I am moving desks at work after sitting in my current spot for over 1.5 years. I really like where I’m sitting now. It faces away from a high traffic area, so no one can see what’s on my monitor. It’s not like I have something to hide but I appreciate the privacy. I also like the amount of space I have. The amount of real estate that I have has made others enviable of my room.
The reason why we’re moving is because Black Box Studios is undergoing what some have termed a “decompression”. After growing by leaps and bounds in the last several months, the floors were crammed beyond capacity. Now that we’ve taken over all of the 16th floor and half of 15, they’ve moving people to alleviate the strain.
Some people are being moved off our floor. They’ve decided to shuffle us as a result. I’m staying on my current floor but being moved to the extreme southeast corner of the floor. I don’t like my new spot for several reasons. First, I don’t like being put into one of the farthest corners of the floor. I’m now farther away from the bathrooms and also the kitchen area. My previous spot was really close to the kitchen area which meant I knew the second the OT meals had arrived. This allowed me to bypass the inevitable lineups and got me my food faster. Second, my desk is next to a huge support column which basically reduces my free space to only my right side. I can’t put any crap to my left. Third, the column also blocks out a lot of light from reaching my desk. Now, you probably think I’d like darkness anyways for my monitor’s sake but that’s not true. Having some ambient light is nice. It’s much darker in my new spot.
My entire feature group is moving and I don’t think a single person thought the move was a good idea. I don’t like being so far from the action. Ok, thanks for listening.