Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Barren



The reduction of staff levels at a local technology company's campus has left its mark over the years. A good number of the buildings have whole office floors of empty cubicles; rooms full of nothing but pieces of office furniture, and printers from the 1990's - 2000's. A walkabout through these areas paints a surreal post-apocalyptic atmosphere.

Outside a short corridor with barren rooms, where (presumably) team leaders and supervisors used to work delegating to their cubicle minions, a bulletin board hangs, as if a historic beacon to the hearts and minds of the workers. The expression from the employees regarding imminent force reductions presents itself as cartoons from Dilbert, circa the late 1990's, with the subject matter of each one related to the devaluation of the human labor force.