The two people who became homeless in this process, myself and the regular school social worker, were due to move into one of two storage closets in the guidance office. One was a bona fide office that had been used as a storage space. The other was an honest to goodness storage closet. I did my part and attempted to request the actual office office, seeing as how I'm there every day and the social worker covers several schools in the district, and therefore only pops in here and there - maybe once or twice a week.
Of course, I'm not the school social worker. I'm the social worker attached to the school on a grant program. So, I guess I wasn't too surprised when I ended up with the storage closet.
My friend Becky and I went over to check it out today, and...wow. I thought my last office was small! The new one appears to be about half the size. Of course, it's not. But it's extra skinny (thin? narrow?) and it feels a bit claustrophobic.
Oh, but wait, my friends. There's more. Imagine my surprise when we saw that the school's electrical fuse box is now located in my office???! Which makes it really difficult for my furniture placement, since I have been strictly informed to not place any furniture within three feet of the box.
But the fun doesn't stop there! There is a small box plugged into an outlet in my office. I have been instructed that absolutely under no circumstances can I unplug this little box. Why? Well, naturally, because it's attached to the school's alarm system. What I'm not quite sure of is whether the alarm goes off if I unplug it, or if unplugging it disables the alarm. Hmmm. Only one way to find out...
So. That's my new office, friends. I will officially "move in" in a couple of weeks, after I return from my southern roadtrip with Lisa. I plan on decorating the crap out of it to try and forget the fact that I now work in a closet. To be honest, I'm surprised there aren't mops and a laundry sink in the corner!!! And, don't worry, I'll take photos.
Any good tiny office decorating tips? Please keep in mind that I have absolutely no windows, either.