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Old 05-09-2008, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Tucson
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Sounds like you're becoming NON-corporate material...
I never really was.
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Old 05-09-2008, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Wu Dang Mountain
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I never really was.
Same here - but I forced myself into the mold for a few years.

They were, spiritually speaking, the worst years of my life.

...not counting the time since I met some people on this board...
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Old 05-09-2008, 07:08 PM
 
Location: a primitive state
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My office size doubled. I like it. Dilutes the problems and increases the interest factor. I'm sure that problem personalities occur in the same proportion in large offices as small. But fresh people means new dynamics, new freakshows, and the occasional new friend or enemy. Keeps me from being bored.

If only work were so entertaining. I'd love to have something to do. This recession sucks wind.

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Old 05-09-2008, 11:07 PM
 
Location: TX
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I'd imagine there are people like this everywhere - the walking briskly, seeming busy, trying to portray being important type, who passes like the wind by you. I find them so irritating and phony. A lady of this nature in my office quit a long time ago and guess what... her position was never filled again and somehow the company manages to stay afloat!

What's your experience with these folks?
For a second, I thought you said, "who passes the wind by you". Now those would be nasty coworkers!

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That's why I love not working in an office. My biggest obstacles are big buffy men who like to grunt and walk around looking at themselves in the mirrors and say things like "hey if I pass out, could you resisitate me?"
I promise not to say those things anymore.

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Just came back from a smoke break. Because recently our activities have been restrained to only one, pretty limited, area, it's impossible to avoid dear coworkers. I go outside for a BREAK, not to listen to loud shop talk! Oh, yeah, that's also one of those people you wonder how they don't choke while talking, since they never take a breath!
My company passed a smoking ban throughout the entire facility. I now love the fresh air when I walk out the doors and no longer get pummeled by nasty Marlboro smoke.
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Old 05-09-2008, 11:14 PM
 
Location: Tucson
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My company passed a smoking ban throughout the entire facility. I now love the fresh air when I walk out the doors and no longer get pummeled by nasty Marlboro smoke.
Do I need to tell ya what exactly to do to yourself...?! I believe you can figure it out on your own...

Even pre-teens usually can figure when enough is enough!

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Old 12-31-2009, 06:38 AM
 
Location: Wherever women are
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Everyone at work thinks I'm an overly competitive d!ck
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Old 12-31-2009, 07:22 AM
 
Location: Illinois
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Um, I tend to walk fast at work, too.

I spend a lot of my work time at my desk on the computer. When I walk, I try to make the best of it.

My mind is no where near attempting to look busy and important, lol.
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Old 12-31-2009, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Wherever women are
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Um, I tend to walk fast at work, too.

I spend a lot of my work time at my desk on the computer. When I walk, I try to make the best of it.

My mind is no where near attempting to look busy and important, lol.
Walk slow when you pass my cube
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Old 12-31-2009, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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Every one I work with is like this. We ARE busy though. Some of us might work faster than others, but we don't have time to sit and chit chat.
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Old 12-31-2009, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Coachella Valley, California
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I'd imagine there are people like this everywhere - the walking briskly, seeming busy, trying to portray being important type, who passes like the wind by you. I find them so irritating and phony. A lady of this nature in my office quit a long time ago and guess what... her position was never filled again and somehow the company manages to stay afloat!

What's your experience with these folks?
That's what I used to do ... because I was in a hurry to get back to my computer and back to C-D!!!
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