My worst workspace conditions ever were when I was a temp at this computer company in Milwaukee. I worked there for two months, with the title “administrative assistant.” My workspace was a desk that was sort of wedged into the side of a series of cubicles, so technically I worked in the space between the cubicles, not even high enough to warrant my own three-and-a-half walls. The desk was about three feet wide, and had a terrible chair, and was mostly taken up by the computer I had (the oldest one in the company), and I directly behind me was a cabinet where a bunch of old floppy discs were stored.
Not the greatest working conditions, but I made up for it by being not the greatest worker.
That was about 20 years ago, so there’s not much I can do about it now. But if I had a terrible office NOW, I could enter it into the Pimp My Cube contest the Contest Factory is running.
The Pimp My Cube Contest is looking for the the absolute worse, most pathetic, messiest, cluttered, cramped, annoying, terrible work spaces. Is your desk a cardboard box? Do you work in the corner of the basement by the trash compactor? Did you just think “Hey, Star Wars!” when I said “Trash compactor”? Me, too.
Anyway: if you have a terrible office, or horrifying cubicle, or cluttered workspace, the Contest Factory wants to hear from you. Not to make fun of you, but to give you $1,200 in prizes:
o New high end computer system
o New Desk, Chair and Decorations
o New Entertainment Package with high end stereo, espresso machine etc.
To enter, just record and upload a video of your terrible cubicle, then get your friends and family and coworkers to vote your office the worst ever. Videos will be chosen based on quality of video, terribleness of office, and number of votes, and you’ve got until January 31, 2012 to enter. As of now, nobody has yet entered, so you’ve got great odds. And even if you don’t make the top three can win a second-prize $200 gift card chosen by random drawing.
So make that terrible cubicle work for you! Go take your video and get entered!
I wonder if that company would let me come back and make a video to enter my old workspace?...