It just don’t make sense…

In my office, we’ve just completed a renovation and construction. The new management company, the one that bought us from the original private owners two years ago, can’t afford to move us to the high class building they want. They can afford to update and upgrade the carpeting, walls, kitchens and the like. We’ve just completed said renovation.

Now… we have new carpet (which makes you dizzy if you look at it too long), new paint on the walls (brown on the outside wall, light grey on the inside wall) and new kitchens with all stainless appliances. Nice new stuff, I shouldn’t have a complaint, should I? Ha!

As with all corporate details, the new renovation is amusing and reflects what this company thinks is truly important. But first, the break down. On the south side of the floor, where the “Small Kitchen” resides, it’s Administration, Accounting, Tech Support and Marketing/Sales. On the North side of the floor, where the “Large Kitchen” resides, all the worker bee’s live: Software Development, QA & Product Design. You know, your money makers. The folks who have the brains to get done what needs to get done to get the sales needed for those big ol’ profits.

Before renovation, the “Large Kitchen” had 3 microwaves and a really big trash can. The microwaves were all mis-matched and filthy as all get out. The fridge opened the wrong way, so that you were always confused as to how to open the darned thing. During lunch rush, all three microwaves would be going full throttle with a line of people waiting to “get in”, like some high class and highly popular night club.

After renovation, all appliances are Stainless and they all match. All of the doors on the fridges open so that the door is flush with the wall when open. The “Small Kitchen” has the large trash receptacle and 2 microwaves that are spotless.The “Large Kitchen”, where most of the employees are international and also most all of them bring their lunch to work, has 1 Microwave (not so clean) and a trash bin that’s 1/2 the size of the original trash bin.

I laffed when I walked into the newly completed “Large Kitchen”. It positively delighted me! So long as the Sales and Upper Management are taken care of, all is good! 😉

Fizz

© ‘Fizz’ 2009

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About Fizz

*I'm a Northern Girl livin' in the South. *I graduated with a BS in Geophysics from Michigan Technological University (MTU). *I have critters: 2 dogs & 1 cat. *I love thunder and rain days. Too much sunshine gets on my nerves. (How I survive in Texas I do not know!) *I'm trying to remove swearing from my vocabulary (Good Luck!). *I'm the last single in my group of friends. The rest of the turn coats got married. *Sadly, the above friends are now procreating. Now the world will have yet more strange and twisted individuals that will have to go to an Engineering School to survive. *Yoopers do exist. Look on a map. *Marvin the Martian and I have a lot in common. We're both cranky when crossed and generally like our own way. *I will never be a model! (Thank god, that starvation stuff has GOT to be painful!!!). *I am not Fat! (Even though that little voice behind my right ear might tell me that every single day). *I am normal. Whatever that means! *Yes, you can be smart and not be a geek. *I've been told I'm not boring. We'll see. *Much to my irritation, I have been described as Eccentric. *I cannot spell! *Being Single is a frame of mind. *Who said life was fair?
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16 Responses to It just don’t make sense…

  1. Terry says:

    Oh yes. Upper managemet must be taken care of. I always wonder about those people. Did they climb the ladder to get there? If they did where did their brains go? Every step us seems to drain more common sense from a body.Hugs

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  2. Beth says:

    Love this post Fizz. Brings back memories of my working days which I don’t miss at all. HUG!!

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  3. Joe says:

    It seems coorporate mucky mucks are about as efficient as government….now all they need to do is buy some $10,000 toilet seats and we’d be par for the course!

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  4. JoAnn says:

    Well, ain’t that the way it always is? Upper management will always take care of themselves first – those that really do the work and bring in the money, are lower on the totem pole. Been there, seen it!

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  5. Ann says:

    Things are never perfect, are they? But we do the best we can. The intentions were good. And at least now you’ll be able to say, I remember when everything was clean and new. LOL

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  6. CAROL says:

    UH HUH that’s the way it is.. clean is good.. yes it is.. no need to eat where it is nasty.. Take cre : )

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  7. GreatGranny says:

    Good post and glad I don’t work there.

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  8. ♥ Aimee says:

    lol…maybe they ran out of funding on the reno??~*:.♥.:*~ because you shared a smile :o) someone’s day got brighter… ~*:.♥.:*~

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  9. R U Serious says:

    WOW!! Sounds like of fun at your office!! Hope the fiasco ends soon and you are happy with the results. Just don’t look DOWN!! LOL! My town has been tearing up our main street for a month now. All I can see so far is a bunch of equipment moving piles of dirt around!You would love my uncle!! You would be laughing your butt off at his stories. Glad he’s your hero too!Take care sweetie!Bob~

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  10. maillady says:

    They convieniently left the suggestion box out of the renovation. I’m sure it would be stuffed FULL!

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  11. Cynical says:

    Contrary to your title, Fizz, it does make sense. But only to the people who developed the plan and benefit from it.Peace, Doc

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  12. Leona says:

    You really put a lot of thought into this post, it’s a very good one. And it makes me go ummmm…errrrr, no. Makes me go –WT#$!*&&%##. Well, why say that, Leona? Isn’t this the way it always is?Have a fantastic weekend…I’ll check in on you again soon.

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  13. Babblelot says:

    And so it goes…Hey Juli, been think’in of ya. Well you can always look on the brightside of it,then turn around and use your side… as someone once told me.I hope you are feeling better. How’s the hammer dulcimer coming along?You an Papa have a good weekend.

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  14. R U Serious says:

    Hey!! I’m not sure what carrier group his ship was in. I’m thinking Forrestal but not sure. Thanks for your nice comment. Difficult times with the worst yet to come.Have a Super WeekendBob~

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  15. Rita says:

    ah yes the pecking order….I see your not on the top of it. LOLThrow an egg in there and run the hell out as fast as you can…

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  16. Texas says:

    Oh, this sounds so familiar with the place I last worked. We got to move into a much larger, nicer building, renovations were made & everyone was happy. Except……all the big wigs had a Reserved Parking Space in front of the bldg. & we peons had to park across the street. The street didn’t have much in the way of drains & I can’t count how many times I had to take my shoes off & roll my pant legs up to wade through at least 8" of water, Oh yes, the motorcycle jocks also got to park in front of the bldg. I have no idea why that was.

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