I would think so. When we move to a new office, it usually means that there were constructive change and massive improvements done to the company. Changes would involve accessible facilities and utilities, more space, more comfort, and more efficiency. Now how come I don’t feel so impressed with our new office?
The Workplace: I was more comfortable back at the old office. I didn’t have to squeeze myself in between wide chairs and feel like canned tuna. My workstation seemed a little more spacious back then. Now it’s like I can’t move much because I might disturb my seatmates.
The old office had tiled floors. It gave off a clean setting to the place. Our new office’s floor, on the other hand, is covered with plastic tiles that add up to the rugged look the workplace has. Not that this is really an important matter. I just happened to notice it because it contributed to the rough look o the office.
Like I said earlier, the workstations are a bit cramped together. It’s like all we can do is just sit there and not move around much. It’s a pain to the body to have to sit for 9 hours and we’re not even given some space to stretch our legs or something.
All agents are now in one room. I expected the room to be wide and spacious. Turns out the Baluarte office in Iloilo was bigger. And with a lot of agents in one room, I guess we really are like canned tuna!
The Pantry: The water dispenser looks like it had a rough journey. The table is always spotted with coffee and food stains. For a room that should be clean and organized because it’s where we eat and relax ourselves, it’s not that… inviting.
The Restroom: No one would think about it unless they had to use it, but the restroom is vital. I hesitated to go in the restroom on my first trip there. It’s okay by normal standards, I guess — there’s running water and the toilet works. But it’s not clean enough for me to want to go there and relieve myself.
The Conference Room: Small. That’s all.
Honestly. You’d think being in an IT company means you get to have a cool workplace. Thats not the case here. I’m not going to go into details; I’ve encountered a lot of disappointments whenever it comes to moving. This is the fifth office of the company that I’ve been working in, and none got a “woah!” feeling from me.
I guess I’ll just have to do with the thought that this office isn’t the worst of them. There are repairs and improvements going on, too, so there may be hope yet for some touch-ups. I’m not going to anticipate, though. It’ll take a lot to impress me after the many disappointments.