Things are on the move at Company O., or rather I am. As a part of the continuing repercussions of last year's management shakeup, various reorganized groups are now being co-located. What does this mean to me? Well, most of my fellow cublicle dwellers of long standing (say of 3-5 years) are moving to another building. I will be following next week. My current neighbors will be nearby, on the other side of the same floor of the same building. My new neighbors will be members of my department.
Until then, I have new neighbors. They are mostly closer to the customer relations end of the business -- sales, marketing, software delivery management. On the one hand, I think this is very good. These folks are a lot more talkative and sociable -- something that I don't always see among my fellow engineers. I see a lot more women moving in, which again is a nice thing in the diversity department because 90% of my day is spent dealing with solely with men. Finally, some of these folks are much more immediately in my social circle -- it turns out that one of my temporary cubemates went to high school with not one, but two of Mrs. Geek's cousins.
One of the things that disappoints me about my current job situation is a lack of social life. Back in my university days, I made friends that I used to visit and enjoy outside the office. That really hasn't happened in my job at Company O. That somehow seems a little more likely with my current crop of cube neighbors... True, it's only an initial impression, but it seems a shame to leave them.
on 2006-01-26 at 9:48 p.m.
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