From The Hot Desk Of…

| April 12, 2019 | Reply

Just a quick one from me today.

Firstly to give you a nudge/shove/bodily frogmarch in the direction of this.

I met this bloke a few years back. In a field-turned-carpark by Cheltenham racecourse since you ask.

I’d been following his tips for a few months and wanted to hear about how he’d achieved a very impressive track record.

He told me his process for picking winners. It was intense, it was rigorous, it sounded bloody time consuming to be honest.

Still, it explained why I’d made a tidy sum that summer following his tips.

He had an edge. He’d worked for it.

But he held something back from me that day.

One crucial piece of the jigsaw which, he now confesses, is the major source of that edge.

A detail that’s hiding in plain sight, ignored not just by punters but by bookies as well.

If you’ve ever looked at a race card you’ll have seen it. Possibly hundreds or thousands of times.

But after you read this, you’ll never look at this “edge maker” in the same way again.

The other reason I’m writing today – and I apologise in advance for this – is to vent my frustration at the rat race.

Specifically, receiving an email from work about how much they value us, all in the same day I learned I may not have a desk anymore.

I am soon to join the ranks of the hot deskers. A nomad with a laptop.

I’m bracing myself for the tide of horsesh** that I’m about to be told.

About how it’ll mean I sit next to and get to know a broader range of colleagues (as if that’s a good thing).

About how I’ll barely notice it before long (to be fair, I spend a lot of my time here actively imagining I’m not, so they may be onto something there).

About how it gives me more freedom to work where I want (completely negated by the number of pointless meetings people put in my diary).

Predictably, the move to hotdesking has divided people into two factions: the “desks are for the weak” brigade who embrace this insanity, and normal people.

I realise, as I moan to you, that these problems are a) first world and b) not yours.

But thanks for letting me get it off my chest.

I guess it could be worse. I have a friend whose entire office disappeared from under him when they closed it.

His colleagues went to another office the company has, but he was told he has to work from home.

I find it hilarious, so do feel free to laugh at my plight.

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