Different day, same cubicle. New boss, though. Really big on “process”, not so big on “getting shit done”. In the last few weeks…
- I’ve been told that I need to be in the office every single day (instead of telecommuting half the week or more),
- time spent in meetings has gone from around 5% of my time to roughly 20%,
- a fair chunk of my remaining time has been spent training a “senior” developer on Modern Programming 101 bullshit, and
- I’m constantly being asked why Project X isn’t complete.
Today, though….ahhh, today. Today was the sort of day that gives recruiters wet dreams. Today he comes by to tell me that the walls of our cubicles (yep, cube farm) are being lowered but not to worry! They’re putting noise-cancelling tiles in so we won’t be distracted by everyone else’s conversations. Uh-huh. Oh, and he’s probably going to need to swap cubes with me (my larger cubicle with a window view for his center-of-the-cube-farm one) because he needs his privacy and can’t have people looking over his shoulder.
Gee, I’m gonna miss this place.