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Help me trick out my new office

Good news: I'm getting a bigger office! Can you provide tips, tricks, or inspiration on how to set up a comfortable, productive, organized work space? [more inside]
posted by kinsey on Oct 11, 2016 - 7 answers

Funny things I can use to keep chill during blizzard of office politics

What mantras or other sources of humour can I use during a period of office turmoil to help me keep in a good frame of mind and handle ridiculous and unfair goings-on as gracefully as possible? Preferably things that are funny and/or absurd? [more inside]
posted by jrobin276 on Aug 17, 2016 - 17 answers

What should I do with my extra room?

I'm a single woman living with my dog. I own a 750 sq.ft. condo with two bedrooms. What should I do with my smaller bedroom? [more inside]
posted by halogen on Nov 8, 2015 - 36 answers

What should I put in my terrarium?

I'm planning to buy a terrarium like the one pictured here for my office. [more inside]
posted by Big Chief Little Pants on Jul 15, 2015 - 9 answers

Tech jobs and cubicles go together like peanut butter and antifreeze.

Am I being unreasonable if I state having my own office as a requirement during my job search, and if so, has anyone successfully made the transition from having an office to working in an open area with interruptions and noise? [more inside]
posted by tonycpsu on Jun 23, 2015 - 18 answers

Are we talking or are you trying to give me an eskimo kiss?

I have a co-worker that is a close-talker and it makes me uncomfortable. We are becoming good friends and I enjoy talking with with her, but if we are face to face I find myself having to back away. If I am sitting at my desk, sometimes she will come behind my desk and stand right next to me while I am sitting in my chair and lean in so that we are face to face. I need some advice on how to non-nonchalantly ask her to not close-talk or at least give me a little bit of space. She is great and I do not want to hurt her feelings so I want to let her know casually if possible. Background if it matters...Im a guy. She is not hitting on me and does not like me (I know because I have seen her do the same to others and she has a long term boyfriend).
posted by frednorton on Jul 16, 2014 - 29 answers

Shipping container office in London?

I'm a PhD student based in London. I would like my own private office space and yesterday I had the idea of renovating a 20ft shipping container and using it for this purpose. Essentially it would need a desk, an office chair, a few shelving units and an external power source. As for location, almost anywhere is fine provided it's within an hour or so of my home in North London... wasteland, an industrial estate... it doesn't really matter. How viable is this? And how much would I be looking to spend in order to achieve this, taking into account land costs / rent etc?
posted by FuckingAwesome on Aug 28, 2013 - 10 answers

Handling Interior Workspace

So, my workspace moved, and I now no longer have access to windows. What can I do to help me not feel disoriented at the end of the day? [more inside]
posted by zizzle on Aug 14, 2013 - 12 answers

Help me make my new office better/more efficient?

Work just moved me into my own office space and I would like suggestions on anything either technological or not to improve my workspace- apparently this is a good time to ask the business office for additional things. [more inside]
posted by tangaroo on Aug 12, 2013 - 6 answers

Jobs that would give me time to work on my own creative projects?

Are there paid jobs I could get that are non-demanding enough that they would give me long hours of free time to work on my own creative projects? [more inside]
posted by incandescentman on Jul 17, 2013 - 11 answers

I have some serious conference room envy.

Data on office layout & team collaboration? My workgroup needs more conference rooms, and I'd love to have studies to back up my suggestion. [more inside]
posted by samthemander on Feb 20, 2012 - 2 answers

How can I become a corporate drone?

How do I get a job as a corporate drone? [more inside]
posted by stedman15 on Jan 25, 2012 - 21 answers

Fuck Yeah Whiteboards!?

After burning out on all the websites and Flickr groups glorifying simple desks and minimal workspaces, I'm ready for something more hardcore. Are there websites out there where I can see pictures of awesomely productive workspaces (big whiteboards, multimedia behemoths, Google-esque brainstorming spaces, etc)? [more inside]
posted by Apropos of Something on Oct 4, 2011 - 4 answers

Looking for books or movies with the same humor as Mike Judge's movies

Looking for books or movies with the same humor as Mike Judge's movies. [more inside]
posted by reenum on Apr 10, 2011 - 11 answers

Is this job awful? Or am I crazy?

Determining the difference between self sabotage and glutton for punishment with a job that's great on paper? (Way too much inside.) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 26, 2010 - 8 answers

Help me leave office hell, find non-office contentment

I am an introverted, nerdy, smart, middle class guy who wants to stop working in offices. What are my best options, and how do adjust? (yes, think Office Space) [more inside]
posted by MetaMonkey on May 9, 2010 - 23 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

What to do about my excruciating work situation?

What are the best strategies for my current work situation? Question relates to disability, unemployment, and illegal activities (not mine). [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 14, 2009 - 17 answers

Where can I find temporary wifi office space in Philly?

Monday morning I need access to a quiet location in Philadelphia (best: in Chestnut Hill or Mt Airy area) with inexpensive WiFi. Difficulty: I, myself, will not be quiet. [more inside]
posted by Deathalicious on Aug 9, 2009 - 12 answers

Joanna has flair, needs shirt

I need a Chotchkie's polo shirt ASAP. Help! [more inside]
posted by ObscureReferenceMan on Feb 12, 2009 - 8 answers

Help me craft a business-sharing contract with my boss.

Please help me negotiate a business arrangement with my boss that has me doing some work as an employee and some work as an independent contractor. [more inside]
posted by headnsouth on Oct 30, 2008 - 9 answers

Can you help me find office space for a non-profit in NYC?

Can you help me find office space for a non-profit in NYC? [more inside]
posted by jasbet07 on Aug 7, 2008 - 4 answers

How to set up a server room with a 10 TB rack?

Going to be moving into a new office space, where will will get to redesign some of the space for our needs. We will need to set of a 10TB server rack-- need to figure out how much space should we set aside for a server room. If you were starting to set up one from scratch, what would you start considering? [more inside]
posted by ShawnStruck on Apr 24, 2008 - 12 answers

This would be a perfect job for an intern. If I had one.

MS Excel filter: I'm editing a huge spreadsheet and Excel doesn't like my zip codes. How can I quickly fix this? more after jump... [more inside]
posted by LiveToEat on Jan 24, 2008 - 9 answers

Where to get paisley shirts?

Where can I find button-front casual shirts in paisley or paisley-like patterns, like the one worn by Peter Gibbons in Office Space? [more inside]
posted by Brian James on Dec 20, 2007 - 5 answers

Looking for office space

Help me find office space to sublease in Arlington or McLean, VA. [more inside]
posted by Nathanial Hörnblowér on Nov 14, 2007 - 2 answers

Paint that cube farm!

What color(s) should we paint the walls in our cubicle-filled office environment? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 30, 2007 - 12 answers

How to use my office phone at home?

Suppose I wanted to rig up the phone in my office at work such that I could access all of the phone's functions from someplace else, not on the office PBX...like, say, at home. Is this possible, and how? [more inside]
posted by Brian James on Jun 28, 2007 - 3 answers

Trying to find a cheap, private workspace in New York

Where can I find a small, private workspace in New York (Lower Manhattan or Brooklyn)? I do not need it to be fancy, but would need something like a tiny fortress of solitude . . . [more inside]
posted by kingfisher, his musclebound cat on Feb 4, 2007 - 10 answers

I need an office, but need a clue as to how to pick one

I need to lease some commercial space. There's [more inside]
posted by reenum on Dec 27, 2006 - 6 answers

Where can I have a meeting in New York?

Where can I find office space by the hour in NYC? [more inside]
posted by crickets on Nov 30, 2006 - 6 answers

Anyone know Mike Judge or Stephen Root?

Office Space: Are the squirrels merry or married? [more inside]
posted by Danelope on Oct 4, 2006 - 23 answers

I need tips on how to find office space in Castaic, CA.

I need tips on how to find office space in Castaic, CA. [more inside]
posted by autojack on Aug 16, 2006 - 5 answers

My raven-like writing desk

Fancy-desk question! Can you help me determine if a blotter/desk pad is right for me? [more inside]
posted by Eideteker on Nov 15, 2005 - 9 answers

New Boss Same as Old Boss?

The Fortune 500 company that I work for has been bought by a Fortune 100 company. I am in IT. "Efficiency Experts" sent from our new company will be interviewing us soon. What is the most effective way to respond during the interview to both keep my job, and advance my position? I'm not sure a Peter Gibbions 'Office Space' attitude is the right approach but... (MI) [more inside]
posted by HyperBlue on Sep 1, 2005 - 10 answers

Commercial Leasing

Any commerical leasing people in the crowd? I'm about to lease office space for the first time, and I'm not sure how to go about it or what the lingo means. [more inside]
posted by SpecialK on Mar 31, 2005 - 5 answers

Office Space DVD Prompting Me on Mac OS X for Virus Check ... with Pink Button!

Ack! I'm in bed with the flu and I want to watch my Office Space DVD, which I just unwrapped, but when I put it into my OSX iBook and try to play it, I get a weird window that looks sorta OS9-ey with the message: "System Check: press enter to scan for dvd virus." It's really creeping me out. As I'm sapped of all strength, I really don't want to go into the other room and try it on the console. Anyone have any idea wtf this is? The "enter" button it gives me is PINK fer gad's sake. [more inside]
posted by scarabic on Apr 12, 2004 - 6 answers

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