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Rain Man
02-28-2012, 11:45 AM
We're about to move offices, and it got me thinking. Counting only full-time jobs you've had since age 18 (i.e, jobs that weren't "temporary" in your mind), how many different work spaces have you had?

I started my career in 1986, and I think this is my history.

Job 1
1986 - Sat in a bullpen in Office Building 1
1987-1988 - Sat in a bullpen in Office Building 2
1989-1991 - Sat in a four-person cubicle in Building 3

Grad School
1992 - No office

Job 2
1993 - Private office in Building 4
1994 - Office in Building 5
1995 - Office with slightly better location in Building 5
1996 - Office with slightly better location in Building 5
1997 - Slightly larger office in Building 5
1998 - Bigger office in Building 5
1999 - Office in Building 6

Job 3 (Current job)
1999-2001 - Home Office in Building (House) 7
2002-2003 - Office in Building 8
2004 - Office in Building 9
2005 - Change of Pace Office in Building 9
2006 -2007 - Change of Pace Office in Building 9
2008 - 2009 - Bigger office in Building 9
2010-2012 - Change of roles office in Building 9
2012 (Starting tomorrow or Thursday) - Office in Building 10

There may have been one more office in Job 2, but I honestly don't remember. So in 23 years of work, I've had 18 different work spaces in 10 different buildings, despite holding only 3 jobs. Kind of interesting. Or not. But it's the internet so I can post it if i want.

seclark
02-28-2012, 11:55 AM
job 1: 1980-1983
desk in computer room in basement of hospital

job 2: 1983-2000
office in company business office bldg.
2000-2006
office moved to shed out in back of office bldg(desk in garage:mad:)
2006-current
offices in 17 different area switch bldgs

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kc rush
02-28-2012, 11:58 AM
Job 1
Sat in bullpen
Sat in another bullpen after building remodel/addition

Job 2
Sat in shared office

Job 3
Sat in reception area building 1
Sat in reception area building 2

Job 4
Sat in private office

Job 5
Sat in bullpen
Sat in another bullpen after expanding to a second floor

Job 6
Sat in shared office
Sat in private office
Sat in cubicle after moving to a new building
Sat in another cubicle after office expansion

Job 7
Sitting in a private office

Predarat
02-28-2012, 12:08 PM
Job 1
2002 - cubicle

Job 2
2003-5 - cubicle
2005-7 - larger more private cubicle after a promotion

Job 3
2008-9 - shared, open desk

Job 4
2009-10 - back to a cubicle

Job 5
2010 to current - semi private office

phisherman
02-28-2012, 12:14 PM
Job 1
1999 - cubicle

Job 2
2000-2004 - small offices in 5 different buildings

Job 3
2004-2009 - cubicle, then I worked from home

Job 4
2009 - cubicle

Job 5
2010 to present - cubicle

Stewie
02-28-2012, 12:15 PM
Job 1

Worked in a laboratory - No office, just a bench for paperwork, etc.

Job 2

Laboratory with a desk in the corner.
Private office near the production area.
Private office in the administrative area.

Job 3

Shared a small office. Just enough room for two of us, two desks and all our crap.
Cube farm with tall walls.
Cube farm with short walls.
A cube that's not in a cube farm with tall walls and large enough for two guest chairs.

Rain Man
02-28-2012, 12:16 PM
2000-2006
office moved to shed out in back of office bldg(desk in garage:mad:)


Were you allowed to turn the car ignition off, or did it have to keep running at all times?

Bweb
02-28-2012, 12:24 PM
Job #1 1994 - shared office
Job #1 1995 - private office

Job #2 1996 - 2008 - Private office

Job #3 2008-2009 - Same company as #2 but upgraded position - new Private office

Job #3 2009 - present - different private office

loochy
02-28-2012, 12:39 PM
2.


Cube farm
Cube farm (cube across the aisle)

Baconeater
02-28-2012, 12:40 PM
Pretty much all the work I've ever done has been out in the field so I haven't really had any designated work space. Although I do have a shop with a desk at my current job so I guess that's the only one.

listopencil
02-28-2012, 12:47 PM
Way, way too many to count.

tooge
02-28-2012, 12:50 PM
Thread is flawed. If it was a permanent work space, then everyone would only have one.

gblowfish
02-28-2012, 12:58 PM
Also too many to count. Had a cot in the back room of a bar in college to nap out during the day between classes, worked in radio and tv stations, office bullpens, had my own office with a door but no windows, now I'm in a cube farm, but I have a corner cube with a door and windows, but no real "privacy." My door is always open, except when I leave to go home. If my door is shut, people know I'm gone for the day.

cdcox
02-28-2012, 01:41 PM
1. Part time in HS and college breaks I worked at Macy's on Main in downtown KC. It was an open office space, I and moved from one work station to another depending on my task of the day and which desk was open.

2. Graduate school 1: I had an desk in an office with 2 other students and a lab.

3. First real job I was in a cubicle.

4. Grad school 2: I had an desk in an office with 2 other students and a lab.

5. Still in grad school. Later on I moved out of the basement and had an office up with the faculty, but still shared with a couple other students.

6. Current employer. Office was in the basement with a window overlooking a parking alcove. Office flooded once. I was in there for 17 years.

7. Got an administrative position and got to move up to the 2nd floor. Nicer office with carpet, a better window, and a closet. I love that closet.

8. Got a second administrative position and a second office. Huge, with a conference table, and love seat. My office has seating for 9, although I have never had more than two guests at once. This office is in what used to be a downtown department store, so I guess I have come full circle.

Rain Man
02-28-2012, 01:46 PM
7. Got an administrative position and got to move up to the 2nd floor. Nicer office with carpet, a better window, and a closet. I love that closet.


A closet would be a great feature in any office, but particular an office on a college campus. If you do any lunchtime gym stuff or even jog in, it'd be great to have a closet for a change of clothes.

I'm considering joining a gym near our new office, and if I did I'd have to figure out how to store extra clothes. Alas, I have no closet.

cdcox
02-28-2012, 01:55 PM
A closet would be a great feature in any office, but particular an office on a college campus. If you do any lunchtime gym stuff or even jog in, it'd be great to have a closet for a change of clothes.

I'm considering joining a gym near our new office, and if I did I'd have to figure out how to store extra clothes. Alas, I have no closet.

After 17 years, my basement office looked like a tornado went through it. I have a difficult time throwing paper away, never knowing what will be important and what won't. I'm also not being very good about filing. So when I moved up stairs I threw away a lot of papers, but any I wasn't sure about I put in boxes. Those boxes fill my closet. There isn't room for me to get in there to change.

Now after being in that office for 3 1/2 years, it looks like a tornado went through it. I have intentions to neaten it up, but just haven't had the time.

My second office (I have a second office) is neat, but I've only been in here 2 days a week for 4.5 months.

Frosty
02-28-2012, 01:57 PM
A closet would be a great feature in any office, but particular an office on a college campus. If you do any lunchtime gym stuff or even jog in, it'd be great to have a closet for a change of clothes.

I'm considering joining a gym near our new office, and if I did I'd have to figure out how to store extra clothes. Alas, I have no closet.

Get a wardrobe for your office, if it's big enough.

HemiEd
02-28-2012, 02:04 PM
A closet would be a great feature in any office, but particular an office on a college campus. If you do any lunchtime gym stuff or even jog in, it'd be great to have a closet for a change of clothes.

I'm considering joining a gym near our new office, and if I did I'd have to figure out how to store extra clothes. Alas, I have no closet.

At least you are not in the closet.


As far as the thread goes, it would be easier to go backwards. Had this office since 98, as we built this building and I picked this office since it had neither east or west windows, they cover the north wall.

In our previous building, I had a make shift office that was more like a an entrance foyer, to our second suite, in the office complex. It had a closet, but no privacy.

93-96 had an office with windows on the west side, hard to stay awake in the afternoon after a big lunch.

76-93 outside sales, office was behind the wheel.

74-76, we had four desks in an open office, cubicles had not been invented yet. :D

73-74 building Beechcrafts, no office, just a tool box.

mikeyis4dcats.
02-28-2012, 07:51 PM
3.

Job 1
Shared office 1999-200
Private office 2000-2003

Job 2
Private office 2003-present

Garcia Bronco
02-28-2012, 08:34 PM
OMG...too many to count. It might be in the 50's

Misplaced_Chiefs_Fan
02-28-2012, 09:54 PM
<b>Job #1</b> 1984-99 - 11 classrooms/offices in 15 years
1 room at location #1
1 classroom at location #2
1 classroom at location #3
1 classroom at location #4
1 shared office at location #5
1 classroom back at location #2
1 classroom back at location #3
1 shared office at location #6
1 shared office back at location #3
1 shared office at location #7
1 shared office at location #7

<b>Job #2 </b> 1999-date 12 years+ - 20 moves (the joys of reorganization)
Shared office - location #1 (Building #1)
Shared office - location #2 (Building #2)
Shared office - location #3 (Building #3)
Shared office - location #4 (Building #4)
Shared office - return to location #3
Shared office - location #5 (Building #4)
Shared office - location #6 (Building #5)
Shared office - location #7 (Building #6)
Shared office - location #8 (Building #6)
Shared office - location #9 (Building #6)
Shared office - location #10 (Building #7)
Shared office - location #11 (Building #8)
Shared office - location #12 (Building #9)
Shared office - location #13 (Building #10)
Shared office - location #14 (Building #11)
Shared office - location #15 (Building #11)
Shared office - location #16 (Building #6)
Shared office - location #17 (Building #6)
Shared office - location #18 (Building #6)
Shared office - location #19 (Building #6)
Shared office - location #20 (Building #12)

KC Tattoo
02-28-2012, 10:31 PM
I was a route sales driver for 12 years, and 8 of those years for one company. So my cubical was a route truck. Today with the wind blowing was a good reminder to me why I am greatful not being a route driver anymore.

chefsos
02-28-2012, 11:19 PM
Hell, in 37 years of workin', I only had an office (a shared one at that) once, 1991-93, as an asst. manager and then manager of a small candy/tobacco wholesaler.

No, wait, I also had a desk (in the hallway!) at a bulk mailing company for a few years in the late 90's. So, two.

ClevelandBronco
02-28-2012, 11:30 PM
I just moved my desk down to Storage B.

DanT
02-28-2012, 11:53 PM
Let's see, I may get some of the dates wrong here, but here's how I remember it:

First employer:

(After getting my B.A. in 1988)
1989: A one-person cubicle; then another cubicle
1990-2: Private office #1
1993-5: Private office #2 (due to entire department moving to a different building)
1993-5: A second workspace, shared office (for a consulting gig with different department of same employer)

(Got my Master's degree in 1995 and took full-time job in department where I had my "second workspace")
1995-1996 or so: Private office #3
1996-2001: Private office #4

Second employer
2002-06, worked part time (while completing my PhD) in shared 2-person office
Finished PhD in 2006
2006-present Private office #5

So, up to the present, I've only had two employers and 9 workspaces since college.