Tuesday, August 01, 2006

8/1

August 1st already, and September will be here before you know it. Big changes are coming over the next several months. Some of my very best friends at work will be moving to a different office soon, leaving Zelda and me outnumbered in the lunchtime melee (it can truly be an uncomfortable situation) at our office. Zelda, maybe we will have to seek out an alternative lunch site.

A massive reorganization of our services is on tap for this fall, and the entire office is expected to change locations late in the year. The reorganization will probably leave me with a change of supervisor (boo), making life much more complicated. The move will put me closer to home, which is a good thing, but I'm not so sure that the new location will be as convenient for running errands on lunch break and that sort of thing.

I'm relatively philosophical about most of the changes (though I'll really miss a couple of friends). We will adapt, and the new situations will become normal to us once we establish new patterns. I'm a little bit concerned about the possible layout of the new office, since the folks in nearby cubicles (dratted world of Dilbert that we work in) have a huge impact on the quality of your workday. Oh, well, plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose is especially true in bureaucracies.

6 comments:

pissed off patricia said...

They, whoever they are, say change is good but personally I'm not too fond of it. I like a tested routine myself.

Merci said...

Pop-
Amen! I'm am a creature of habit.

PaxRomano said...

Merci,
I won't believe any of this until I see it...how long have we been sweating this move now???

Zelda Parker said...

We are creatures of patterns, according to my new favorite show this week. That is "The Closer," has anyone watched it yet? Sorry to digress!
Lunch elsewhere today was good for the spirit. Yesterday's high point was having JT join us and try to guide the cruise ship members back on course.
I was looking forward to the move as I thought I might get new neighbors, alas that may be an illusion. That was also before I found out that our buddies are not going with us. I bet the cubicle walls will be lower than what we are used to. complain, complain, complain, and I've only been back to work three days. Sorry, lol

Merci said...

I like The Closer, though I haven't seen it for awhile. Kyra Sedgwick plays a smart, funny, tough-by-sheer-force-of-will woman who is still feminine, and a little bit flawed. Best of all, she is not a 20 year old lightweight supermodel type!

Lunch today was a peaceful, refreshing break. We'll have to do that from time to time. And no graphic Madonna descriptions...

Merci said...

Pax,
You're right, although I feel change coming in my bones.