Benghazi issues continue to flow through congress and the news, but they don’t appear to filter down to my level – at least, not directly. While it doesn’t come up in our daily conversations much, it’s still disturbingly fascinating, like a car wreck. Some construction changes and projects are developing as a result of the Accountability Review Board findings, so we’ll be accommodating those soon. It’s fascinating to have a better understanding of the issues’ implications though, like pieces of a puzzle coming together for a complete picture. I’m a big fan of perspective.
Our Construction Management office’s building floor is starting to get reconfigured over the next few months to accommodate more people in a more open cube layout. It should be interesting, particularly considering how tight quarters are now. For example, someone ordered about a dozen boxes of hard hats, but we don’t have much storage space in our current configuration, so they ended up getting stored in a currently-empty corner office. Assuming the new layout has less storage space, it may encourage us to use more digital formats for files. At least, that’s the Glass Half Full way of looking at this opportunity. So long as I can keep my red Swingline, I'll be happy.
I’ve been catching up with the Facilities Managers who were in my same specialist class since most of them left for their posts about a month ago. It sounds like each of them was dropped into a...an opportunity zone. They’re very, very busy with work.
Like anywhere else, it's not all work at work. I recently overheard someone giving a compliment by saying, "I like your shirt - it looks like a margarita." I thought it was awesome. I think it was a Friday, so I’m guessing that wasn’t a coincidence.
(This post written while listening to Violent Femmes Promise)