Today must be my lucky day. We hired a post-MBA associate who just joined our team, and because we’re a little bit tight on space, there was a little bit of shuffling around of workspaces. The senior folks felt it was unequivocally better for the new guy to sit near the other post-MBA associate, and given the only space where the new hire could go was my workspace, it meant that I’d have to move somewhere else. I’m thinking to myself, I’ve only been at this job for a few months and I’m already getting shuffled around…what’s down the line for me? Storage Room B?
As it turns out, they moved my workspace further down the hall…into an office! Yes, that’s right – the new post-MBA associate gets a cube out in the open, and by an incredible turn of events, I get the office. I suppose I should caveat this by saying that it’s not actually my own space – there is an administrative assistant that sits behind me – but she only works in the afternoons, and usually she’s up by the front with the office manager when she’s around anyway. That means 85% of the time, I’ve got my own little room where I can unabashedly sign onto educational websites like ESPN and AnalystForum.
It’s quite possible that none of you think this is big news, but this is the first time that I’ve been able to escape the cube life…and it’s been completely fortuitous. I didn’t get promoted or anything – management just decided to move me here. But hey, I’ll take whatever I can get.
Has anyone else here caught a “lucky break” recently?
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