What’s with people sitting at the desk I reserved at 9am? Do these people think they are above the hoteling system or what?

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Probably bc they feel like it’s their permanent desk or something. The whole Hoteling system makes about 0 sense when you’re always in the office

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Then by all means boot them!

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Give them the boot

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I don't know who you are. I don't know what you want. If you're looking for ransom, I can tell you I don't have money... but what I do have are a very particular set of skills. Skills I have acquired over a very long public accounting career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you let my desk go now, that will be the end of it - I will not look for you, I will not pursue you... but if you don't, I will look for you, I will find you... and I will report you to HR.

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Good luck

I actually got into an argument with someone over my reserved desk. I saw breakfast on my desk and took another one to be nice. When that hoteler arrived, I had to go back to my original desk. I pushed the breakfast aside and set up my crap. Desk stealer observed this from where he was standing talking to someone. He finally came over and I said I’m hoteled into this desk. He had total attitude and didn’t believe me. I wanted to yell— Listen A-hole! Do you think I have nothing better to do than LIE about hoteling here?! I should have reported him

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OP don't be a snobby bumpkin. Ask politely and then just wait a few minutes to cool down. At least it's not a warm toilet bowl

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The accumulation of continually accommodating dumbasses that deliberately inconvenience people becomes tiring over time. Especially since I live in a major city that puts me in constant contact with a flood of dumbasses in almost every activity of daily life

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Also makes me disgusted to have to sit in a seat someone previously warmed up

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Or when someone does sit in “your” office and doesn’t bother cleaning the crumbs and grease smudges off the desk from their lunch the day before. 🤢

If mgmrs up I just let that go as lost cause; if my level or below I either boot them off or set up next to them and make them uncomfortable they leave nicely

Amen! And harder now that there are no phones to show that you’ve checked in there. Luckily, a gentle “sorry, are you checked in here?” usually does the trick.

The flip side of this: there’s one office I work in where the locals don’t bother Hoteling, they just work from the same place everyday. Makes it hell for visitors trying to find a desk!

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I hated the hotel system at PwC. I had the same problem with some rando sitting at my desk when I clearly reserved it. I’m happy that I have a permanent cube at my new place and it’s a standing desk!

Sometimes I come in an hour or two ‘late’ (after working late, or weekend hours, or appointment) and have the desk reserved for the start time to match (10, 11)
Without fail someone’s sitting there
Without fail I ask them to move anyway; and hold up the Hoteling app on my phone to clearly show the rsvp and check in
Unused reservations release an hour after no one checks in, people should be using the system or be prepared to be uprooted for not reserving in advance

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