep more men than ladies or the other way round - who else do ya tell to scream that they shouldn't take it any more from ya cushioned barrel?

03-03-2005, 08:16 AM
dutch, how have you been ,you are looking well.

just my lame attempts to razz the chadster, he don't go for it though. i think he's getting old and cranky.

[ 03-03-2005, 08:19 AM: Message edited by: popeye ]

03-03-2005, 08:22 AM
Don't be talking about my chair now. They told me I could spend up to $600 to get a new chair. I didn't spend that much, but I did get what I wanted.

Another reason I like working here.


03-03-2005, 08:22 AM
Your office needs a nice wood boat hanging from those rafters. smile.gif http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid147/p1746fcd580060945a990fceeafcd92a5/f62a9cdd.jpg

[ 03-03-2005, 08:48 AM: Message edited by: alteran ]

03-03-2005, 09:06 AM
That would look great, but ain't canoes suppossed to be used instead of hung as art? ;)

Our office used to be an old warehouse. We left the orginal floors and ceilings and add some offices around the perimitar. The office looks great, but out in the open spaces the accoustics are real bad. We've added some sound deadning panels up high on the wall, but there is still to many hard surfaces, so sound really travels.


03-03-2005, 09:18 AM
Maybe in another month I'll be able to put one in the water, all the rivers are frozen tight now. Army Corp reports from last week had over 2 feet of ice in some of the Mississippi shipping channels. :(


03-03-2005, 09:23 AM
You just had to ruin my day by mentioning the Corp of Engineers. Got a battle with them at the present as a project manager. Can't really go into details, but it is making my life more difficult.


km gresham
03-03-2005, 10:49 AM
Who was it on a sit com that put tape around his space on the floor to be his office? Was that les? :D

We used to have big open rooms full of engineers, now they've cubed us all in. Makes it harder to stay awake after lunch.! The first cubicles were TINY just big enough for a chair and a half size set of plans. After a couple of years they realized the impracticality for people who regularly use full size sets of plans - OPEN! We got bigger cubes.

Silliness abounds you see.

03-03-2005, 01:05 PM
Karen, I have room to layout a set of 24 x 36 plans (which is what we use), but not 2 sets, which is the case when checking shop drawings.


03-03-2005, 06:15 PM
Gasp, Al, is that a picture of you and your boat? Heaven forbid. :D

CS, I'm like you and live in the land of the cube people. I sit directly between my 2 supervisors, go figure. tongue.gif

[ 03-03-2005, 07:25 PM: Message edited by: Katherine ]

High C
03-03-2005, 06:19 PM
Originally posted by Katherine:
...I sit directly between my 2 supervisors...It takes 2 to keep you in line? tongue.gif :D They're monitoring your Internet activity, you know. Probably recording every keystroke. :eek:

Paul Pless
03-03-2005, 06:21 PM
Gasp, Al, is that a picture of you and your boat? Heaven forbid.

[ 03-03-2005, 06:23 PM: Message edited by: Paul Pless ]

03-03-2005, 07:28 PM
Originally posted by High C:
</font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by Katherine:
...I sit directly between my 2 supervisors...It takes 2 to keep you in line? tongue.gif :D They're monitoring your Internet activity, you know. Probably recording every keystroke. :eek: </font>[/QUOTE]I'll find out tomorrow, my yearly review is first thing in the morning, joy. tongue.gif

High C
03-03-2005, 07:58 PM
Best of luck! :cool:

03-03-2005, 08:16 PM
Originally posted by Katherine:
Gasp, Al, is that a picture of you and your boat? Heaven forbid. :D

tongue.gif Its one of 13 various paddle and sail boats I own, some that I built. That picture is the first time this boat was on the water and I'm taking out a 4 year old girl who begged to go "out in the boat" so I gave her a ride. Every time I've seen her or her parents or her grandparents since than they always mention the day I took her "out in the boat".

Sorry that you don't appreciate the simple pleasures of introducing a child to boating.

03-03-2005, 08:20 PM
Actually I plan on taking the Sisters' kids out on Miss Bee when she's back in the water and they're out of diapers. My oldest nephew will be 7 this month. By the time Bee's ready for the water, he'll be just the right age to handle her with adult supervison.

P.S. Al, your boat is very pretty, got any more pic?

03-03-2005, 08:44 PM
Originally posted by Katherine:
P.S. Al, your boat is very pretty, got any more pic?Not many pics of my boats. I take a lot of photos but since I'm the only photo buff in my circle of boat friends most of my pictures are of others and virtually all are on film not digital and my scanner is tempermental so I don't bother much with it.

Here is one of a boat that I can see when I swivel my office chair to the side. Office is on the upper level where the boat is.


And another of the boat the little girl and I are paddling.


These are two of the ones I made.

[ 03-03-2005, 08:47 PM: Message edited by: alteran ]

03-03-2005, 08:50 PM
:cool: Very nice Al, glad to see all your photographs didn't burn up in Luddy's fire. smile.gif

03-03-2005, 08:51 PM
Just theirs, not mine........

Thanks for the compliment.


ken mcclure
03-03-2005, 09:03 PM
Hey Chad - why don't you go in early one day and just move into one of the offices. Then see how long it takes the boss to notice. :D

My office, on the other hand, is about the size of the interior of a Ford Crown Victoria. As a matter of fact, it is exactly the size of the interior of a Ford Crown Victoria. Okay. My office is the interior of a Ford Crown Victoria.

03-03-2005, 09:14 PM
I've decided that my office is a cross between George Orwell's 1984 and the Winchester Mansion. They've been doing construction on the building for almost 3 years straight now. They get one part done and move on to the next project. The put up TV's everywhere that continously brodcast company news and commercials, but at least no volume. Whenever the company CEO speaks, we all file into the assembly rooms and watch him on the big screens. It's really kind of creepy.

Ron Williamson
03-04-2005, 05:48 AM
I was thinking along the same lines as that devious ken mclure.
Just roll out a current set of plans on the nearest empty office desk,then slowly move stuff in around them.
Claim squatters rights.Never complain or explain. :cool:

Peter Kalshoven
03-04-2005, 06:28 AM
Remember, Chad. 'Tis better to beg forgiveness than ask permission!
:D :D :D

Lucky Luke
03-04-2005, 07:21 AM
Hey, CS: it's not an Excel document that you have on your monitor: it really looks like a ship :D .

...plus the two models...hmmmm...how many "working" hours spent on WBM? ;)

03-04-2005, 10:08 AM
I like the squatter's right idea, but that would probably back fire on me. The boss, I think, wants to turn the empty office into a small confernce room. Not as if we don't have enough meetings already. :(

Luke, I only built the one model on top of my monitor. The others were bought and are just cheap models, but they do give me hope. smile.gif