When I first got hired on, I had a make shift desk.
It took ten minutes for that computer to boot. I told the I.T. guy I had a knack for removing viruses. So he gave me cooty vill. some computer left behind that had like 500 viruses on it. I really miss that hardwood floor. I could scoot around with a breeze.
But we got a great deal on a new office in a better building.
Less than a year after we moved into a large office on the fourth floor of a building in Houston
We find it is time to leave.
Read The Whole Story on how a leasing agency skipped out on us as renters.
On Short notice, we turned to one of our most common customers. One of Houston’s largest contractors. They were happy to accommodate us with a temporary place to hold us, and to give us a better deal than what we were getting at the previous location. but for a short time we had to stay in a small corner of the building. Don’t get me wrong, we were so happy that we had air conditioning again and someone to take out the trash and bathrooms with full supplies.
First we had to break down the old office. 48 cubicles. (could be more. probably more)
Next we had to break down the server.
The Resident geek and I spent forever keeping every wire in order, neat and organized. 48 cubicles wired in and 20 offices wired in and like 4 different servers for different duties. and now we had to tear it all down.
Then we had to move it to the new office.
The darn thing would not fit in the elevator.
Trust that we got the Server upstairs. but for a short time, the rack was sitting somewhere behind a bunch of junk in the area we all shared crammed into 5 offices. All of us!.
Here is what I first snapped together for myself the night before everyone else moved.
It didn’t last forever. i just waited for everyone to get a desk before I wandered around to get myself one.
Okay, that desk rocks. It’s like 400lbs with all the drawers in. I love it. You have to understand, I have had some crummy jobs. None of them dealt with me sitting down.
We soon hooked up a temporary server in our temporary I.T. room.
Our resident geek’s temporary office. Our server was pretty much what you see on the little light colored table thingy with wheels. and the little fold up rack next to it.
The walls are up for my new office. Man this month is going to be long.
Nearly two weeks have gone by, they are finally working on MY office again. Woo hoo! (oh and the exit sign was relocated.)
Some of us really get at each other. Even the owner of the company is sick of a few people. but you gotta give it to the guy. He could have stayed home in his own personal office and made the resident geek and I make sure he has a safe strong connection. He sat with us along with his dad the CEO of the company. Pretty cool.
Meanwhile, everything we had like the color plotter and large office printers and a ton or two of desks were all in PODS provided by a company called “PACK RAT”. 7 pods.
Our resident geek the whole time was wiring up the rack in the new I.T. room. There wasn’t much I could do to help. He did a great job.
Well they finished my office. It looks great. but a ton smaller than what the drawings showed. The scale was way off.
Here’s the new bullpen before all of the cubicles get built.
The bullpen looks great. It’s going to hold 24 cubicles.
The rest of them are spare parts.
Notice the chair with the Monitors in it. Have not yet moved my desk in at this point. That drafting table will have to go. I never use that dang thing. I have autodesk, it’s not like I sit with a ruler and pencil to do my drawings.
Everything is moved in . nothing is in order but everything is moved in. I guess that month cluttered and cramped has ruined us.
My desk in the Office now. Man I need to clean stuff up a bit.
The resident geek’s office. Cool he has been at a cramped crummy desk for about month, now he has his desk back.
It does not kill you to have to move. It does not kill you to hang through the tough spots. Things get better and working quietly can happen. Even in the worst conditions. This was an emergency building relocation, and we survived.
Can’t wait to paint the new company logo in the front office.
If you have an office moving or building relocation story feel free to tell it. Good or bad.