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There's a guy quitting tomorrow. I intend to go whole-hog for his
office. I've been here just about 10 years, and I think it's time I
whine a little for something I need/want.
It's not telecommuting, but it's better. We don't even have cubicles.
It's one big room and I'm in the corner.
From: techwr-l-bounces+mschmidt=weathercentral -dot- tv -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
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On Behalf Of Susan Hogarth
Sent: Thursday, August 17, 2006 10:18 AM
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Subject: Re: Cases for telecommuting/working remotely
On 8/17/06, Mike Schmidt <mschmidt -at- weathercentral -dot- tv> wrote:
> As I type this, I'm hearing at least 4 other people talking to
customers and it's terribly distracting. Some are talking loud, some are
laughing, one's all tensed out... I need those trees.
I hear ya! At my last job, the PMs and the slaespeople drove the
publishing/writing people nuts with their eternal LOUD phone-calling.
Of course they have to do it, but it's stressful to listen to some of
those people (and you can't help it) when they are so stressed out
their voice is cracking...
But that was cube-land. Now I'm in place so small that my only
distraction is havign to pay attention to the phone, as when the
assistant is out (she's 1/6of the company) I need to pick up the
Does anyone else have to answer phones? I don't mind, but it does
interupt a bit when you're engrossed in detail work...