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My New Office, The Old Conference Room

Published February 4, 2010

We are having a space issue here at RustyBrick. The office management people won't let us go into a new space, without keeping our current lease. This is even though we would like to give up this space, for more space with them - they would be making more money - go figure. In any event, we had to be creative with what we had until our lease ends.

The solution was to get rid of our conference room and use it for people, instead of meetings. At first, we had Joe move into the conference room to test it out. He sat at the big conference room desk and worked there. He liked it, no one else moved in there yet and he had some peace and quiet. However, I had no good place to have a meeting with four or so people. My office was just too small.

Since I am part of 90% of the RustyBrick related meetings, I decided it would make sense if I had meetings in my office. I decided to give up my office, give it to Joe and the team - and move into the conference room. We moved my desk yesterday and then I acquired a small meeting table, which can fit four of five people comfortably.

This morning, I was all discombobulated and confused. You see, my desk and orientation of that desk and stuff on the desk, was the way it was for about 8 years. Then yesterday, after about 8 years, we moved it. When I sat down at my desk in the morning, I caught myself reaching for the wrong drawers, looking at the wrong screens and my typing was off. In any event, this is a nice temporary solution to our space issue.

Here are pictures of my new office:

My New Office

My New Office

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Barry Schwartz is the CEO of RustyBrick, a New York Web service firm specializing in customized online technology that helps companies decrease costs and increase sales. Barry is also the founder of the Search Engine Roundtable and the News Editor of Search Engine Land. He is well known & respected for his expertise in the search marketing industry. Barry graduated from the City University of New York and lives with his family in the NYC region.

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