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Old 07-12-2017, 03:39 PM
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Some of us did not get the neat gene! At my desk, if I want to go back a month I go down an inch.
And yes, I am an engineer.

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Old 07-12-2017, 03:43 PM
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Too bad we crosscut all of our stuff because of classification.

There were 8 large (20 gallon I think) trash bags full of shred material.
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My wife's desk looks almost that bad.
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Old 07-12-2017, 03:55 PM
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Too bad we crosscut all of our stuff because of classification.

There were 8 large (20 gallon I think) trash bags full of shred material.
First time I posted that picture here someone commented that there was no way I did it...said I was too professional.

That was retaliation for a guy walking in my office and dumping the tray from the hole punch.
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Old 07-12-2017, 03:59 PM
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Old 07-12-2017, 04:05 PM
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looks like the desk of either an engineering manager, head of project management or a superintendent who is overworked. not all that bad.... really.
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Old 07-12-2017, 04:08 PM
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looks like the desk of either an engineering manager, head of project management or a superintendent who is overworked. not all that bad.... really.
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Old 07-12-2017, 04:16 PM
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He is way over his head. His efficiency got to be way below that company's average.

I hope he is not the accountant.
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I knew a guy (another engineer, naturally) who had a desk like that. He claimed he knew exactly where everything was, in the various piles. Sure enough, if you asked him for information, he could find it right away. One day his boss got fed up and knocked all of the piles onto the floor. For a month afterwards, anytime anyone wanted information from him, he just said, "The boss ruined my filing system - ask him for the info." (And to the boss, he just said, "Sorry, I can no longer find that information - someone destroyed my filing system.")

I knew another engineering manager who ran out of desk and filing cabinet top surfaces, to stack piles of paper on. So he opened the top drawers of his desk and filing cabinet, and started stacking piles of paper on top of the opened drawers.... A little top-heavy, and so at some point the company safety guy gave him an ultimatum!
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Old 07-12-2017, 08:19 PM
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This trait must be synonymous to engineers.... but I'm one too and my desk doesn't look anything near that.
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Old 07-12-2017, 08:28 PM
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Originally Posted by SilverC1 View Post
I knew a guy (another engineer, naturally) who had a desk like that. He claimed he knew exactly where everything was, in the various piles. Sure enough, if you asked him for information, he could find it right away. One day his boss got fed up and knocked all of the piles onto the floor. For a month afterwards, anytime anyone wanted information from him, he just said, "The boss ruined my filing system - ask him for the info." (And to the boss, he just said, "Sorry, I can no longer find that information - someone destroyed my filing system.")

Wow don't show Donuts this reply - he'd call it gross insubordination and fire the guy involved.
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Old 07-12-2017, 09:50 PM
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Company I used to work for implemented 5S...what a joke. Everyone had to arrange their desks exactly the same. Stapler in one place, tape dispenser in one place, etc.

People basically laughed at them and did what they wanted to.
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Old 07-12-2017, 09:55 PM
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busy guy.
needs a file cabinet.
or an assistant with a file cabinet.
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Old 07-12-2017, 10:06 PM
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I have eighth-grade students who have similar filing systems.
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Old 07-13-2017, 12:48 AM
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yeah, that's not a working space, that's a trash pile
I did work in a company where they had a guy whose office was 10x worse than that.

The guy was a straight up hoarder. Every inch of space, floor to ceiling was stacked with papers. Even the spaces on the sides of his keyboard tray were crammed with trinkets and old candies. There were old newspaper clippings that had fallen off his desk that were over a decade old.

I have no idea how the fire dept never fined them for his office.
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Old 07-13-2017, 02:08 AM
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A clean desk is a sign of a sick mind! I thought that pic was from my old job. One guy there had it all stacked up- Director of Compliance to boot!
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Old 07-13-2017, 02:15 AM
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Originally Posted by SixAddict View Post
unfortunately our company is an ACE participating company, we have to do the 5S ****, DIVE's, Value stream mapping, Kaizen principles, sometimes we cant actually do our jobs because of this ****.....drives me nuts.
The company I left today does the same thing. 5S, Kaizen, Gemba walks, PPI...all of that crap.

So glad I'm going to a start-up that's focused on WORK!!!
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Old 07-13-2017, 05:43 AM
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can handle the mess...but need windows for sure
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Old 07-13-2017, 07:43 AM
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He's probably the only one that does anything...













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Old 07-13-2017, 07:57 AM
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nothing that bad.... thankfully we have these things called computers to store info.
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