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Have you got any of your own possessions on there?
I'm hardly in the office, it's merely some desk space, although the cleaners made a complaint about my desk on more than one occasion.
hate it when they fiddle round mine
no :( i might put a picture on it
IT looks like someone has had sex on it when I get in...my piles of paper all over the place, keyboard, phone and mouse all pushed up against the back of the desk.
But my team is really small so we don't bother. I've got 2 biscuit tins, a calendar, a box of all bran and 3 mugs on my desk (one for lemsip, one for tea, and a massive one for cereal). Sometimes I'll attach a little laminated bit of paper with my name on to the divide just above my computer screen.
but by the end of the day it will inevitable have:
empty starbucks iced latte
empty bottle of coke zero (possibly x2)
empty can of coke
I miss having a waste paper basket so I could hide from my excessive consumption
There's a bunch of stuff on there that was in the office when I started that's slowly gathered on my desk because I like it. It includes two different model buses we were given as a promotional thing, a calculator in the shape of a cow, an origami swan someone made me and the weird mug I found in the kitchen on the first day and have been using ever since because no-one's ever told me not to.
my own mug (this one http://ellipopp.co.uk/product/tawny-owl)
glass of water
a pot of pens
notebook & various paperwork I am working on atm
That's it for personal possessions. the only other things on my desk are my laptop, two monitors, keyboard & mouse (wireless) and phone.
I don't like clutter.
I have a few pictures on the wall beside/behind me. I also have an amazing cubbyhole behind me in which I have a spare mug and a box of cereal. it would be perfect for a bottle of whiskey (or decanter) and a couple of glasses. One day I will get those in there, just for effect if nothing else.
Some people have their desks draped and crowded so full of crap it's amazing they can concentrate on their work properly....(by which I am implying they cannot, and the state of their desks is indicative of the state of their minds and the quality of their work. someone should do some research into that)
tl; too boring; dr
but you should see that state of our finance trolls desk. He is an absolute wizard, knows everything and basically keeps the whole floor afloat but his desk could star in one of those ch4 shows where they send someone in to help a hoarder, it looks like an utter shit heap
and i wing everything
i need to settle in properly. i might put a kandinsky postcard up or something
- bottle of undiluted orange squash
- bottle of diluted orange squash
- 2 mobile phones
- print out of the corporate branding colour scheme at work with RGB values as being colour blind makes getting colours right hard
- johnny foreigner album that I got from the sorting office on the way to work
- a highlighter that doesn't work
-Postcards from a guy that used to work here and would always send us postcards
-Letter declining my request to go part time
-Those little furry ball things with eyes
-Small picture of Nancy Deli'Olio (from a sweepstake)
-Bit paper that says Republic of Ireland (sweepstake)
-PHYSICS BEER MATS
I'm starting to sound loopy.
cos I got them in the 2010 world cup sweepstake. lost it now though :( hope I get them again in the 2014 one.
I have a window seat though :) I have a Marigold on the window sill, currently not flowering and looking like a weed. Two cups, one for tea and one for stationary and that's it.
Not sure if if we're allowed to have pictures etc. might have to test the water...
My Labbit, who props up my phone.
Books ('write to sell', 'teach yourself SQL in 10 minutes', 'winning results with Adwords')
Mug 'do I look like f**king people person'
Nationwide keycode thing
Phone (Google phone)
Wallet (cheap mondays)
a small white plastic rabbit with evil red eyes
a carved wooden head
a Mighty Boosh coaster
a small keyring model of Thunderbird 1
a bottle of bombardier bitter
a 20 questions machine
a petrol pump nozzle
an alien from a kinder egg
my own speakers (so I can blast out the tunes!)
There are absolutely zero personal touches to my desk arrangement, but it does make it convenient for the company if they fire me which is nice
these paperclips are mine and mine alone.
1 x Puss in Boots from Shrek
1 x Wilson tennis ball
1 x Japanese Bean Curd soft toy
but in terms of possessions (ie stuff I will take with me when I leave) there's only my mug and tea caddy.
catch 22 (book)
m&s peri peri sauce
nandos peri peri sauce
sachet of mustard
sachet of brown sauce
two sachets of ketchup
thinking fast and slow (book)
box of pg tips
sweet mango chilli sauce
cotton wool pads
branston hot chilli and jalapeno relish
you're an inspiration to us all
- Hockey Canada puck
- a THERMOcafe mug
- a London 2012 Mug
- Nurofen tablets
- Earphones, USB cable
- Digestive biscuits
a picture of Pete Sampras in a frame.
plastic cup (Arenes de Nimes)
tickets / cards / assorted crap on my divider
Waitrose essential teabags
V60 coffee filter
Box of filters for said coffee filter
(coffee is in fridge upstairs)
Pair of jeans (no idea)
Fruit tea from Germany
Box of loose leaf green tea
Tea infuser for leaf tea
3 sachets of Sainsburys cold and flu drink
anti-dizzy tablets (prescription)