Sure sharing an office has awesome perks as mentioned above, but sometimes it isn't so great. Here's why:
1. You can't let 'er rip. Don't even say you never pass gas (mom) because we all do it. Some less than others, some more. But it's pretty common courtesy not to do it in such an enclosed setting, where people will probably give you side eyes. So now every time I gotta relieve some pressure I have to excuse myself to the bathroom or find a reason to go out of the office.
2. People aren't always going to get along. As I hinted at before, two of the ladies in the office aren't exactly best buds if you know what I mean. Sure, they never argue and aren't rude to each other, but they never go out of their way to be nice to each other. I have been assured, that it won't be too long before I see them "getting in to it." Apparently it's a common occurence. I just want no part in it.
3. You will get talked about. So maybe this is more true than with women than men, but as soon as someone walks out of our office, somebody has something to say about them. Don't get me wrong, it's not always a mean comment, but comments are definitely made. Makes me not want to take as many restroom breaks.
4. Its difficult to take selfies (real important issue here). Having a front facing camera helps, but when your supervisor's desk is behind yours, she can see your phone screen. So you've gotta be discreet, or wait until you're alone in the office.
As you can see, I've gotten pretty good at it.Now don't go getting your panties in a wad thinking this is all I do at work. Because I do a lot, but there are only specific things I can do. I work in admissions, if we don't have anyone admitting, I don't have work. Or if the referring facility hasn't sent paperwork, I don't have work. It can get pretty tedious waiting around.
5. I can't think of a #5. But I am a weirdo and I like my lists in incraments of 5. I don't have a previous office job that I can compare this job to, but so far I am loving it. I love the hours, my co-workers, and the work that I do.
Do you have to share an office? What do you like/dislike about it?