Penn Station! holy shit! It's a real place!
(FoW played that song when I saw them a couple weeks ago, I nearly decided to pick my lyric-of-the week from it, but then got distracted)
After the first time I was there
, I went back and listened to that album and was astonished by how many of the place names
had now taken on meanings.
You have a lyric of the week?
well, not exactly. I have a lyric on my info page
, and I change it with my mood.
It's about five real places. There seems to be an Amtrak regulation that all train stations in the Northeast must be named Penn Station or Union Station.
and on the office thing, it's been six months, and every morning when I wake up, my first breath is a sigh of relief that I don't have to immediately zip off to some miserable place.
'course, I spent my career avoiding break-rooms -- people in those places want to have conversations, and I hate that.
The typical break room is a place of horror, I'll readily admit. CubeSpace has a nice one, though.
Two hundred and fifty a month!? For that price, I hope the "free" coffee comes in a diamond-encrusted carafe.
I think it's reasonable, with everything you get
. Besides, this plus my $450 rent put together are probably still less than your half of your rent, right?
My half of the rent used to be $550, but it went up to $750 with our new place 2 months ago. So yeah, $450 + 250 < what I pay now.
It seems to me that most folks would use CubeSpace because they want to work without distraction, which would result in sort of a "library" vibe, not really lending itself to office camaraderie (if that's what you're missing).
The pictures on their site just look horrid to me. I'd hate to work in a cube (not that I've ever actually *tried* it, heh). However, I HAVE done plenty of commuting, and I would never miss it.
But try CubeSpace. It might make you fitter, happier, and more productive!
If I were you, I'd try a day-pass or two before joining, or see if they'll let you come hang out for a bit to see if the vibe is what you're looking for.
I've never actually worked in a cube, either. The office in Chicago didn't have walls, and I've been working from home since then.
I do want to work without distraction, but home is distracting. Work-type distractions are okay. It's hard to explain, I guess.
My roommate Neil used to do co-working
, but now he and Zack just rent their own office for their friends. It's about the same price and they have more control over the space.
I know Brad
who coined the term, but oddly isn't currently using a co-working space.
...remind me to give you that free week coupon I meant to hand you last week. (Or come by any day this week after noon, and I'll be there and I can give it to you.)
Thanks! I think I will stop by.
Okay, if I get this right, you say you miss commuting to work, being in an office, and shitty office coffee? Yeah, I think you may have lost it, dear. :)
(Although, at the same time, I can understand your point. As much as I hated having to go to Detroit all the time with my old job, I always sort of looked forward to it because the office environment was all-around so much better than what I had in Chicago.)
The coffee's good!
CubeSpace is an office that people voluntarily choose to go to. They have to make it a pleasant place to be, or they'll go out of business.
2007-09-07 10:23 pm (UTC)
I suppose you have a point there. The consistently-burnt Maxwell House they served at my work actually caused me to give up drinking coffee for a year and a half. Just thinking about it brings back traumatic memories...**shudder**
Sorry, that last comment was me.
2007-09-20 12:55 am (UTC)
I used to WFH all but two days every few weeks, because I lived about 1 1/2 hours from the office. My (now ex) husband informed me I was "getting weird" from the lack of social interaction. The upshot is I shared an office for a few months with a friend who also telecommuted. It did help me to have somewhere to go in the morning, and a place to leave "work" when I was done for the day.