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Started by bossab2 on Nov 13, 2020 6:37:43 PM
What, not-strictly-work items did you have on your "at work" desk ?

Back in the days when we all went to work...

bossab2 - 13 Nov 2020 18:38:58 (#1 of 55)

Tea cup of dried lavender

( now at home)

Dubris - 13 Nov 2020 18:40:38 (#2 of 55)

Lime green parrot decoration. It's still there, guarding the desk.

TRaney - 13 Nov 2020 18:42:32 (#3 of 55)


TommyDGNR8 - 13 Nov 2020 19:17:01 (#4 of 55)

All sorts. A dalek, a clanger, a floating globe lamp and my Christmas lights.

TRaney - 13 Nov 2020 19:26:23 (#5 of 55)

Tommy earlier today

TommyDGNR8 - 13 Nov 2020 19:27:46 (#6 of 55)

I'd never wear a yellow tie with that shirt. It demands turquoise.

bossab2 - 13 Nov 2020 19:31:39 (#7 of 55)

I had two lego technics bulldozers for fiddling with during long phone calls.

They're home as well.

Snarlygog - 13 Nov 2020 19:32:45 (#8 of 55)

Crystal ball for arch sarcasm. Rubber Pac man, Brass statue of sitting woman.small wooden elephant.

widenation - 13 Nov 2020 19:32:50 (#9 of 55)

My desk was clear (easier for cleaners).

helbel - 13 Nov 2020 19:33:47 (#10 of 55)

Plant, mug, Dust Puppy.

angelico - 13 Nov 2020 19:38:02 (#11 of 55)

A piece of mahogany, inlaid with shapes of ebony and purple heart from when my son did joinery at college. A silver tankard about 4” tall that my dad won in the Chance and Hunts darts tournament in the 30s. That’s it.

airynothing - 13 Nov 2020 19:44:01 (#12 of 55)

Three coasters. A pile of paperwork to be shredded/filed. A few extraneous pieces of technical string. A pair of wireless earbuds. From time to time a cat containment circle (flattened wool cat cave, lives on the floor when the cat's not around) surmounted by a cat.

bossab2 - 13 Nov 2020 19:48:26 (#13 of 55)

My mate - who is big on crap - famously had a dressmakers dummy by his desk.

bossab2 - 13 Nov 2020 19:49:54 (#14 of 55)

The programmers at work have legions of scifi characters all lined up around their desks.

I suspect the cleaners hate them.

widenation - 13 Nov 2020 19:55:03 (#15 of 55)

The IT 'basement' was a real issue with our cleaners.

TommyDGNR8 - 13 Nov 2020 19:57:22 (#16 of 55)

I suspect the cleaners hate them.

Cleaners never actually clean desks unless you request it and supervise them doing it.

widenation - 13 Nov 2020 19:59:21 (#17 of 55)

My cleaners did - provided you had followed the 'clear desk policy'.

bossab2 - 13 Nov 2020 20:00:38 (#18 of 55)

Our programmers are powerful people.

I think the cleaners must move (and replace in exactly the right place) hundreds of characters per night (or at least did until lockdown).

Although all the sci fi characters could now be piled in a box by now.

JennyRad - 13 Nov 2020 21:35:14 (#19 of 55)

I didn't keep anything on my desk except an inbox in my old job - but I was made redundant during Lockdown 1 and I do hope I will eventually be able to go back and pick up my Go boards and phone chargers and paper knife that I left in the drawers ...

The new desk I've only visited five times so haven't had time to leave anything useful there, except for a box of coffee bags in the desk drawer.

gertie110 - 13 Nov 2020 21:56:12 (#20 of 55)

A box of frogs. A framed cartoon drawn for me when we were replacing a system and migrating a fuckton of data. The OfSTED proportions/descriptions table.

I can remake a box of frogs anytime. I know the OfSTED proportions/descriptions off by heart. I really hope the cartoon has not been permanently disposed of, though I don't expect to ever work in the building it is in again.

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