strawberrieee wrote:Just curious, what do you guys do in your office that you need to hide?
I shared my office with another summer associate this past summer who felt the need to open the door all day and I did not find it troublesome.
Nap. Dick around without people creeping. Keep partners on their toes as to whether I'm in the office or not. Change clothes. Eat food without people seeing me stuff my pie hole. Rock out to music. Pick my nose.
Nap. Wardrobe adjustment. Change clothes. Cry. Do some little exercises with a resistance band or a light kettlebell to wake up or calm down. Apply or fix makeup. Pace while proofreading or on a call to get in those Fitbit steps. Do personal stuff on my computer. Clip a nail that is driving me crazy. Maybe unbutton my pants if I ate too much or have a stomach ache.
My firm went from real walls to glass this year. I hate that they did that, I hate how fucking dumb and misguided it is, I hate that management did it even though most attorneys didn't want it, I hate that it screws over the practices that require the most concentration and no one fucking cares about us, and I hate that I can't nap. However, in terms of my day to day happiness, it's not the unrelenting misery I thought it would be. I'm in an area with fairly low traffic, which may help. The only things I've gotten shameless about out of necessity are the pacing, makeup, clipping a nail or two, and once or twice crying when I was really pissed - like why should I have to leave my own damn office for someone else's comfort. (I do not recommend this approach, just being honest.)
So overall, despite how much I HATE the whole concept, money is money and I don't think I'd take a pay cut greater than the lesser of $10,000 or 5% of salary plus bonus.