My cubicle

I work for a large nationwide corporation. Like with many large corporations we worker bees live in cubicles. I used to have a fabulous unobstructed view of Mt. Hood from the 7th story of the building. The company sold the building and we were moved to the 4th floor as tenants without the higher priced view. I have a cube one over from the window so I have no view. If I did have a view it would just be of the parking structure across the street.

A close up of Mt. Hood

The former CEO once said something on an all employee conference call that I remember to this day. He had recently taken over the CEO position and was talking about why he chose to accept the job and move from Chicago to Denver. He talked about attitude and how it comes through to our customers when we talk to them on the phone. He said “You should always have something in your office or on your desk that makes you smile. I have photos of my grandsons”.

Many of my co-workers have bland, boring cubes like this one minus his laptop.

But not this woman! This is her cube. When Miss M came to the company last year and started to haul all of this stuff in a couple of people seriously asked if she was having a garage or pottery sale.

Then we have this woman’s cube. Several years ago when she moved to a new cube when we were on the 7th floor she had a cube warming party complete with an invitation, gifts and food. The photo of the water fountain on the window ledge didn’t come out so well due to the glare. But Miss D’s cube is tastefully decorated in her own style.

Now we come to my cube. I love to take photos and travel to sunny tropical destinations. As you can see that is the theme of my cube. I also have always had many photos of family and recently added the two from Tara and Kelly’s wedding. All of the framed beachy photos were taken on Kauai and the unframed photos and calendar photo were taken on Isla Mujeres. What I didn’t get a photo of is the beach mermaid mobile with her book, sunscreen beach bag and other beach paraphernalia.

There is a great story about the voodoo doll but if you do not know the people involved you wouldn’t understand. I have had the Peacock feather since 1990. Peacock feathers are supposed to be good luck. While that has not always been the case since I found it I hang on to is just because. This feather has survived moving twice to different buildings and multiple cubes in the building I am in now.

If you look closely you can see the bobble head turtles in the sandbox.

My Cubicle
Lyrics by:
Morning Sidekick
Performed by: Jym Britton
Parody on “You’re Beautiful” by James Blunt

My job is stupid my day’s a bore,
Inside this office from eight to four
Nothin’ ever happens my life is pretty bland,
Pretending that I’m working, pray I don’t get canned.

My Cubicle, My cubicle
It’s One of Sixty two
It’s my small space in a crowded place
Just a six-by-six foot booth
And I hate it that’s the truth

Well, I give a sigh as the boss walks by,
no one ever talks to me or looks me in the eye.
And I really should work but instead I just sit here and surf the Internet.

In My Cubicle, My cubicle
It doesn’t have a view.
It’s my small space in a crowded place
I sit in solitude.
And sometimes I sit here nude.

3 Responses

  1. Nice cubical Jackie. We all have them. Mine was the cab of a truck(yuck) But all cubical’s let us go do what we all really want to do.

  2. Yep Carl that was my point. Other than the totally bland boring cubicles most people in some way express themselves with their own personal touch.

  3. […] My cube for the previous four years in the old building was an internal cube with no window. Even if I had a window it would have been looking across the street at the parking garage. […]

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