Over the weekend of the 12th October, we moved offices down the road so not far at all. The whole process took 4 days and I had to get the whole office involved to pack everything into crates that included their computers and drawers. It was a task left by my manager since she had the last week booked off work, so she wasn’t in to overlook and organise it; so I was in-charge.
This task was challenging since I had to send many emails to remind people what to do, where to go and organise people to pack and tidy communal areas as well as their own desks. The kitchen was the toughest to pack since people were still using plates and cups on the last day. At least most of them ate out or used the paper plates I provided. Only a few did not wash up which was annoying. The dishwasher wasn’t emptied either so I had to do that and rewash some items since they weren’t clean. (Why do dishwashers not clean very well? People don’t rinse dishes so I guess food is always stuck…) The kitchen took 3 hours to do since there were some appliances, lots of plates, mugs, glasses, cutlery etc. It was such a big task I was glad some of the girls helped me out!
I left the rest of the office to pack the meeting rooms, folders and asked one of the girls to pack the books at reception; there are so many unread books! Some individuals asked what they could do and helped out after they’ve done their own stuff, others just left after packing their desk and hadn’t even moved their box to one corner. Rude! I wasn’t able to pack my own computer since I was busy with everything else but luckily my colleague/senior helped do it for me :)
The whole process took more than 3 hours since I started two days earlier so I didn’t have to do everything in one day. It was fun and I was glad everyone came together as a team; apart from some lazy and selfish individuals…
The new office is approx 4 minutes away and is much bigger in size. We have a lot more meeting rooms and now even a fun room! Yay! The open plan office is smaller though due to our massive meeting rooms taking up the majority of the space, so we had to downsize our desks :( People sit much closer together now and there is no personal bubble space anymore. Its much harder to gossip or eat in peace! I kinda don’t like who I’m sitting with either *le sigh*