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I work...

by apl (Monsignor)
on Nov 29, 2008 at 18:49 UTC ( [id://726816] : poll . print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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at home
[bar] 100/18%
from the nearest Starbucks
[bar] 3/1%
in an office
[bar] 165/30%
in a cubicle farm
[bar] 86/16%
shoulder to shoulder with my team-mates
[bar] 27/5%
wherever there's a free Wifi connection
[bar] 8/1%
all of the above
[bar] 63/12%
Work? What is this work?
[bar] 68/13%
[bar] 23/4%
543 total votes
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Re: I work...
by toolic (Bishop) on Nov 29, 2008 at 20:51 UTC
    ... therefore, I am.
Re: I work...
by zentara (Archbishop) on Nov 29, 2008 at 19:04 UTC
Re: I work...
by Anonymous Monk on Dec 01, 2008 at 14:32 UTC
    I work, Therefore, I am.
    I am, therefore, I code.
    I code, therfore, I perl.
    I perl, therefore, I succeed.
    I succeed, therefore, I prosper.
    I prosper, therefore, I multiply.
    I multiply, therefore, I have dependents.
    I have dependents, therefore, I work.
Re: I work...
by zod (Scribe) on Nov 30, 2008 at 02:53 UTC
    “Work is the refuge of people who have nothing better to do.”
      YMMD :-). “The master in the art of living makes little distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his information and his recreation, his love and his religion.
      He hardly knows which is which.
      He simply pursues his vision of excellence at whatever he does, leaving others to decide whether he is working or playing.
      To him he's always doing both.” James A. Michener
Re: I work...
by Gavin (Archbishop) on Nov 29, 2008 at 20:38 UTC

    I used to work too hard and for too long, but not any more it's not worth it.

    I now choose what I want to do and when I want to do it, and for more money.

Re: I work...
by swampyankee (Parson) on Dec 01, 2008 at 17:35 UTC

    Work is the integral of force over distance, no work can be done while stationary, as distance is identically zero.

    Information about American English usage here and here. Floating point issues? Please read this before posting. — emc

      I've been in workplaces where the force field certainly has curl, there was resistance no matter what I tried to do!
Re: I work...
by ww (Archbishop) on Nov 29, 2008 at 22:39 UTC
    " what I choose, when I choose, where I choose."

    It's fun being quasi-retir'd (retar'd?).

    Except when working on the "HoneyDo List."

      "HoneyDo List."

      Would that be from SWMBO

      No point retiring if you get more stuff to do at home as well.

      Retiring is about doing what you want not more work!

        Well, yes.... but my trophy Wife, child-bride, SWMBO is not named Hilda, nor are her lists that onerous.

        And, remember, one of the joys of retirement is the fact that it gives one leave to be a "grumpy old man" and plenty (well, maybe not "plenty") of time to go the "what...when...where" route."

Re: I work...
by f00li5h (Chaplain) on Nov 29, 2008 at 23:24 UTC

    ... when I run out of money to pay the bills

    @_=qw; ask f00li5h to appear and remain for a moment of pretend better than a lifetime;;s;;@_[map hex,split'',B204316D8C2A4516DE];;y/05/os/&print;

Re: I work...
by repellent (Priest) on Dec 02, 2008 at 22:08 UTC
    Work to eat.
    Eat to live.
    Live to bike.
    Bike to work.
Re: I work...
by ccn (Vicar) on Nov 29, 2008 at 19:36 UTC
    It was time when I worked everywhere. In a trip, on the beach, in the forest etc. Now I work at home mostly. Can't imagine myself in a cubicle.
Re: I work...
by swampyankee (Parson) on Nov 30, 2008 at 21:25 UTC a cubicle farm, although they don't grow cubicles there, so I think "cubicle pen" may be a better term.

    Information about American English usage here and here. Floating point issues? Please read this before posting. — emc

      Ours is called the "egg-crate" :(
Re: I work...
by jgamble (Pilgrim) on Nov 29, 2008 at 21:19 UTC

    Voted "all of the above", except that instead of Starbucks it should be Coffee Establishment With WiFi Connection.

    I haven't been in a Starbucks for over a year, and I wasn't in there for the wireless.

Re: I work...
by koolgirl (Hermit) on Dec 04, 2008 at 19:27 UTC

    In between customers cursing at me :) I take my homework, Perl of course, to work with me, currently I'm a waitress. Sometimes I'll get so caught up, I'll forget about my customers, and right in the middle of hand writing a while loop or sub routine, I'll hear

    Can I get some more f$#&ing coffee!!??

    It's a very, "motivational", environment, :)

      use strict; use warnings; wait for 0xCafe or chomp (my $behind = 'you jerk'); delete $INC{onsiderate_customer};
Re: I work...
by talexb (Chancellor) on Dec 03, 2008 at 02:22 UTC

    Well, not quite 'shoulder to shoulder' .. we sit in pods that hold five people, in an open concept office. No one, all the way up to the CEO and CFO, has an office -- we all sit in pods, and it works -- it means you can go up and ask someone a question without having to go through the formality of knocking on a door and then opening it.

    Of course, we use E-Mail and MSN as well, but sometimes you need some face time with someone for a thorough discussion or explanation. It's not for everyone, but I like it, a lot.

    Alex / talexb / Toronto

    "Groklaw is the open-source mentality applied to legal research" ~ Linus Torvalds

      I've worked in a semi-private office, a pod, and a cube. Just before Bear, Stearns spontaneously combusted, they had us working on long tables, 15 programmers at a table with nothing but a PC in fron of us, and a rollable three-drawer cabinet between us.

      Another row was parallel to ours (with a programmer immediately opposite us), with four such pairs of rows duplicated three times on our floor. It was the closest I've ever been to being a literal cog in the machine.

      Hence my including "shoulder to shoulder". 8-)

        I worked in a similar layout in a large financial institution.

        When people asked me what my work environment was like, I used to say that things would be a little better if the next guy in line would stop thinking so loud.

        I much prefer a quieter environment.

        G. Wade
Re: I work...
by Moriarty (Abbot) on Nov 30, 2008 at 10:32 UTC
    I would love to not work, but alas, I too young to retire.
Re: I work...
by DrHyde (Prior) on Dec 03, 2008 at 11:18 UTC

    ... as little as I can get away with.

    Now if you'll excuse me, I need to gouge my boss's eyes out before he reads this.

Re: I work...
by neophyte (Curate) on Dec 04, 2008 at 14:13 UTC
    from home these days. And yeah, that is part of the reason for my longish absence. Moved office twice, before finally settling for working from home. I really like being more flexible, when I sleep in, no-one ever notices, because by the time people are phoning in, I'm at my desk even if I'm only wearing my pyjamas sometimes.


Re: I work...
by n3toy (Hermit) on Dec 04, 2008 at 15:51 UTC
    I work in an office.
    I have a desk in a cubicle.
    I call it my deskicle.
    Sometimes I work there,
    sometimes I just hang around.
Re: I work...
by jczeus (Monk) on Dec 02, 2008 at 15:40 UTC
    Golem Must Have A Master
Re: I work...
by Nkuvu (Priest) on Dec 03, 2008 at 16:06 UTC

    Voted for "in an office," but it's a shared office. There are two other desks in the office, one occupied, the other for an employee currently working off-site. I'd take a pretty significant pay cut in order to have my own office. talexb mentions the bonus of this type of arrangement, where it's simple to ask others questions and such. But the downside is that it's simple to ask others questions and such -- I just want some peace and quiet so I can get things done.

      Noise cancelling headphones.


        I do actually have some noise-blocking earphones (passive, not active canceling) and they work very well. However I've missed phone calls due to this. For example, my supervisor calling from a meeting to ask a question relevant to the meeting, in a room without a computer (so email wasn't feasible). I've also had several instances of people talking to me but not noticing that I have earphones in my ears and can't hear a word they're saying.

        So as much as I like them, they're a little problematic. If I had my own office the interruptions wouldn't be as much of an issue.

Re: I work...
by marcussen (Pilgrim) on Dec 08, 2008 at 00:39 UTC

    ...but I wish I didn't have to!

    Confucius says kill mosquito unless cannon
Re: I work...
by arc_of_descent (Hermit) on Dec 04, 2008 at 22:42 UTC
    At home. Don't think I would ever work from an office. What does this office word mean anyway?


Re: I work...
by FabsBSD (Acolyte) on Dec 09, 2008 at 19:21 UTC
    "All of the above" but Cubicle farm is becoming the most frequent option!! darn cost management! Now there's a new way that's replacing home-office... is ... office-home. Soon my bed here will be...
    Fabs \ ----------------------\Daemon Advocate \ ------------------------\ Close those damn windows!!!\
Re: I work...
by tyronet2000 (Initiate) on Dec 12, 2008 at 15:32 UTC
    I used to work for a living but now I've retired it's hard work having a hobby
Re: I work...
by papidave (Pilgrim) on Dec 11, 2008 at 19:35 UTC
    ... I used to be over by the window, and I could see the squirrels, and they were merry, but then, they switched from the Swingline stapler to the Boston Stapler, but I kept my Swingline stapler because it didn't bind up as much...

    So I think I'm currently working from Storage Room B.

    Actually, I'm not sure how to describe where I work... but there's a sign on the door that says, "Abandon Hope All Ye Who Enter Here."

    There is no peace for the wicked, I guess.

Re: I work...
by Anonymous Monk on Dec 09, 2008 at 14:04 UTC
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