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I have been enjoying the peculiar sensation of 'power' lately.

     Our department is getting ready to move to the new building later this year. For real this time, not like the last half-decade of it being mentioned at intervals but nothing coming of it.

     Got to see the floor plan for 'my' half of the department (which will be on a separate floor from Greg's half). I was talking to my boss about it and mentioned that I didn't like where they were putting my cubicle. So she told me to change it--switch around whatever and whomever's spots I liked!

     That was Friday. This morning I had a meeting invitation from her in my inbox, scheduled for this afternoon, to talk about the floor plan. So I had to scramble and do what Greg has been messing with for months--cutting out little paper diagrams of cubicles and stations and shuffling them around like puzzle pieces. (My job is so much easier because I've got space in spades, whereas he's trying to stuff a sardine can, poor fellow.)


     Didn't tell any of 'my people' much of what I was doing, though. Otherwise they'd all be screeching for window spots and arguing with each other and nothing would get decided. They can be mad at me after it's too late to change it! ;D
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On August 8th, 2007 07:52 am (UTC), wispywillow commented:
Fabulous!! That's so cool that you get to shuffle things around until they are how you like them. Bask in your power, my friend! :D

Heh, yeah, probably a good idea to put a lid on that "power" for now, lest the underlings start their screeching. Screeching employees is never a good thing... unless you have a bunch of goshawks working for you. Or something. I'm not even sure if goshawks screech. But you get my drift. ^_~
On August 8th, 2007 12:56 pm (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
Well, at least I have my 'trump card'--I didn't give myself a window spot, so I could take theirs if they whine too much. ;)
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On August 8th, 2007 03:59 pm (UTC), (Anonymous) commented:
You didn't get yourself a window spot??? Don't you know that is one of the perks of being able to shuffle things around and put them where you want??

That does sound like fun...=) Maybe today, I'll shuffle the unsorted and miscellaneous clutter around my house, just to see how it feels...

I hope you are doing well! We've been incredibly busy around here, but doing good. I miss you!

On August 8th, 2007 05:43 pm (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
Re: What?
Nope, I was putting what's best for doing the job in first place. ;)

It's easy to shuffle clutter than figure out what to do with it, that's for sure!

Glad to hear from you, busy lady! I hope you're enjoying your sister's visit!
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On August 9th, 2007 10:15 pm (UTC), (Anonymous) commented:
How many window spots are there? And how did you decide who would get them?
Sounds fun getting to decide who sits where.
On August 9th, 2007 10:43 pm (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
Well, the problem is that where we are now, everybody has a window spot except me. Where we're going, it's much more limited, because we're not in a corner with two walls that have windows in them. Corey and me don't get window spots because we need to be more accessible to people coming into the department--nearer the door rather than the far wall. I just followed the original layout before I 'tweaked' it, which meant two of the fiche scanners get window spots, and one doesn't. Of course she's complaining, but that seemed rather inevitable.

Of course my boss gets a nice corner office with a window view!