August 05, 2008

Not the Office

I'm in downtown Rochester right now, waiting for a meeting to begin. I'm in the waiting area on the 19th floor of the Gonda building, which means nothing to you if you're not from Rochester. Basically, if you're going through Rochester, the Gonda building is the huge, obvious white building with the wavy glass facade.

One of the things I'm slowly starting to grasp is that, even though I have an actual office, with my name on it, I'm basically allowed to work anywhere my laptop can pick up a Mayo WiFi signal, which, from what I can gather, is a sizable footprint of the city. Then again, judging by my current bird's eye view of Rochester, this city isn't really that large. I suppose once you've looked down over Tokyo from the observation deck of Tokyo tower, a lot of cities look pretty small by comparison.

So anyway, yeah, this remote office idea. Obviously, I like it a lot, but I just can't shake the feeling that's it's just somehow. . . wrong. I suppose nearly a decade of toiling in jobs where I've been tethered to an office for eight straight hours a day has probably had some sort of psychological effect. Not unlike prison, he says, knowing it's not at all like prison. The idea that wherever the laptop goes, so goes my office is one of the really great aspects of this new job, so long as my laptop doesn't go sailing through the window and down 19 stories to the concrete below.

That would be most unfortunate.

Posted by Ryan at August 5, 2008 01:35 PM | TrackBack

Why do you have the dueling banjos inbred kid on here?!

Posted by: Autumn at August 6, 2008 04:01 PM

Thank you for removing the ass-rise.

Posted by: Keith at August 6, 2008 05:01 PM

Autumn, read Joshua's comment to me in the previous post. All will become clear.

Keith, think of it as a reprieve; the Dirty Mushroom is a lot like the Monty Python Spanish Inquisition in that nobody expects it. . . and then. . . BAM!

Posted by: Ryan at August 6, 2008 06:58 PM

If your laptop has the accelerometer thing that senses sudden movement then the writing heads will move off the platter before impact and save all your data. You should try it....with someone else's laptop first, of course.

And get video of the impact, especially if you can hit someone's big ass Hummer 19 stories down.

Posted by: Erik at August 6, 2008 10:10 PM

Ok-now it's even more funny.

Posted by: Autumn at August 7, 2008 10:18 AM
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