One of my coworkers recently left the company and his office is now a barren cubical – completely stripped of all amenities. Just a few hours after his departure… Shaun snagged the guy’s chair and Dave pilfered the high quality flat screen monitor.
It’s amazing how quickly the sadness over a coworker/friend’s departure turns into a complete brawl over all his office supplies.
I can’t pretend that I didn’t participate. I was right there with them. In fact, I got some great wall art and a printer. It’s a cubical jungle out there people. You have to be on your toes at all times. When that shiny Swingline stapler is up for grabs, if you don’t throw a few punches you may never be able to bind two pieces of paper together ever again.