August 23, 2012
When I started my new job, we were in a pretty decent office. No windows to the outside, but we did have windows along to walls facing into a hallway (they were frosted so people couldn’t see in). Unfortunately, that space needed to be used for someone else, so we had to move to this:
Fig. 1: Our old office – 2 people in a box less than 10’x10′ with no windows.
It wasn’t great, but we made due. Around here, one has to be thankful for any space. But, we could only use it for a few months until some new post-docs arrived (poor schmucks).
Our bosses worked tirelessly to get us a better, permanent, space. And, boy did they come through:
Fig. 2: Our new office. Windows to the OUTSIDE!! Enough space for two desks AND our stuff!! There’s even a place (from where I took this photo from) for a small conference table!!
Sometimes it’s worth it to suck it up and put in your dues to get something really amazing.