• HndsmKansan

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    Jul 24, 2008 3:47 PM GMT
    As some of you know, I recently moved my office from the traditional office building "setting" into office space in a country club.

    The country club has an 18 hole golf course, restaurant, fitness center (which is pretty nice, the locker rooms are incredible), the "pro golf shop" which is across the hall from my office... and and its all very convenient, only 1.5 miles from my house.

    I'm the only leased office space on the first floor. Most of the office leased are on the 2nd (which was a hotel previously). Adjacent to my office is the "bar & grill offices. It is very interesting to have these little 20 something bartenders, the guys in their little golf carts (that offer to take me "down" to my car in the parking lot), etc. Some are really cute.. all are social and many are nice.

    A very different kind of focus than the somewhat sterile atmosphere of your typical office building. Its great actually. My clients have reacted favorably,
    although this isn't a "street front" kind of office.
    Was a little unsure to begin with, but I think this risk seems to have paid off....
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    Jul 24, 2008 4:05 PM GMT
    Sounds like a great setting actually. I've always preferred a resort like setting to the sterile office enviroment. I think that it helps clients feel more at home too.
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    Jul 24, 2008 4:07 PM GMT
    no i did not know you had relocated but the location sounds fun... can you use the golf course?

    my company relocated from a nice office building facing the george washington bridge to an ugly warehouse in the middle of nowhere. The warehouse was converted in a huge cube-farm and it is disgusting; there are rat traps everywhere, bugs get in through through the air vents, the ceiling leaks, there aren't enough toilets...
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    Jul 24, 2008 6:08 PM GMT
    very interesting.
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    Jul 24, 2008 8:36 PM GMT
    That's interesting. Someone recently took me on a walk through a new office/lab development that's built into a very park-like setting. It seemed like a very pleasant environment to work in... if you have the time to step outside your office, that is.

    In the next decade, it ought to be harder to convince people to spend their lives in little windowless cubicles, when they could just as easily connect virtually from the locations of their choice. Maybe livable work environments are the wave of the future.

    I basically built one for myself. Gotta love that 70-foot commute. On busy days like this, I run downstairs for two sets in the weight room, then back up to the office to write up a report, etc. Except things are going so well that I'm advertising for an assistant. I guess I'm going to have to start dressing up for work and put on, like, a shirt and stuff.