Last weekend I transferred my email to a new system in the cloud (did I really just say “in the cloud”??) and I came across an old email from my last “real” job. That was my only job ever where I worked in a cubicle, and it was awful for that and for so many other reasons.
Anyway, the email had a Top Ten list from David Letterman, from about September 2003. I hunted for the original list, and I found the list reposted many times, but not the original. And I decided I don’t like people who add a few more items to the list, because their items are never funny.
Without further ado, here’s…
Top Ten Drawbacks to Working in a Cubicle
10. Being told to “think outside the box” when you’re in a freakin’ box all day long.
9. Not being able to check e-mail attachments without turning around to see who’s behind you.
8. Cubicle walls do not offer much protection from any kind of gun fire.
7. That nagging feeling that if you press the right button, you’ll get a piece of cheese.
6. Lack of roof rafters for the noose.
5. The walls are too close together for the hammock to work right.
4. 23 power cords – 1 outlet.
3. Prison cells are not only bigger, they also have beds.
2. The carpet has been there since 1976 and shows more signs of life than your coworkers.
And… the number 1 drawback to working in a cubicle….
1. You can’t slam the door on your way out when you quit.