It's a lottery where you sit when you come in. But the one thing that is certain is it will take you ages to get started because of the jungle vines of wire choices.
It's just as bad when I go to visit my actual teams office. After two hours travelling you can find there are no desks with the team you've come to work with. So it makes you feel unwelcome when you arrive and you can wonder why you bothered.
On a side note I'm planning a dragons den pitch to set up a company that makes every keyboard wire red and every mouse one green. I'm hoping to get Peter Jones on board and think this would be an ideal non sauce related offshoot for Levi Roots, he does know Gordon Brown so with some string pulling I could get a Government contract. I don't want Deborah Meaden through.
Anyway, i'm sure you're desperate to get back to my thrilling thoughts on the desks.
I work remotely to both my team and my project team. Some of them are hundreds of miles away. So work days can be lonely days. And shifting desks even more so.
Maybe I'm old fashioned but I like the concept of team and the benefits that brings. But how does the concept of 'team' work for a remote worker who sits somewhere else most days and whose contact with local teams is to sometimes just be told "you can't sit there today, someone's coming in from another office".
So maybe there is a third category, the bookable hot desk, I'm just wish I knew where the book is.
At least Dilbert had his own cubicle.......
It's interesting because as a permanent hot desker you often get asked to move to allow teams to be together. So team is important it seems. But not "everyone's" sense of team?
So what's this short blog about. Well I suppose it's just a moan (I told you I like doing that) and a chance to explain how it can feel having to move desks most days. On one desk I sat at for a few months it was worse. I came in one day to find all the papers I had pinned up had been binned and no one had even bothered to ask me. Couldn't make a fuss though could I as hot deskers don't have the same say, do they???
Of course I'm grateful I work out of the local office. But it is my permanent base too, I can show you my contract if you want.
And I know there is a separate hot desk section elsewhere but my work has nothing to do with those people, so it's better for me and you if I sit with people who work in a similar field.
Mr Paul Wyse