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Don't think they considered IT desks in this.

By Tink! ·

In IT, a cluttered desk does not necessarily mean we cannot handle projects effectively or efficiently. Au contraire, probably means we're handling a bunch of projects all at once!

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No, it doesn't seem like it.

by seanferd In reply to Don't think they consider ...

Seems mostly directed toward people who actually have their own private offices.

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by Jellimonsta In reply to Don't think they consider ...

Sounds like it is slanted towards the 'pointy haired' types.

My desk could be considered quite messy, but the switches, router and firewall don't help, along with the pertinent cables.

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IT and cluttered desks

by GSG In reply to Don't think they consider ...

If you see an uncluttered desk in an IT department, it means:

A) The person started working there in the past 10 minutes
B) The person is leaving to a new job in 10 minutes
C) No one sits there, and the desk got cleared off 10 minutes ago for the new hire
D) The CEO is walking through in 10 minutes and it's all crammed under the desk
E) The person sitting there is not an IT person. They're just someone sitting there to save the desk for the new IT Person
F) They're sick individual and need therapy

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If you have time to clean...

by JackOfAllTech In reply to Don't think they consider ...

you have too much free time - get busy!

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If things are left where you put them

by NexS In reply to Don't think they consider ...

It's likely you'll know where it is.


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Think of it this way, Tink

by NickNielsen In reply to Don't think they consider ...

We don't work in offices, we work in shops. Makes all that noise invalid.

I had a shop chief in the USAF who insisted we put all the bench test equipment into a storeroom at the end of each day shift in a 24-hour shop. One evening, the chief of maintenance did a walk-through of the maintenance complex. He asked about the empty benches, and when told, responded "So the shifts are expected to do the same thing if they need to do bench work? That's about the dumbest thing I've ever heard. If there's a serious outage on shift, I want you guys working on it, not digging out test equipment."

The shop chief was with the Major. B-)

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