Friday, May 05, 2006

Movin' on up....

We're moving offices today at work. We're actually moving to another building here on base. You don't realize just how dirty, grimy and dusty your working area is until it's completely upheaved. Ugh.

I went over to check out my new digs this morning. Not too shabby. I don't necessarily enjoy some of the people I'm sharing a room with, but they're far enough away that I don't have to look at them if I choose not to. Which isn't such a bad thing. And, I have a window - which is very nice. I'll actually be facing it, as I always have my PC facing so that my back is never exposed; while I'm working, I prefer to face the door. People have a tendency to sneak up on you, and I get very engrossed in what I'm doing, so I tend to tune out everything around me. Which makes for great practical jokes on me! So, I try to avoid this at all costs because while others think "look how funny it is to see Rebecca shriek" - I don't find it all that funny. Okay, maybe a little funny! But I work with so many pranksters, I'm just not taking the risk!

So I'm all packed up short of my PC and keyboard - and will be moving in on Monday morning. Complete with rubber gloves and favorite cleaning products in hand; it's a dirty, dirty place they've left me.

Have you ever noticed how dirty the people are that you work with? I cringe to think of how some people must keep their houses!!!!

10 comments:

Tish Grier said...

I think the dirt has more to do with the upheaval of moving...it's like you don't know the dust is there until you shake it off the various objects that have sat in the same spot for several years ;-)

and I know what you mean about having your back to the door. kinda creeps me out, too...but do some nice things to the space, make it your own (as much as you can) and the "vibe" will change. you'll be fine...

gunngirl said...

Good luck. I know about people sneaking up on you. I got the no-back-to-the-door thing from Anita Blake, a character in a book. But she's looking for people to shoot her, so not the same thing.

But I dont like people standing there reading what I'm doing the computer all stealthy. Get a mirror and place clip it to the side of your computer, you can find them anywhere. Seriously, it's like a rear view mirror. It works.

Mr. Fabulous said...

I am with you on the never-turn-your-back-to-the-door thing too. Most of the people in the offices next to mine have their desks face their windows, but not me.

I don't even like to sit with my back to the door in a restaurant.

You never know where the assasins are...

Noojes said...

Yuck

*cough cough*

noojes

bigwhitehat said...

Alright Weezie.

McSwain said...

OSHA safety regulations say your computer should not be placed so you're working with your back to the door, 'cause you never know who might sneak up on you. So see, you're right on! Did you have to lug your own boxes?

Big Ben said...

My boss gets quite upset that I sometimes spill food on documents.

Laura said...

I'm with you on the back to the wall thing too. I do that everywhere I go.

We're moving offices in a few weeks too so I'll be sharing in the gunk with you. I'm sure at some point during that day I'll laugh out loud thinking of you. ;)

Sojourner said...

Too dirty. I wash my hands so much at work my hands are continually dry.

I definitely agree about your back to the door. That is the way my office is set up and there is no chance of a change as it is too small. Employees love to sneak up on me to pay me back. :o)

Rebecca said...

Hey Cowboy Sunsets - Thanks for stopping in. I too am neurotic about that - so I use soapless anitibacterial gel. And of course, I have a barrage of perfumey handcreams at work as well to keep my hands soft.

Cheryl - I had no idea that was an OSHA thing. Excellent!!! ;) Fortunately they hired movers for the boxes but I did have to bring over my chair (?!?!) and a few other bags of things.

Mr Fabulous - And you never, ever order linguini w. clams at a restaurant!!!

Gunn Girl - Yeah, I know people who use those, but honestly, I don't like them. I just like to see who's coming at me. ;)