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Office essentials

Discussion in 'Business, Careers & Education' started by Connemara, Jan 21, 2011.

  1. Connemara

    Connemara Well-Known Member

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    I'm not talking staplers, tape or paper here...but rather stuff that helps "brighten up" your cube/office/whatever. There must be some basic stuff that will look sick on and around my desk.

    Naturally, one of the first things I put up will be a pimp photo of Teddy Roosevelt. What else should I get though? What do you have?
     
  2. Don Carlos

    Don Carlos Well-Known Member

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    Contemporary art. Nothing says "I'm loaded, sophisticated, better than you, and just plain intimidating" like some legit contemporary art.
     
  3. Hombre Secreto

    Hombre Secreto Well-Known Member

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    Make it heart breaking to fire you.

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  4. mordecai

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    i usually have an aphorism under a photo of a cute animal. it pairs nicely with my [​IMG] demeanor
     
  5. Don Carlos

    Don Carlos Well-Known Member

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    Have a samurai sword on a stand in the back of your office. This will signify to Japanese businessmen that you are to be respected as an equal. Also, if following this advice, it helps to be a character in an early 1990s action thriller.
     
  6. GQgeek

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    What are you, a woman? Why do you need to "brighten up" your desk? Nobody is going to care. I never understood people that try and personalize their cubicles; you're there to work. If you had an actual office, it would be a bit different. Oh and how does any of this qualify under the heading of "office essentials?" [​IMG]
     
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    I find the craziest most random images I can and slap em up on the wall over my computer in a completely random way (think teenage girl bedroom steez). I've got about 3 layers of shit piled up so far and I'm slowly spreading out towards my co-workers wallspace. The piece de resistance is a picture of Rick Owens that I tore out from a magazine and put and tuft of grey mongolian fur on it too look like he's wearing a wig. I also have a great picture of 2 ripped dudes in short shorts holding a shark in their arms at the beach.

    It simply tells anyone that sees it that I really DGAF.
     
  8. phreak

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    Do you have a desk that gets sunlight?
     
  9. countcount

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    a shoehorn (from the $1 store)
     
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    the only 'personal' items i have are a picture of me and my fiance and a nice crystal pen holder. other than that, nada.
     
  12. edinatlanta

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    Make it heart breaking to fire you.

    He's working in government. Ain't nobody going to fire him for shit.
     
  13. Kent Wang

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    A periodic table of elements.
     
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    a shoehorn (from the $1 store)
    This is actually a really good idea. I would also recommend keeping a pair of dress shoes in your desk. That way you can wear your beaters in to the office and then switch into proper shoes.
     
  15. Douglas

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    A Spanish to English dictionary, tequila, and a morning after pill. You know, for the maid. If you're picky, a razor too.
     
  16. Huntsman

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    I have a framed plot plan of my garage, patent award plaques, and some framed poetry done by a calligrapher.
    What are you, a woman? Why do you need to "brighten up" your desk? Nobody is going to care. I never understood people that try and personalize their cubicles; you're there to work. If you had an actual office, it would be a bit different. Oh and how does any of this qualify under the heading of "office essentials?" [​IMG]
    ^ Geek To non-geeks, GQ, a little personality or humanity might be considered essential, by the way.
    A periodic table of elements.
    Have one of those. Actually use it -- other day I totally forgot that tin was Sn. ~ H
     
  17. longskate88

    longskate88 Well-Known Member

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    Here here, I'm interning at a CPA firm and it's nice to have some personal things on your desk. I like having my Filson 256 with some chapstick, nail clippers, etc.

    I also have a nice pic of Pebble Beach as my computer background. If it turns into a job I'll probably bring in a small plant, and that'll be it.
     
  18. StephenHero

    StephenHero Well-Known Member

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    Have you set up a hotline to the Kremlin on your desk? [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  19. Don Carlos

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    Nothing is more pathetic and plebeian than an overly decorated cubicle. Fat Midwestern Secretary's Desk is not the aesthetic you're aiming for, presumably. Wait till you get a legitimate office before decorating in earnest. And even then, be a minimalist. Some fine art, and maybe one or two small items that say "By the power of motherfucking Greyskull, I have the power."
     
  20. GQgeek

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    Here here, I'm interning at a CPA firm and it's nice to have some personal things on your desk. I like having my Filson 256 with some chapstick, nail clippers, etc.

    I also have a nice pic of Pebble Beach as my computer background. If it turns into a job I'll probably bring in a small plant, and that'll be it.


    dude... clip your damned nails at home. i mean wtf?
     

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