My Office…My Blinds

Tuesday, 2 October 2007, 10:16 | Category : working
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I don’t like fluorescent lights very much. I find that by the end of the day with them I have an unfortunate and unhappy headache. Plus since my office has 1 pane of window, I get some natural light which I much prefer over the fluorescents. So, when I moved into this office, I unscrewed the lightbulbs. (The thing you have to keep in mind here is that my office doesn’t just have a nice convenient light switch to use whenever my office is too dark. All of the offices in my suite, including the hallways are on the same switch. So every morning, on it goes.)

I’ve also kept the blinds to my window open. The windows were recently cleaned and I prefer an unadulterated view of the traffic at the intersection that’s outside my window. Some days I even get to watch firetrucks go by! (I’m too far away to see the firemen, however…) Since my window faces south, I don’t have to worry about blinding morning or afternoon sun. Just nice gentle
rays of sunshine to brighten my day.

When I got to work this morning, one of the florescent bulbs had been turned back on in my office, and my blinds were shut. My first impulse was to kick off my shoes and climb up on my desk and unscrew the damn thing. But, I decided to give it a chance. I also took it as a good reason to rearrange my office a bit. I moved my standing files off of my desk, and moved the bookshelf away from the window that looks into the hallway. I now get some more lovely florescent lighting, and I get to see who walks by. I’m a little excited to see what some of my friendly coworkers do now that they can make faces at me through a window too.

New day… new opportunity. At least that’s what I tell myself.

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