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    Cyburbian ofos's avatar
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    Office View

    I've worked in a lot of offices, sometimes in shared windowless cubes and other times in window offices with views ranging from depressing urban decay to scenic beauty. I'm very happy with my current view, how about you? Got a window and a cell phone camera? Take a picture and share it with us. Here's mine.

    “Death comes when memories of the past exceed the vision for the future.”

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    Cyburbian Tom R's avatar
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    Office

    My "view" looks out to a concrete block window well.

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    Cyburbian TexanOkie's avatar
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    I work in a windowless cubicle.

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    Chairman of the bored Maister's avatar
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    This is the beautiful scene that greets me as I look up from my desk:




    Here’s an even broader view of the vista (please ignore the extraneous peripheral details around the office):



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    Cyburbian wahday's avatar
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    That's beautiful, Maister. Reminds me of family trips as a kid...going to the dentist.

    I look out onto a patio (which is really the top of the boiler room) and beyond that at an elementary school. If I stand on my toes and crane my neck, I can see a mountain!
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    I work in a cardboard box.
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    I am on the low floor of a really cool historic high-rise. The building itself is really cool. Every day I walk into it I feel like I am Al Capone. Its the sort of place where men still where fedoras because it fits. This area is full of highrises in the 30 to 50 story range built cheek to jowl. I overlook an alley. On the other side of the alley is a parking structure that streaches about five or six floors higher than I am. It is a dark vision, everyday if there is sun, I see dark, if there is rain it does not show because it looks grey out. A coworker of mine saw someone jump to their death off the structure. Occaisionally there is a gas build up in the sewer system sending 300 pound steel discs from the alley floor, high into the air! Don't even get me started on the alley bums fighting over beer bottles (a major drawback of Michigan's 10 cent bottle return law), or fires in the dumpsters.

    A special treat is if there is some loud boom Downtown. The loud boom sets off all of the car alarms giving me a symphony of "Honk Honk, A-ooo-gah, Step away from the vehicle, and the ever popular DING, DING, DING". The sad thin is that if the garage was not there I'd have a beautiful view of a riverfront park. My shades are almost always closed.
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    Quote Originally posted by TexanOkie View post
    I work in a windowless cubicle.
    Ditto.................

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    What view?

    Windowless office here. To console me, they tell me its the firesafe room and I'll be fine in the event of a fire. Ummmm, think I'll take my chances with the exit thanks.

    I do also have the benefit of being directly on the other side of (said firesafe) wall from the police department's artillery vault. If I had x-ray vision, could be a good view.

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    1851 church, 2008 police station, and smoker's alley

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    the back parking lot and a 1 acre wooded (complete with kudzu) depression.

    Never really thought about the fact that it is very representative.
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    From my two windows, a parking lot, a cell tower, and then a two story apartment complex. I'll bring my camera on Monday and post a picture.
    Annoyingly insensitive

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    The back of a co-worker's head...

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    This thread was done about 5 yeas ago. I couldn't find it though.

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    Quote Originally posted by Dan View post
    No basement windows? C'mon ... you know most planners either work in annexes or basements!
    I am up on the 3rd floor looking out on the demolition/excavation/filling in of a block & 1/2.
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    A hillside and a house. If I stand in the right place I can see a little of the ocean to the north.

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    Quote Originally posted by TexanOkie View post
    I work in a windowless cubicle.
    I second that (not complaining though). My last job was a 100SF semi-private office with oak shelving and a window. I miss it, but not the company.
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    Cyburbian Raf's avatar
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    Quote Originally posted by TexanOkie View post
    I work in a windowless cubicle.
    As do I, but can you mess with Jake Sully?
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    This Bear's office has a window. Looking out the window does not allow me to see sun, snow, rain, clouds, or anything else that nature throws our way. My window looks out to a hallway.

    Oh well.

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    I have 2 windows and they face out on to a garden/pedestrian area, that links our building with the community center....its a pretty nice view...

    Dan's basement comment-when I was in grad school we were in a basement and we had a small window that faced out onto a ramp, so all we could see were people's feet!
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    At the agency the view was my fellow co-workers. Cubicle city but since it was in an old industrial factory it had plenty of natural light coming in from the vaulted center section of the roof.

    At my new job at the CDC we are in a large old house. My office is probably what used to the the old time parlor so I have a view of the street. The church that is our parent organization is opposite of our building.
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    Just looking out onto the mail hallway of the floor. I have no natural light. That was taken away when they did extensions
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    Current position: windowless cubicle. Cube neighbor has window with a view of the visitor's parking lot.

    Last position: window overlooking part of the funeral home's loading area. Cube neighbor had a full view of their loading dock.
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    Cube with a view of the hallway. Closest windows have views of trees, a ravine, and/or a lake.

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