To kick her feet
JungleInTheRumble · 04/07/2017 08:53
I work in an open plan office and the woman opposite me constantly has her feet under my desk! I often have my feet tucked under me but sometimes I want to stretch my legs out a little bit but her kicked off shoes or bare feet will already be there!
I've started kicking her shoes back under her desk and not looking before shifting my position so if her feet get a kick too bad.
She's the open plan office nightmare - constantly muttering to herself, eats loudly, types loudly, holds long loud personal calls then tolls her eyes when asked to doe something like send a letter! Pisses me off no end.
Aibu to get some steel capped boots?!
ChicRock · 04/07/2017 09:10
Get a box of paper or a couple of printer cartridges and put them under the desk between yours and hers as a barrier.
Or just stretch your legs out, kick her repeatedly, roll your eyes, huff loudly and say "would you move your trotters from under my desk please" every time your feet touch hers - do this numerous times a day.
JungleInTheRumble · 04/07/2017 09:13
I can't move desks because my boss wants me sat outside his room.
I haven't asked her to move her feet because she always does move them when I kick them (which is usually by accident because I don't look before moving them around). I'd feel a bit weird looking under the desk then asking her to move - would that be weird?!
silkpyjamasallday · 04/07/2017 09:33
Who are all these people who take their shoes off in the office? I would be seriously grossed out by someone's bare feet waggling around under my desk. I do think it's best that you just ask her to move her feet though, boxes and parcel tape barriers sound good, but then you'll look like the crazy unreasonable one!
redjoker · 04/07/2017 12:19
Why won't you speak to her? It's what Humans do, we use verbal communication.
Ha, good one! Avoid conversation at all costs even if it means attempting to build a cardboard fort around your working area with only a small hole for breathing, much better and easier than talking I say...
caoraich · 04/07/2017 19:09
If she resents the loss of her foot-waggling space she may "tidy" one day and move any box barrier you've put under there
I found that starting to "go to the gym" before work and shoving an enormous gym bag at the bottom of my desk when I got in every day helped in a similar situation, never mind that I only actually went to the gym about one day in three...
Badbadbunny · 04/07/2017 20:05
You're lucky it's just the foot-shuffle. For my first job, the "senior" and I had to share a tiny office, with us at either side of a "double desk" which is basically about 1.5 times the depth of a usual single desk. We barely had enough desktop space to work when we got our ledgers and adding machines in place. But worse thing was he was a chain smoker - no joke, he lit one up as soon as he finished one - a 40 per day smoker. It was a horrible couple of years and I had to leave to get away from him. I wish the smoking ban had been brought in about 20 years sooner.
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