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Must haves for desk/office?

Discussion in 'Business, Careers & Education' started by Rugger, Sep 2, 2012.

  1. Biscotti

    Biscotti Well-Known Member

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    Stapler
    Candle
    Tea pot and cups
    varieties of hard liquor and glassware
    nicely bound books
    Sculptures
     
  2. Harold falcon

    Harold falcon Well-Known Member

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    I love me some bookends.

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  3. Biscotti

    Biscotti Well-Known Member

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    I have elephant bookends with inlaid ivory (real ivory) and ivory tusks; my parents bought them at bazaar in Iran a long, long time ago.
     
  4. Harold falcon

    Harold falcon Well-Known Member

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    Pics, please.
     
  5. Biscotti

    Biscotti Well-Known Member

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    Tomorrow I will, I need to get these papers written...
     
  6. Harold falcon

    Harold falcon Well-Known Member

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    Fair enough. Good luck.
     
  7. Biscotti

    Biscotti Well-Known Member

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    Aw fuck it, I'm not getting anything done.

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  8. GusW

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    Original artwork
    A vintage 1950's blond archtops jazz guitar
    A hot Admin
    A collection of vintage whistles
    Tube amp,CD player and B&W mini pod speakers
     
  9. travelr

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    A big paperweight.

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    Talk about conversation starter...
     
  10. Reggs

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    Demographic saturation maps. It makes for a nice conversation piece. I can point and say "The more brown an area is, the more Mexicans. The more white it is, the more Anglos."

    A few pics of talent who have done spots/ads for my company. Print ads are posted everywhere, though I have been keeping them in a folder as of late.

    I got bookends, but not those. I'll take a pic soon.

    If I'm hiring for a new position, I cover a section of a wall in resumes. I've always wanted an attractive work area, but I think it looks more some detective went on the deep end with a case he obsessed over. I just want at-a-glance information and references around me.
     
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  11. Stewbone

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  12. GusW

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    An interesting light is always a plus. I have these. They are post WWII from Birmingham, UK.

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  13. GusW

    GusW Well-Known Member

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    If you are looking at an Aeron chair, ask about the polished aluminum version. If you have other polished silver metals in your office it really ties them together. Also, get the leather armrests. They are a bit more comfortable.

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  14. javyn

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    Heh, candlewax and family seals, enclosed shrimp habitats, awards, artwork....sound like a buncha French Dukes in here.

    Most important thing to me.....a second monitor. Having two screens really helps productivity if you know how to use them. Shame most people who have two screens use them to goof off so there seems to be a stereotype that multiple monitor users are slackers, but nothing could be further from the truth in my case.
     
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  15. SkinnyGoomba

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    Awesome!
     
  16. Canadian

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    Corny as this sounds:

    Box of cigars. Unopened. On a regular basis, be sure to slip your underlings a box as a reward for a job well done. It's the classy version of a Starbucks card, especially among men.

    Tea. Keep a small box with lots of different kinds. Herbal tea can be a godsend if you're working the 18-hour workday.

    Bottle of Advil, antacids, caffeine pills, sleep aids.

    Bible. You would be amazed how many people want to share their only passion, and for many people, they're religious.

    Memory stick. Get several and give them to bosses along with important files. They'll use them, toss them in their desk and return them by the time they're obsolete. Plus it makes their lives easier, and that's what a good assistant does.

    Candy.

    Just some stuff I like to keep on hand. If your boss lets you, get your hands on a junkcatcher. They're a a godsend for keeping track of current papers.
     
  17. A Canuker

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    Just finished my routine this morning and noted that a lint roller is a must. There are lots of good ideas here but this, IMO, is a crucial bit for those of us "blessed" with household pets.
     
  18. Joffrey

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    ^ Lint roller has already been covered brah.

     
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  19. A Canuker

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    Clearly missed that point.

    I would add that if you have a fridge in your office salad dressing is a good keeper. I just got back from purchasing a salad and I normally get the dressing at the shop but I forgot today and my fridge is empty of dressing...
     
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  20. otc

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    With how often you are in your office...do you just spend most of your time throwing out bad things from your minifridge?
     

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