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Winosaurus Tue 17-Oct-17 12:37:21

I’m being moved from my nice little private office to a large office upstairs which I’ll be sharing with 4 other people.
I’ll have to be nice, polite, make small talk and worst of all hold my farts in all day. Dreading it

DressedCrab Tue 17-Oct-17 12:39:15

Don't hold in the farts. You may get your old office back.

Winosaurus Tue 17-Oct-17 12:40:15

dressedcrab that is genius

user1485342611 Tue 17-Oct-17 12:40:16

Poor you. I absolutely love having my own room and would hate to have to return to having to listen to other people shouting on the phone, having windows opened on freezing cold days because Pauline loves the fresh air, being pulled into all kinds of dramas that have nothing to do with me etc etc


Winosaurus Tue 17-Oct-17 12:40:48

The older I get, the more I dislike people too 😂

Butterymuffin Tue 17-Oct-17 12:42:44

The older I get, the more I dislike people too


Buck3t Tue 17-Oct-17 12:49:22

The older I get, the more I dislike people too.

I was born this way😂😂😂 yanbu

Threenme Tue 17-Oct-17 12:51:21

I suspect my theory about the company being nice and you never know you might enjoy it will not be welcome heregrin

Aquamarine1029 Tue 17-Oct-17 12:53:01

YANBU. I would be as upset as you are. Probably more so. What a blow! Is it set in stone? There's no way to stay where you are?

Winosaurus Tue 17-Oct-17 12:55:57

Worst part is I’ll be up there with 3 new starters and I’ll be their team leader. So now I have responsibilities too. Dammit

amusedbush Tue 17-Oct-17 13:04:12

In my last job I had my own office and it was blissful. I moved to different department a year ago and I now share an office with TEN people, plus I sit next to the visitor's window sad

Winosaurus Tue 17-Oct-17 13:05:06

amused sounds hellish

hannah1992 Tue 17-Oct-17 13:12:46

I worked in a call centre years ago and people annoyed me. The woman on the desk next to me spoke so loud on the phone that the whole office could hear and 1 customer on the phone to me said he couldn't hear anything I was saying due to the "background noise" 🤣. I w Ups have been happier on my own

MrsOverTheRoad Tue 17-Oct-17 13:17:47

That's not a downer! It's a promotion! Deal with it OP...the only way is up!

You'll be their grumpy, anti-social, farting boss! What joy! grin

isambardo Tue 17-Oct-17 13:19:00

My work changed premises and now is all open plan. Gutted!

JenniferYellowHat1980 Tue 17-Oct-17 13:19:32

Don’t you worry about people walking into your fart cloud knowing that it could only have been you? At least sharing an office it could’ve been someone else!

Winosaurus Tue 17-Oct-17 13:20:47

Mrs no it’s not a promotion... no more money, much less privacy

mishfish Tue 17-Oct-17 13:20:54

Make sure to make everyone the shittest cuppa possible so they know not to accept any polite offers in future too

Winosaurus Tue 17-Oct-17 13:21:29

Jennifer no my window is always open and no one really comes in. I love letting one rip

VioletCharlotte Tue 17-Oct-17 13:23:38

I wouldn't like to work in my own all day every day. Now and again it's nice if I want to concentrate on something, but generally I prefer to be with other people.

I work in a big open plan office, and yes, sometimes people are annoying. But generally I enjoy the chance to bounce ideas off people and talk things through.

amusedbush Tue 17-Oct-17 13:26:34

Don’t you worry about people walking into your fart cloud knowing that it could only have been you? At least sharing an office it could’ve been someone else!

This is why my mum keeps a can of air freshener in her desk grin

coddiwomple Tue 17-Oct-17 13:36:47

Oh, no, that's terrible news.

At least as the team leader, you chose your desk, and can make sure your screen(s) stay private. You don't want people to peep on your MN posts all day

GrumpyMcGrumpFace Tue 17-Oct-17 13:39:11

flowers OP

that's just to get rid of the smell of rotten farts grin

justforthisthread101 Tue 17-Oct-17 13:42:43

My DH was moved to an office and swore blind that EVERY time he let one off, someone walked in. He said that it was like there was a red light outside his door that went on when he passed wind.

His colleagues were all very glad when the office went back to open-plan grin

You have my sympathies OP. in our old building I had an office and now am in a room with 7 others. I loathe it - much as I like them!

JaneEyre70 Tue 17-Oct-17 13:57:14

My DD has just got her next level apprenticeship working in an office with 5 other women. Apparently one eats her bag of crisps every morning at 9am, stinking the place out and making the worst noise imaginable. Another insists on having the window open all year round, and a fan going so you have to weight everything down on your desk. DD wears so many layers she can barely move. And someone is on the "egg" diet so has a salad with hard boiled eggs every lunchtime. Someone was so worried about the smell the other day that they got maintenance in to check the drains grin grin.

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