Let me recap my job for a second. For the last 7 years I've sat in a cube in the back corner of the office. I was left in peace unless someone needed something. If anyone came back near my cube they were looking for me. It was beautiful. I'm really an anti-social person, I like being left alone. I'm really friendly I'm just not going to sit and talk your head off in the hallway. Anyway I sat near 2 people who I really liked. We chit chatted about random things and everyone was happy. Then my boss tells me "you can get promoted but you have to move upstairs to a pod" Now usually I might have pasted but baby needs new shoes and I'm working for a check not to be comfotable. So I accept moving upstairs.
This is the worst... I sit in a big cube that broken into desks so I have no privacy and I can hear everyone's conversations. I've been here 2.5 days and I already know the dude next to me sells all kinds of computer parts and is not getting shyt back on his taxes. Appearently he is broke and just today he was talking about joining the reserves. I should mention that including me there are 6 of us in the cube. 3 black guys, 2 white and 1 asian guy. Normally sitting near a couple black dudes would be a good thing, I mean there cool guys they just keep this place jumpin. I came back from lunch and some random girl was sitting in my chair, well she was not random because I had seen her before but she was talking to some other dude who doesn't even sit here. These dudes seem to know everyone, and everyone comes past to visit. I'm really not used to the traffic. I also sit in the corner of this cube but it's the corner closest to the main hallway. So all day bamma's stop and say hi or stop to see what I'm doing. Usually I have my headphones on so I don't even notice that they are standing right next to me till about 20 seconds later. I'm just not used to this, it's loud up here, my old cube was nice and quiet, everyone up here has custom ringtones on they celly. I thought you put it on vibrate when you get to work? maybe that's just me.
on top of the smaller desk and more company around me I realized that I can't even eat my lunch at my desk anymore. There are too many people around for me to enjoy it. Plus I heard rumors of mice up here so I don't want to contribute to the problem. So now I have to head up to the cafeteria everyday to eat breakfast and lunch. So now I need a lunch buddy so I'm not bored and eating lunch alone. All I know is my new check better make this all worth it.