Apr 27 2007

Moving On Up To the South Side

Published by at 11:25 pm under Personal

The IT department was moving out of our first temporary location today. We were moving from a craptacular location that we’ve been enduring over the last year. The place was pretty bad. There were gaps in the door jam frame, unreliable HVAC which lead to frosted over windows in the winter, and an icy slalom of a parking lot that would literally cause our vehicles to slide to the curb. The building was managed by a company called Vanderscoff Enterprises and if that doesn’t sound like the evil empire behind a Scooby Doo mystery, I don’t know what does.

I was actually surprised to see how nice the new place was. The other place (likely cause of the known temporary occupancy of the location) had little that was done to it but a fresh coat of paint and some cubicle walls. The new place was an empty shell not even 2 months ago. They actually just poured the cement floor in it at that time. A lot more effort was putting into making this new location some place that was something that the company can be proud of instead of the embarrassing eye sore that the other place had been.

Once we are fully moved in, I will take a few photos to share. I still am not a fan of some of the things that are being considered optimal work environment features, but at least I don’t feel like we are working out of an unmaintained hole in the wall. I don’t have any grand illusions that my current job will be my perfect job, but I’ve been trying my best to get by.

Only thing I will miss will be the door I passed every day heading to the restroom that said “Native American Training Institute”.¬† I would have to resist¬† knocking on the door and asking if they could train me to be a native american each time. A bad joke but it would get me through my days.


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