Turfed out of my office

Office politics

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15/05/2003 at 16:24
So I am being turfed out of my small office with a window and a view of the dual carriageway and a tree with a pigeon nest, to make way for a new member of staff more senior to me. I have been relegated to a dank, even smaller office, with no window and a noisy aircon vent.

This is cruel and unusual behaviour. One gets used to a certain desk and how to hide one's internet usage etc.

Maybe it is time to change jobs.
15/05/2003 at 16:25
Bad luck... I think it might be. Are they gonna renovate it?
15/05/2003 at 16:28
No such luck. I am hoping they might not be able to find me a desk to put in there - that would put an end to any thoughts of actual work.

At least it marginally closer to the tea room.
15/05/2003 at 16:31
ever thought of office rage? Learn to be bitter and full of hate (like me) and rebel against those who moved you...

15/05/2003 at 16:31
I read about a great revenge trick once. A girl who'd been dumped by her boyfriend and still had a key to the house, went in with some frozen prawns and filled up the hollow curtain rail with the prawns.....he spent a fortune trying to find out where the smell was coming from, and then moved....taking the curtains etc. with him! You could try something similar.....
15/05/2003 at 16:34
Heh, I had thought of that - well actually I was going to sew watercress seeds into the carpet then water them. Apparently the effects are impressive.

But I thought it might be kinda obvious who had done it.

Office rage sounds better. I might practice a bitter twisted office rage face to go with my new office.
15/05/2003 at 16:35
A large bag of cress seeds and a liberal soaking of the carpet before leaving for the weekend...........
15/05/2003 at 16:36
Beat me to it !
15/05/2003 at 16:37
Or do it in a few weeks' time, after spending some time pretending to be utterly delighted with your new office. THen they won't twig that it was you who planted the cress.
15/05/2003 at 16:38
True, and if I do the prawns one they might think it is the new chap who just stinks.
15/05/2003 at 16:39
Or set fire to the place and run off to Rio with their accounts?
15/05/2003 at 16:39
or with the accountant?
15/05/2003 at 16:41
Perhaps that as well... Did they do that last year...

(whistling wind and tumbleweed...)
Monique    pirate
15/05/2003 at 20:37
Make friends with the person who has your office- they will want to know why you're not being treated better.
Monique    pirate
15/05/2003 at 20:52
Revenge is gratifying in the short term - depends if you need a referrence or not.
Monique    pirate
15/05/2003 at 21:00
The trouble is the new person a) isn't really at fault and b) will be enjoying that honeymoon period when a new keyboard and excessive amounts of post its are his if he wants them.
Monique    pirate
15/05/2003 at 21:03
Better to be really nice but sew very clever seeds of discord by very occasionally using your treatment as an example of why the company morale has been so low for such a long time, and why so many people seem to have taken you into their confidence about how they're looking for new jobs and will be outie as soon as ever they can- of course you can't mention names, you are too loyal for that.
WildWill    pirate
15/05/2003 at 21:47
resign than claim costuctive dismisal
15/05/2003 at 21:51
Blimey WW, that's a piccy to be ashamed of! I have several of my own I'm thinking of posting. :-)

BB - who has a piccy of him with a bowlcut, orange shirt, red tank top, and brown courderoy trousers. The 70s, yeah man!
15/05/2003 at 21:52
Mind you, the expression hasn't changed, has it Will?!
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