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Postby Coppermine » Thu Dec 07, 2006 2:40 pm

The company I do IT consulting work for was recently bought out. As part of the merger and acquisition, all of the highest level executives jumped ship in their golden parachutes, thus leaving behind a plethora of computer equipment purchased on the company dime, but not quite standard. So, I took it. Well, I didn't take, but I have it and I'm using it. The one guy had a 24" widescreen monitor... now at my cubicle. Plus, two brand new logitech wireless keyboard/laser mouse combos. I might take one of those home if no one asks for it. Speakers and cables, fancy docking stations, computer cases, travel accessories. I could make a killing on ebay and since these items aren't part of inventory, no one would know!

Of course, I won't do that. But I am using the keyboard/mouse and monitor at my desk. They can have it back when I leave.

I should have taken the CFO's giant leather chair, but I don't think it would fit in my cubicle.
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Postby Madison » Thu Dec 07, 2006 3:30 pm

Coppermine wrote:I should have taken the CFO's giant leather chair, but I don't think it would fit in my cubicle.


I'd have claimed his office. :-D
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Postby The Miner Part 2 » Thu Dec 07, 2006 3:42 pm

Coppermine wrote:The company I do IT consulting work for was recently bought out. As part of the merger and acquisition, all of the highest level executives jumped ship in their golden parachutes, thus leaving behind a plethora of computer equipment purchased on the company dime, but not quite standard. So, I took it. Well, I didn't take, but I have it and I'm using it. The one guy had a 24" widescreen monitor... now at my cubicle. Plus, two brand new logitech wireless keyboard/laser mouse combos. I might take one of those home if no one asks for it. Speakers and cables, fancy docking stations, computer cases, travel accessories. I could make a killing on ebay and since these items aren't part of inventory, no one would know!

Of course, I won't do that. But I am using the keyboard/mouse and monitor at my desk. They can have it back when I leave.

I should have taken the CFO's giant leather chair, but I don't think it would fit in my cubicle.


put all of it in your cubicle at once. that would show them.
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Postby acsguitar » Thu Dec 07, 2006 3:43 pm

24" monitor
I hate you

We were "PROMISED" flat panels for the helpdesk and IT department. But our stupid CIO decided that if they got them for us the rest of the company would cry about it cause they don't get any

Which is stupid because its a departmental charge and when the rest of the company does something like listen to net radio we are told not to.
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Postby Coppermine » Thu Dec 07, 2006 3:48 pm

Madison wrote:
Coppermine wrote:I should have taken the CFO's giant leather chair, but I don't think it would fit in my cubicle.


I'd have claimed his office. :-D


Corner office with a closet, private bathroom and some kind of funky metal, climate controlled ceiling... and indirect track lighting. I'd give my arm just to not have to sit under fluorescent lighting 8-10 hours a day. I swear, this artificial overhead light is going to take 7 years off my life. Anyone else feel the same way I do?

My apartment has light fixtures on the ceiling, but I never, ever turn them on. If they're on, I can actually feel my blood pressure rising. I tell people about my horrible aversion to overhead lighting, and they think I'm nuts. I know in most cases it's unavoidable, particularly at the office, but at home, turning on the ceiling lights is like piercing through my skull.
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Postby acsguitar » Thu Dec 07, 2006 4:13 pm

Coppermine wrote:
Madison wrote:
Coppermine wrote:I should have taken the CFO's giant leather chair, but I don't think it would fit in my cubicle.


I'd have claimed his office. :-D


Corner office with a closet, private bathroom and some kind of funky metal, climate controlled ceiling... and indirect track lighting. I'd give my arm just to not have to sit under fluorescent lighting 8-10 hours a day. I swear, this artificial overhead light is going to take 7 years off my life. Anyone else feel the same way I do?

My apartment has light fixtures on the ceiling, but I never, ever turn them on. If they're on, I can actually feel my blood pressure rising. I tell people about my horrible aversion to overhead lighting, and they think I'm nuts. I know in most cases it's unavoidable, particularly at the office, but at home, turning on the ceiling lights is like piercing through my skull.


Again I swear we were seperated at birth.

I love light. i think sunlight brings happiness and all that.

I hate florescents. Even worse is that the IT department here doesn't use lights. We sit in a dark cave.

I asked last year to be moved to the food cube which is a cube that people put donuts in and hasn't been used ever. It has huge windows and a view of the mountains and sunshine.

I was denied for no reason.

I asked again this year and was denied again because the manager who's in charge of the cube is a jerk and also we are putting a CD burning machine in it so that the idiots in our office can burn their mp3's or whatever at a different computer.

GRRR

but yea I hate florecsent lights and no I won't corret my spelling
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Postby Coppermine » Thu Dec 07, 2006 4:15 pm

Yeah, I'm a big fan of natural lighting... working in a room without windows is horrible, but I'd rather sit in a dark room than a room with no windows and bright florecent lighting.
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Postby acsguitar » Thu Dec 07, 2006 4:18 pm

Coppermine wrote:Yeah, I'm a big fan of natural lighting... working in a room without windows is horrible, but I'd rather sit in a dark room than a room with no windows and bright florecent lighting.


I have no windows and I'm right by the elevator so everyone can see what I'm doing all the time.

I hate it
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Postby bleach168 » Thu Dec 07, 2006 4:23 pm

When your cubicle looks like this, then I might be impressed.

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Postby Dan Lambskin » Thu Dec 07, 2006 4:44 pm

acsguitar wrote:
Coppermine wrote:Yeah, I'm a big fan of natural lighting... working in a room without windows is horrible, but I'd rather sit in a dark room than a room with no windows and bright florecent lighting.


I have no windows and I'm right by the elevator so everyone can see what I'm doing all the time.

I hate it


i have some windows behind me...sometimes they give off a glare :-t

...and if you got the food cube where would the real workers put their donuts?
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