Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Cubicle-Dweller Wants Private Office

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Cubicle-Dweller Wants Private Office

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Q: Most of our employees work in cubicles, with offices being reserved for managers and team leads. While I am not technically considered a manager, I believe I deserve an office because I oversee a very important project. I have mentioned this to my boss several times.

I am currently upset about an office that was given to a newly hired employee. "Nancy" came in as a team lead but was temporarily assigned to my project because she has certain specialized skills. In a few months, when that project phase is complete, she will move into her team lead role.

Although Nancy is working under my direction, she has an office, while I'm still in a cubicle. I would like to confront my boss about this blatant unfairness, but I'm afraid he would view that as whining. What should I do about this?

A: First, you need to recognize that these are two separate issues. One is whether your leadership role entitles you to an office. Another is whether newcomer Nancy should be placed in a cube. …

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