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For those of you who work in cubes (like me)

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
Don't just bust up in here unannounced. Knock on the wall.
Don't stick your head around the corner to see if I'm busy. Announce
your presence.
Don't just jump in because you don't see a door.

Don't walk past and ask me who are all the pretty people in my pictures
that decorate my desk.
First of all, I don't have any ugly relatives.
Second of all, I don't have any ugly friends.
Third of all, what are you doing lolly gagging around my cube long
enough to look at all the pictures that I have anyway?
Don't slow your roll at my cube, speed it up.

Don't ask me where I got my plants from, my mirror from or my
motivational prints from.
That means you've been standing there too long, you better keep on
In fact, why don't you walk your butt to the nearest Home Depot or
You wanna see decorations? Go to the store nearest you!

If you see me on the phone, don't come in.
Don't sit in my vacant chair until I'm done talking on the phone.
What makes you think I want you to know all my PERSONAL business?
I haven't summoned you. I haven't invited you to take a seat.
I haven't asked you to laugh along with me at the jokes I tell my
friends on the other line.
We don't need to correspond in person. That's what an in-box was created
You wanna talk to me? Send me an email.
You got work for me to see? Drop it off in the in-box OUTSIDE of my
It ain't hanging there for decoration!

Don't listen for noises from my cube that announce whether I'm arriving
or leaving. I hate that!
When I get here in the morning, I get here.
I don't need you to say good morning loud enough so that the whole
department can hear.
Why do they need to know that I got here at 8:05, not 8:00?
And when I get ready to leave, I'm gone.
If you hear me taking my bag out of the drawer or zipping up my bag, I
don't need you to say goodbye loud enough so that
the whole department can hear you announce my departure at 4:45 and not
5:00. I hate that!

Don't think because I have staples, pens and notepads, that means you
can borrow some, I said 'no' the first time.
If I say I don't have any, don't walk by to check and see if I'm lying,
even though I am.
I just don't want you to have it.
Do like I did, walk your butt down the hall to the big supply room and
get you some stuff.
What do I look like, Office Depot?

Repeat after me: RESPECT MY CUBE!
And have a nice day...........
post #2 of 10
Oh I love that. It drives me crazy when people just pop in like I'm not work just to chat. Or even worse, when you see someone walking down the hall just looking in every cube.
post #3 of 10

Theres nothing worse than someone coming in when i'm on the phone, even if it's a business call i'm on, and they hang around waiting until you come off, but in the meantime their having a good earwig at your conversation

OR!, they look at whats on your pc screen, again even if it's business, because we have things such as prices what we charge the customers that the factory workers don't get to see because weve had in the past little spies amongst our employees when they've left to go to rival companies.

I'm quick at closing the page down though!
post #4 of 10
i wish i had a cube! i sit in an open area and everyone bugs me all the time!
post #5 of 10
Thread Starter 
They tell me that before we got the cubes we have now that tehy used to have a wall seperating us like a partician but there was a hole cut out of the middle of it so you could see eachother. I dont want to see you people!!!
post #6 of 10
wow, do youse really not like working with other people or interacting? at work, we are in one open space and there is so much interaction with everyone, I love it.
post #7 of 10
I don't even have a cube - our office is open plan with just desks!

Its even worse!
post #8 of 10
I am in a cube... in a row of other cubes. I am teathered the a phone all day long. I am a CSR. The only ones that come to my desk is my friends or my supervisor. Occasionally, our team lead will come but she is a bi**h. Our old team lead that stepped down is now in the next cubicle. It is great to have her there cause she is a wealth of knowledge and just a fastastic person.

But I know what you mean..... people are forever popping there head over the back of the cube. I am in the last row, right near the restrooms, so some of my friends pop over to say hi.. If I am not on a call, that is fine, but I am on what is called the assist line and take calls from borrowers that request a supervisor. I am considered an assist sup but without the good pay... LOL
post #9 of 10
Ahhhh.....cube farms. I've had a sign in my office for years: Cubicle sweet cubicle. Even though I'm at the end of a row of cubicles, I have the window cube. It has a huge doorway that opens up to the guy across the hall. Fortunately we get along well and both understand the rules you described.

I've been in cubes for 26 years. I've learned to ask people to leave when I don't want them there.
post #10 of 10
I don't have a cubicle. My desk is out in the classroom in a corner. I have a 2 walled office I say. I arranged my desk and side table so people have to walk around the table to get behind my desk. I mean it's total confidentiality issues for me. No matter how many signs I post or times I say it, student's are not to go behind my desk, place anything on it, or approach it till I've had a chance to put stuff up. Pain in the neck! I'm not all for cubicles either. I like my privacy! If you turn around at the copy machine/printer you can totally see my monitor! We, meaning me, are in the process of drawing up some plans to put in a conference room too...because as of now, I have to borrow someone else's office to meet with clients! How dumb is that!?!
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