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Rather, uh, enthusiastic workplace (snowflake)

I need to survive here, since transferring out hasn't worked (yet). [more inside]
posted by intrepid_simpleton on Oct 23, 2014 - 22 answers

Stretchy, stretchy, ya ya

Is there something like WorkRave but for Android? I cannot download anything on my computer at work. I used to use WorkRave at another job and really liked how it gave you the exercises to do. I don't want simply a reminder to stretch. I've seen apps that have stretches, but they are more like a resource app, not like WorkRave where it gives you random exercises each time. [more inside]
posted by McSockerson The Great on Apr 23, 2014 - 2 answers

How do you cope in a cubicle area where people pass by every 10-15 mins

How do you cope in a cubicle area where people pass by every 10-15 mins. For example, MOST cubicles in the office are along the wall (4 people per block). People walk in the middle isle and there isn't any disturbance. However, my cubicle is situated in the middle of nowhere. Basically, there is a wall in front & right side. However, the entire back & left side is open and people walk by every 10-15 mins. The problem is that my cubicle is near a door where people walk in/out then walk behind our cubicle and walk toward the kitchen or printer. I have nothing to hide. But, every time people walk by, I tend to look and see who walked by. Or sometimes I feel that there is no privacy at all. I'm not looking for a specific answer but would like to know how you cope in this situation or what did you do?
posted by Mountain28 on Feb 7, 2014 - 23 answers

Me + loud typing = disaster

The sound of my coworker typing is driving me crazy. I'm not permitted to wear headphones. How can I deal with the noise? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 13, 2012 - 20 answers

Beam me out of here!

ErgonomicsFilter: Why do i want to lean back in my office chair so much? Is there a way to get my chair to stay tilted back so i'm not pushing with feet all day? plus bonus question! [more inside]
posted by sio42 on Apr 16, 2012 - 6 answers

My annoying coworker is turning me into a rageaholic

How can I stay calm and productive when I have the most annoying coworker in the world? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 28, 2011 - 15 answers

Design-hack my cube

What small things can I add to my work space (or change) to make my day more cheerful/more efficient/better all-around? [more inside]
posted by rachaelfaith on Sep 21, 2011 - 28 answers

Want to break up the grey of my cube!

Is there a Canadian equivalent to Think Geek? [more inside]
posted by torisaur on Aug 22, 2011 - 6 answers

Cubicle Dwellers Go Primitivist (Comic)

I'm looking for a comic which depicts the breakdown of social norms in a cubicle farm and the subsequent progression to something like neolithic (primitive) life in the building. I remember a person tying a necktie around their head, a couple copulating on a desk, and plants being grown in cubicles (or maybe out in a parking lot).
posted by elektrotechnicus on Jul 20, 2011 - 6 answers

when you hear yourself chew, is that noise as loud as it is inside your skull ?

when you hear yourself chew, is that noise as loud as it is inside your skull ? [more inside]
posted by daveg02 on Dec 28, 2010 - 17 answers

ack, i have to wash my face AGAIN...bleh....

Humid Office Filter: our hvac sucks. it's always humid in here but when the a/c is on, it gets down right wacky - it's muggy AND chilly. i feel sticky all day, my exposed skin is breaking out in pimples which i never ever get except in this gross indoor climate. what on earth can i do? a dehumidifier is out - i'm not in a closed space and we already have an office one...and i can hear the alarm on the one in the server room telling us that it's more humid than it should be. [more inside]
posted by sio42 on Jun 16, 2010 - 23 answers

What should I stash in my cubicle to make workplace meals awesome?

What are some useful and cool products that I can keep in my cubicle to make eating breakfast and lunch in the office easier and more pleasant? Edible (i.e. food) and non-edible (gadgets, cleaning products, etc) ideas welcome. [more inside]
posted by tastybrains on May 13, 2010 - 44 answers

Time to refresh my cube.

I'm getting sick of my cubicle and need to do something about it. I'd like to spice it up a little bit, but have a couple of qualifications that I'd like to carefully balance: [more inside]
posted by backseatpilot on Mar 3, 2010 - 27 answers

cubicle farm noise

There is a laud/noisy colleague in the cubicle farm office. Any suggestions how to deal with the situation? [more inside]
posted by neworder7 on Oct 29, 2009 - 15 answers

Am I killing my towel?

Do I harm my towel when I nuke it in the micro-wave to dry it faster? [more inside]
posted by Rabarberofficer on Feb 7, 2009 - 26 answers

Office Space - help me improve it?

How do I make this office (cubicle) more functional and look better at the same time? [more inside]
posted by abdulf on Jan 18, 2009 - 14 answers

It's...ALIVE! (?)

How can I bring life to my cubicle at work? [more inside]
posted by TochterAusElysium on Nov 18, 2008 - 20 answers

How do I overcome Friday afternoon restlessness?

Every Friday at work, feel restless. I'm not content to sit at my desk. I feel the need to walk around, do something, get out of the office. I can't seem to focus on work, or accomplish much throughout the day. My weekends are particularly exciting, but I just have the overwhelming feeling to get out as soon as possible on a Friday afternoon. What can I do to get over this?
posted by Magister on Nov 7, 2008 - 7 answers

Office Wizard

What's your favorite technique for getting things done in the office. Answers to this question can span the topics of communication, psychology, politics, organization, time management, technology, etc. [more inside]
posted by jasondigitized on Nov 6, 2008 - 6 answers

Cool things to hang in my cubicle?

What is the most awesome, smile inducing, envy inspiring thing I can hang on my cubicle wall? [more inside]
posted by shotgunbooty on Sep 3, 2008 - 44 answers

Does anyone remember a spherical cubicle?

I saw a website or read an article about an ergonomic "cubicle" that was actually a very large, balanced sphere. The person would lie down inside the sphere in a perfectly supporting "chair" (somewhat like a first-class recliner), facing upwards; the keyboard was at lap level, and the monitor hung from the top of the sphere. Now I can't find it. Help?
posted by tzikeh on Jul 15, 2008 - 6 answers

How to get the sunlight into my cube?

We've been told for some time at work that we're going to be moved from a second floor, windowless area down to the first floor which is at street level and has floor to ceiling windows looking out at street level. This sounds great! However, I just saw the plans and it appears that the cubicles which we have the option to choose from all have cube-height (six foot?) walls between our chairs and the windows. Think back to Office Space. [more inside]
posted by ThinkandDrive on Feb 6, 2008 - 16 answers

Blinded by the (fluorescent) office lighting

My cube is as bright as an operating room. Help me save my eyesight and sanity. [more inside]
posted by desjardins on Jan 7, 2008 - 17 answers

Trying to figure out what to do with the rest of my life in the next ten minutes... and go

I graduated last may with a degree in Politics from a small liberal arts school. As one might expect I have found my job prospects since then less than thrilling. I now have the opportunity to re-enroll in school for a masters program in cs. [more inside]
posted by bernsno on Sep 7, 2007 - 8 answers

I hate working

I think I hate working. Or at least the part where I have a boss, and I sit in front of a computer all day for 8 hours, with a mandatory hour long lunch and two 15 minute breaks for 40 years. I feel this way a little more every day, even though I feel passionate about my field, generally like what I'm doing at the computer, and even have moments of euphoria when I do a really good job. Is there a cure that doesn't involve throwing away my financial security? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 11, 2007 - 14 answers

Help me avoid the stinkfridge!

Help me save money by bringing lunch to work: I need a mini fridge (not a dorm fridge!) that is of decent quality. [more inside]
posted by twiggy on Feb 27, 2007 - 16 answers

I'm a health hazard to my new cubicle-mate.

I've been at my job for less than a month, and today as I was rounding a blind corner into my cubicle I collided with my co-worker who works right next to me. He slammed his shoulder into the cubicle, and even though he brushed it off as nothing, I am 99.9% sure that he will wake up with a bruise tomorrow morning. He's very friendly, but we're both so engrossed in our work that we haven't had a chance to really get to know one another. I've already apologized twice, but what can I do or say to make things less awkward?
posted by invisible ink on Nov 1, 2006 - 39 answers

I'm looking for a source for "alternative" cubicle walls.

I'm looking for a source for "alternative" cubicle walls. [more inside]
posted by jeremias on Sep 26, 2006 - 8 answers

I'd prefer to communicate via email...

Trying to remember a movie with a certain scene (more inside) [more inside]
posted by gregvr on Aug 25, 2006 - 7 answers

is it hot in here?

unlike this previous query, i'm not only hot in bed, i'm hot everywhere, all the time. how can i cool myself down? [more inside]
posted by garfy3 on Apr 27, 2006 - 7 answers

my lungs hurt.

third-hand smoke: is this possible? [more inside]
posted by j on Feb 2, 2006 - 36 answers

My cubicle is eating my soul

What can you add to a cubicle to make it less cubicle-like? [more inside]
posted by idlemind on Apr 20, 2005 - 30 answers

Spice Up My Cube!

Looking for office cube decoration inspiration. My current job is in a grey cube farm. Floor to ceiling, everything is grey. I'm in the middle of the room away from the windows and I need to make my space more cheerful. Any ideas? What plants will survive in these conditions? (MI) [more inside]
posted by onhazier on Oct 20, 2004 - 14 answers

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