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b_b  ·  232 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: March 1, 2017

Ha! My only experience in cubes was my first job out of college, as a manufacturing engineer for Chrysler. I showed up on day one and my new boss said, "I'm really busy and I don't really have time for you, so if you see the boss around [pointed out an angry looking woman], make sure you look busy." I decided at that moment, after being an employee of this man for all of 20 minutes, that I was quitting ASAP. I spent the whole spring and summer making sure I looked busy before returning to grad school in the fall. It was laughable, but also hell due to the boredom. I'd die in prison, I realized. I think there has never been a 6 month period of my life where I've accomplished less.