September 2, 2009
My supervisor was out of the office today so I took the opportunity to move to a new cubicle. This new space is in the same quad as my original cube and is 180 degrees around the maypole from where I used to sit. The difference with this cube is that it’s in the corner of the room, whereas my old cube was out in the middle of the floor. Being the old guy of the group I was having a hard time hearing telephone conversations; this can be a problem when you work a tech support position on the telephone. The new cubicle is a much quieter space and was previously occupied by the former old guy of the group. He was part of the lay-offs in April. Now I wonder if I have moved into the last seat before final departure.
Since the cube is identical to my original spot (aside from the walls), I set it up identically to my old space. I even took the lightbulbs out of the overhead light fixture; I strive for a cave like feel to my workspace.
Earl is out of town on business (Knoxville, Tenn. to be exact) so that left Jamie and me alone at the Manor looking for some grub. So I took the doors off the Jeep and we headed to a local BBQ place. Jamie hadn’t ridden in the Jeep without the doors and since it’s September and all, it got a bit chilly on the ride home. The food was good though.
Jamie took his own picture during the ride.
He looks like he is having fun.
I was slightly off kilter today; not in a bad way, mind you, but just a little bit off my game. The after work diversion was a good diversion. Er, that’s what I said.