Re: [OT] The dangers of tidy
- From: "CatNipped" <L.T.Crews@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 6 Oct 2010 20:08:25 -0500
The *ONLY* rules about where you put your things is when a hurricane is
approaching, all files have to be locked up. The office's outside wall is
just big panes of glass, and since we're an HR company with people's private
retirement documents containing their social security numbers, we don't want
those papers to be scattered ll across Houston if the gales or accompanying
tornados burst those windows (which actually happened to a *finance company*
who did not enforce that policy - gads, they got a "black eye" for that
See all our masters at: http://www.PossiblePlaces.com/CatNipped
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<bastXXXette@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
Christina Websell wrote:
I do so feel your pain about this. My personal opinion is that a work
is a personal space and providing that it isn't a health hazard and you
do your work effectively, it's no-one's business but your own.
My desk at work is one of the "medium" sort - not as tidy as some, but
as bad as others. My colleagues know they mess with tidying it at their
To me there's a big difference between the level of neatness on your desk,
which is visible, and how tidy you keep your drawers, which are not.
And I can understand wanting to keep up appearances for certain visitors.
A couple of years ago, a bunch of Japanese businessmen came to check out
our company and possibly invest in it (we're still a private company), and
everyone had to clean up their offices and dress nicely because that's
what's expected of workers in Japan. But nobody bothered us about things
that weren't visible.
I still think it's weird to have 20 people descend on someone and force
them to empty out all the personal spaces in their desk, and then spread
them out in a conference room so everyone can evaluate them.
Whenever you feel anger, you should say, "May I be free of this
anger!" This rarely works, but talking to yourself in public will
encourage others to leave you alone.
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