We The Wanderers….
Since joining Aviva last year, I have moved a total of 4 times. The picture here is the desk that I have been working out of for the last couple of months. Tomorrow I move once more.
I had no idea when signing my agreement that I was now officially a member of a gypsy caste. I already know that in less than 2 months, I move again. And then six months after that…yes, you guessed it, I move again. Pretty soon I will begin feeling like a marble on a board of Chinese checkers.
All the time I have been at the company, I have not once made any of the desks I’ve been at feel homey. I’ve posted no pictures or whimsical sayings. As a consultant, I refused to tie myself down to the company by feeling comfortable there. But now as an employee, I will be more prone to put up a picture of my wife and hang a few DIlbert Comics here or there. Maybe even put up some of my art.
The reason we do that is to feel some permanancy and comfort in our cubicles or offices. But knowing that I’m just going to be shuffled off again is not a very comfortable state of mind to be in, and I don’t know if I want to make myself feel attached to a workspace if I’m just going to lose it again.
Guess starting Friday I’ll start wearing bells and loose clothing for dancing around the fire.
O, gypsy spirit inside of me.
O, river spirit inside of me.
O, Gypsy River, I will always be.
From Hic Sunt Dracones
By Miriam Smyth