Comments: Planet IT

***Hangs head ****

If I worked in a cube it would probably look like that. LOL.

Posted by Teresa at August 20, 2010 11:17 PM

I have sticky notes all over my cube. If something needs to be done I write in on a note and stick it to my desk. As the task is completed the note gets thrown out, a very effective task completion system.

My desk has pictures of my dogs (of course) and lots and lots of defective parts that people bring to my desk to figure out what is wrong with them.

I use to keep a lot of personal stuff at my desk, but do the walk of the unemployed shame a couple times and you learn to keep it light.

Posted by Quality Weenie at August 21, 2010 08:07 AM

Teresa- I know! And VW's desk was this way too. It cracks me up.

QW- Actually, the walk of shame is one of the reasons my cube is so sparse. I can fit everything I need to take home in a shoe box. And yellow stickies are my friend, but I have this big manager boss who HATES them... HATES them... to the point I think he needs therapy. We can't have them visible on our desk, like pinned to our wall would be a bad thing. At the end of the day, all yellow stickies can't be visible. Makes me wonder if he knows someone who died some tragic, 'Death by a 1000 cuts with a yellow sticky". What a whack.

Posted by Bou at August 21, 2010 09:06 AM

When you have spent as much time on the phone fixing everyone else's screwups and had to cancel vacations because of deadlines you had nothing to do with setting and spent hours tracking down what someone did to get to the point in the process where they were and then more hours figuring out how to get them straightened out, then you will know why IT people don't have much personal stuff on their desks. I was in that line of business for over 40 years and I can tell you that even when we are very close to our co-workers we just do not have the space for personal things.

Posted by dick at August 21, 2010 03:00 PM

.... been there and done that.... and never, EVER want to go back again........ EVER...

Posted by Eric at August 21, 2010 08:21 PM

The beauty of being retired. My buddy calls me about his problems with the contract he is on at SSA and the more he tells me the happier I am that I am retired now and don't have to deal with it any more. I spent years being the Mr Fixit for everyone. I am tired of it.

Posted by dick at August 22, 2010 01:52 PM

Stickies rule.

My office: P-51 on a stand on the shelf. 2 photos of the love of my life. Opposite wall, a drawing a Korean with 3 Ph.D drew as my seatmate on a flight to SFO, signed and gave it to me. Pure art of a farmer walking down a typical Korean valley.
The guitar playing 5 year old wearing her Christmas day having a blast and one drawing of that one from her mom looking up in wonderment. (Christmas picture.) None of us go spare in our offices or cubes.
I use the prayer rug in my bathroom as I always have [to collect toothpaste] but a colleague uses his as a doormat in his office.

I've always wondered that IT types didn't buy into buying gigantic dogs with extremely long toenails to patrol the buildings after dark all alone. Ripping and rendering as they saw fit. Seems a matched pair really.

Posted by Curtis at August 24, 2010 09:57 PM