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Newly renovated office feels like an actual fishbowl. All glass, open floor plan. Nowhere to hide no privacy. Always being⌚️ I miss my cube. Anyone else work in an open floor plan? How do you like it?

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Open floor plans are the actual worst. Hard to concentrate and the excuse that it's "more collaborative" is just that. An excuse. I don't care so much about people peeping my screen, but I feel at least 30% less efficient in that space due to distractions. Headphones help but I would give a kidney for a cube. And this coming from someone who once had an office. Pure heaven by comparison.

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^^Because words actually do matter. Ask a lawyer. If making up the occasional word is amusing or appropriate for marketing purposes, have at it. If it's out of laziness, ignorance or indifference, it brings us all that much closer to an idiocracy. You're welcome, Copywriters.

In other news, open seating allows a company to cram significantly more people into a given space, which is a tangible cost savings on overhead. Until decreased productivity can be scientifically measured to offset those real cost savings, get used to open seating.

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I'm sorry, Graphic Designer 1, but "conversate"?

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We have a mostly open office. I dont mind but find it very hard to concentrate at times. I do most projects that require focus out of the office or in a quiet corner or empty conf. room. The + is openess. Hard to give a firm opinion as I feel walled off offices with cubes are very clinical and quiet and BORING - our office has spunk so like that I guess.

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Are we still talking about open seating?

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Would love it if more and more people left agencies for this reason. Right now there is no incentive for agencies to go back to giving their workers dignity.

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In one right now. Hate it. It's not about collaboration. It's about saving money. Invest in some decent headphones. Not great ones, unless you can lock them up.

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i love that i can conversate but i hate it when people walk by and see my screen and all of the sudden they are Art directors. Let me finish and go away

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I was going to let a copywriter point that out too, lol

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You're both right. While still considered informal, conversate is an acceptable word.

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If I had a dime for every time I lost my office to an open floor plan I could retire comfortably.

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Is there a plastic treasure chest with bubbles coming out of it?

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"Conversate" is indeed a real word, in use for centuries. Get over it.

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☝️️ who gives a fuck about words in advertising? Hahah. Our industry defined.

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Irregardless?

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I once had an office bigger than my bedroom with a giant L shaped desk, window and actual walls, no glass. That was living the dream!!!

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Who ISN'T working in an open floor plan??? Total Hell...

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yes that thing u do with your mouth to speak to others

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FCB if you're on the 5th or 6th Floor in NYC at least your open space is nice and new and you have a killer kitchen. We're all jealous on the 7th floor. Stay strong!

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Just because people use a word doesn't make it right. And 'orientate' is in the dictionary even though it's dead fucking wrong. Irregardless, you go rock your conversating GD.
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#whogivesafuckaboutwords

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LOL Is that a preventive or a preventative measure? Both are in the dictionary, but do you prevent or do you preventate???

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