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    Default The evolution of the workplace...

    We do this to livestock...

    and this to the workforce...


    How long before they converge? Workers are already considered and expendable commodity. Will we yet see a Soylent Green world?

    (Yes, I'm being very cynical this morning.)

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    At my workplace, they have these 'mini-cubes' throughout the 2nd floor which are about the size of 2-3 regular cubes, but hold 8 tiny spaces. They were installed because we had a surge of contractor help in the past year or 2. I feel sorry for those who have to sit in there.

    Although I must admit, it's convenient for people who are really temporary, such as vendor technicians or professional services folks who are stopping by for a day or 2.

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    I'm turning into a quite tasty piece of veal in my cube.
    Relationships have normal ebbs and flows. They do not automatically get better and better when the participants learn more and more about each other. Instead, the participants have to work through the tensions of the relationship (the dialectic) while they learn and group themselves and a parties in a relationships. At times the relationships is very open and sharing. Other time, one or both parties to the relationship need their space, or have other concerns, and the relationship is less open. The theory posits that these cycles occur throughout the life of the relationship as the persons try to balance their needs for privacy and open relationship.
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    Well, we are called long pork for a reason I guess.

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    People might not taste that bad.
    Scuse me, gotta run, some 'feeling type' is walking towards me trying to make something called conversation

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    Quote Originally Posted by HanoverFist View Post
    People might not taste that bad.
    I've heard that we are exceptionally greasy, much more so than any other critter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cafe View Post
    I've heard that we are exceptionally greasy, much more so than any other critter.
    and we get worse by the year...

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    I see nothing really wrong with this. People want their space and privacy and a cubicle/partition board provides that. If you see the big picture, it does look like it sucks as it makes work an inhumane process. Work is pretty inhumane. Most of us would rather take up art (based on your own expression not like Pixar or some oil painting mill) or travel around the world if we didn't have to work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sdalek View Post
    How long before they converge? Workers are already considered and expendable commodity. Will we yet see a Soylent Green world?
    Unknown.
    True.
    We will if you fools keep breeding. They claim the population will quit/slow increasing sometime this century at 10B, but that is silly - human population growth appears to be exponential.

    Then again, one screw-up in forcing the environment back to maintain our ever growing numbers could result in billions dying of massive plagues... There should be only a fraction as many of us as there are, and we were relatively stable in number for quite some time before we came up with methods to increase our longevity and numbers.
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