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Old 04-18-2008, 12:36 PM
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So, yesterday I went to see my Mom at her workplace (she works for the state) I'm telling you, it was like walking through a morgue! There was so much SILENCE! The whole place is divided up like a rat maze with those moveable walls, Mom said they're not allowed to chat, and they can't have any personal items (pictures etc.) in their work areas. She said moral is just awful and I swear it was 90 degrees in there. So sad to have to spend a big part of your life in that kind of enviroment, I'm just so very, very thankful that I can do what I love, and do it from home!!
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Old 04-18-2008, 12:38 PM
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I worked for the state for 1 year of my life. I know that everyone thought I was crazy to quit, but the environment was exactly like you described it. I absolutely hated my job and most of the people I worked with. I know that I would not ever waste a year of my life like that again.
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Old 04-18-2008, 10:20 PM
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Interesting. My mom works for the state, but she's in a nice office and
does have family pics up. Guess it just depends on where.
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Man, my soul would die a little every day if I had to work someplace like that.
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Old 04-19-2008, 10:50 AM
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Sounds very sad!!

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Old 04-19-2008, 01:29 PM
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How sad for your mom!

I've never worked anywhere with such strict rules about work areas; modularized work stations yes, but not permitting personalization or family photos is ridiculous.

Can't say I miss corporate office politics or atmosphere; not even the slightest. I do miss co-worker interaction though, but hey I have all of you and the dog to keep me company! [img]smileys/smiley36.gif[/img]

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Old 04-19-2008, 03:00 PM
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thats terrible. a work enviroment should have some sort of atmosphere in it. when does she get to reitre..
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Man, my soul would die a little every day if I had to work someplace like that.
Same here, I wouldn't do it for long if I did it at all.
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Old 04-19-2008, 05:23 PM
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Wow! that is sad. My mom and dad both worked for the state both places has very peppy, nice people thank goodness.
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Old 04-20-2008, 12:43 PM
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I'm sure it varies for every state..it even varies for different agencies within the state here. It's up to each agency supervisor. Mom should be able to retire in a year or so. I hope she can, I feel bad for her.
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