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blindXfish
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Feel the stress already

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    Oh, wouldn't it be just wonderful if people had dedicated cubicles at the office. :O

    It's all about flex offices around here so you gotta set up your place every bloody day.

    Luckily they're not forcing us back to the office so I can continue using my home office where stuff is only moved by kids (and a stealer dog).
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    Holy cow! That looks a lot like the cubicle I used to sit in working for Prada in their Tuscan offices.

    The only thing missing would be Prada owner Bertelli arriving just before the office's windows landing via chopper. (Try story)
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    And. "we are family here"
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    @johnmelodyme family as in mafia
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    A tech job and they're only giving you a 17" square monitor, plus you sit next to a phone? Something's fishy.
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    Any time I read fast - paced i nope the fuck out. It almost always means chaotic clusterfuck.
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    That's why they make chairs shaped like car seats, that's not out of complete stupidity
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    that looks better than our work environment tbh
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    @johnmelodyme the "family" bit is, 100%, every single time, without fail. And I mean it, a red flag.

    Every time.

    Not just anectdote. But a de facto red flag.

    There my be a small percentage of workplaces that are exceptions, but only just.

    Take me word and reject or leave any job where the employer or boss has referred to it as a family in the past or present.

    Do it and do it as soon as you hear it.

    You may regret this advice, but you will never regret it as much finding out how correct this rule is.

    If you're thinking "that seems very extreme" or asking why, let me tell you because you need to know.

    Its because employers who refer to their workplace as a "family" have a *foundational* misunderstanding and workplace-cultural lack of professional, by failing to draw distinction between *the professional workplace* and a family.

    How?

    All you gotta ask is how disturbing is it that someone views their family as a professional work place.
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    Tl;dr it speaks to an utter lack of propriety or boundaries.

    Think about how dysfunctional the average family is, and that's eith people who know each others faults and have lived with each other the better parts of their lives.

    Now imagine making that the *standard* of attitude of a workplace.

    If theres a problem, how do we solve it? Well that's gonna depend on the whole family or multiple "family" members, not whose in charge and responsible according to their job description. Is there a decision to be made? Let's have a power struggle of passive aggression over decision preferences and who wears the pants, rather than who the manager is.
    Let's have cliques and in groups instead of properly structured and professionally communicating teams. Let's leave things unsaid and say things that should have been left unsaid.

    These are all in small part or large, the standard conflict patterns of families.

    Only mindless feel-good parrots or toxic managers endorse "family" at work.
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    And you will find this rule true, almost every time, if you start looking at the commonalities between past bad workplaces and the values they claim to support.
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    TBH, this is an upgrade from the “open office” format where your “wall” is a 1 ft tall partition between desks.
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