Thursday, September 10, 2009

I deserve this.

About 2 years ago, we moved offices. Just from one floor to another - but it was a move. In our old space, I had an office. I loved my office. It was a hole in the wall, small, no windows.... but IT HAD A DOOR. That I could CLOSE. When we moved there weren't enough offices for all VPs, and since I was the VP with the least seniority, I was going to get a cube. So I fought and fought and fought (and finally, won) for the cube on the furthest end of the floor, outside of the general foot traffic, and on a corner with windows. If I was going to end up in a cube, this was pretty much the perfect cube.

I did not expect to be pregnant for 2 years straight. Let me give you an illustration of my issue:

(You probably need to click to make it bigger).

It's a very very very long walk to the bathroom. Like, I'm not exaggerating, at least a 5 minute walk. I would say that I'm in the office for plus or minus 8 hours a day. And I'm walking to and from the bathroom for maybe an hour of that day, as my bladder is the size of a pea.

I was rather bitchy in my fight for this cube (I'm not ashamed of it - the woman that I was fighting with to get this is a pretty nasty woman, and just on that alone doesn't deserve a nice cube)... but this is my punishment. I'm guessing that at least one time in the 12 weeks I'm not going to make it to the bathroom in time.


Carrie27 said...

That is a long walk to the bathroom, especially when pregnant with two.

Jennifer said...

Oh you poor thing...that's a hike! Love the diagram ; )

HereWeGoAJen said...

Oh no. I hope you keep making it!

Nicky said...

Do those conference rooms get used much? I would book myself one of the conference rooms for part of the day, then bring my laptop or whatever and work from there. Then you could spend at least part of the day closer to the bathroom. I think that people would understand. You can even leave a note on your cube letting people know where to find you.

(I spent the last month or two of my pregnancy with my feet up on a couch in our office lounge, typing away on my laptop, because having my feet up on the couch allowed me to work much more comfortably than I could at my desk in my office. People were very understanding. Better that I use the lounge and continue to get stuff done than have to take an early leave of absence.)

emily said...

I'm sorry, but I'm not sure I have laughed that hard in a while. Your picture was hilarious! But it is unfortunate that you are so far away! Ditto what Nicky says, move into a conference room if it's available.

Sooz said...

Depends or Poise.