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March 12, 2006 3:53 AM   Subscribe

Self link to two pictures of mine.
posted by fixedgear at 3:56 AM on March 12, 2006

Wow... that Dilbert concept is a bad idea wrapped up in enthusiastic marketing...
posted by twine42 at 4:38 AM on March 12, 2006

Do not discuss confidential matters in your cubicle. Cubicles offer very little privacy, so you should not discuss confidential matters there. Your board room is an excellent place to hold meetings where confidential information will be exchanged. If you need to discuss the issue on the telephone, find out if you can borrow a phone in someone else’s office to conduct this discussion.
Who's office? we all have cubicles!
posted by dabitch at 4:50 AM on March 12, 2006

I found a complete slot car set in the trash on my way home one day. Some kid got bored with it, no doubt. I took it to work, and now I'm the "guy with the slot cars on his desk."

I'm the restroom monitor when when have a fire drill, a very responsible position.

"See that guy? I HATE HIM! He's always showing off his new Ferraris, and never stops to brag about having a key to the executive washroom!"
posted by Smart Dalek at 5:01 AM on March 12, 2006

That last link reccomended not eating apples in your cubicle because they were too noisy ...
posted by kaemaril at 6:36 AM on March 12, 2006

First link previously.
posted by beerbajay at 7:06 AM on March 12, 2006

Darn, missed it on search.
posted by fixedgear at 7:22 AM on March 12, 2006

This would've made more sense to post on Monday. As in, somebody's got a case of the.
posted by fungible at 7:32 AM on March 12, 2006

Scott Adams is selling cubicles now? What the...
posted by Termite at 9:32 AM on March 12, 2006

Cubicles are actuallt far better than the alternative.
I used to despise my cubicle.
Then I got laid off and turned to contracting.
I've been in over stuffed closets, benches in open labs, over stuffed offices, and over stuffed cubicles.
I finally have a cubicle of my own again and it's far better than the alternatives.

Just think, if there were no cubicles, we'd have to live with the old 20th century "Sea of Desks" concept.

posted by Dillenger69 at 9:55 AM on March 12, 2006

On the bright side that Dilbert Cubicle thing is just a bunch of marketing and mock-up photos and lofty ideas. Do you really think Scott Adams would alienate his customer base by actually trying to help the situation instead of just endlessly complain about them?
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 11:52 AM on March 12, 2006

Dilbert is just another franchise. I subscribed to Adams' email list for a while, and watched my spam-count escalate steadily. When I got a new address and didn't subscribe again, that all went away.
posted by Kirth Gerson at 12:26 PM on March 12, 2006

I dunno. If I lived in a cubicle farm, that's exactly the sort of cubicle I'd like, though I'd prefer a slightly more toned-down version. It screams 'future hip' just a little too much. Give me the same idea in some lovely dark wood, and I'd be happy as a clam.

Especially the hammock, and a little patch of grass to rub my bare feet (hidden under my desk) on.
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 12:34 PM on March 12, 2006

Best cubicle office I ever saw had high walls and an amazing array of greenery just outside the cubicles, creating a sense of privacy and peace. It was also one of the first I saw.

Sadly, many places have gone to an open office design. I hate that with a passion, if only because it's too noisy. At least with cubicles, you get some small degree of privacy. I've never understood so many complaints about the concept.
posted by Goofyy at 12:31 AM on March 13, 2006

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