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The Way of Office Hierarchy
Cubicles — nothing short of exciting, but enough to give you your own personal space for 8 or 9 hours a day. Everyone in the office has their own place, with a few of the privileged office staff, specifically the boss, who somehow got the actual room, which just looks like a bigger cubicle with a nice chair, an actual door to stop people from entering. Office life has its up and downs. If anything, at least you get a break from your family for a while. And then you get a break from work for a while. And then… well, there really is no break from anything.
This infographic explores the office hierarchy and the pros and cons of an office cubicle.
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The Pros and Cons of Cubicles
How Do American Employees Feel About Working In A Box Monday – Friday, 9:00 – 5:00?
What’s The Employer’s Take?
Who Really Has The Power In This Place Anyway?
You sit in the big chair. Spectacular view. Personal treadmill. All the perks. You oversee it all. The best part? Retractable Identification Tag!
Board of Directors
You’ve been given special instructions – to make wise decisions. Let’s just hope your CEO is competentn enough to get you on track first.
Enough to intimidate the average Joe/Jane, but you’re not top dog, stick up for yourself! Exude power! Maybe someday you’ll climb the ladder!
You’re the friendly voice on the line. Phone calls, paperwork, getting clients… you create the schedules! But it’s tough to create your own each day…
Ah… life in a box, but don’t be a hermit! Make friends with neighbors! Don’t slack, dress your best, and above all, don’t get caught napping on the job!
No need to fret, you’re still an important asset, making copies, data entry, fetching the boss’ coffee, you’ve got the basics covered.
- + Effective Use of Space
- + Gives Employees a Sense of Fairness
- – Division Amongst Employees
- – To Old-Fashioned… We Need Modern!
- + Fuzzy Walls For Tacking Stuff!
- + Fixed and Secure
- – Creativity Stifler!
- – Ahhh! My ears!
Office Life Tidbits
The Average Employees Consumes 3 Cups of Coffee Per Day
2 out of 5 employees report having intriguing conversations with the boss while at the coffee maker
Given the chance, would you want your manager’s position?
- 76% No gain, I’ll stay an average Joe/Jane
- 21% Yes, I’d love to oppress!
- 3% (Gulp)…Ahem…I’d better check with them
Honest Thoughts Here… Think you oculd outdo your boss?
- 65% No, I’m no business pro!
- 28% Yes, I’ll clean up the mess!
- 7% No Way! I wouldn’t last the day!
Matthew Gates is a freelance web designer and currently runs Confessions of the Professions.