I don't know if I mentioned it before and I'm too lazy to go back through previous posts to see, but my unit is moving...again. We've always known it was a possibility, even when we were moving to our current location almost 2 years ago. But we went from "We may be moving or we may not." to "We will be moving in May or June-ish". That announcement I missed because I was out of the office and nobody told me. But then May or June-ish turned into "We're moving April 8th". I missed that notification, too. We've known the location of our new space since the confirmation that we were moving to, but not what our furniture would look like or even the exact spot. We didn't know if we were going to get actual desks or if it was going to be like a bull pen situation where there's just a bunch of work stations set up. Apparently that's what our parent company is pushing for everywhere. The problem with that, though, is that my unit has rather sensitive duties that other units/associates aren't privy to. We pay the bills and need some privacy and couldn't see how putting us in a large, open area would protect the privacy of our vendors like their tax ID numbers. We sometimes have a hard enough time getting that just so we can pay them. Anyway, our supervisor was very vehemently against bull pen seating and assured us he was fighting against it. When I had a 1 on 1 with him last week I told him to tell them to send us back to Pima, where we worked for 6 years before our current location. Our desks were still there and were mostly unoccupied. The people who were taking up a couple of the locations could easily move back to their own units as there's no reason for them to be in that area. Anyway, he said he planned to use that as a last-ditch effort.
Well, yesterday we got the seating chart. All but 4 of us are getting regular desks and while they're modifying a bull pen area for a group within our unit, I'm glad I don't have to sit there and can have my own space.
Modified Bull Pen
What the big surprise is what our desks look like. I'd overheard someone say they were larger than what we currently have, but what I didn't expect was how much larger. Here is my current desk...
So, yesterday some recycling plant near the airport caught fire. Last I heard, they didn't know what caused it, but they may have found out by now. It caused a lot of smoke and made the sky look cloudy. I live about 6.7 miles from the incident and could see the smoke pretty well from the house
Well, I guess I'd better get back to work. Yay! hahaha. Until next time.