If you had the opportunity to sit next to your boss at work would you do it?

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  1. Icey101

    Icey101

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    Well i might be moving off my side of the floor and on to the other side and on the other side my Boss sits, there is a vacant seat right next to him and i mean no partition, full view job. There are a few other seats near by. I am thinking this, our hours we work are about the same, the dude is a smart operator and i could learn a few things, i could listen in to all the management conversations also.....but on the down side he would have his eye on me and when i go out for a coffee or whatever he will know where and what i am doing all the time....

    Not sure, what do you guys think, should i go for it? or could this be a really big mistake?

    By the way i get along reasonably well with him too
  2. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Gold Supporting Member

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    A boss typically works on a different level and time scale.
    If you are confident about your work and are willing to expand your horizons, it can only be a positive move.
    Not so much if you want to be left alone, do your stuff and nothing else.
  3. Stilettoprefer

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    Heck yeah!!! I love my boss! He's honestly one of the coolest guys I know and I could definitely learn a lot from him.

    Actually, everyone that I work with is really cool, but my boss is one of the ones that I get along with the best.

    We don't really have "spots" though. It's a machine shop, so we all work in different areas with a group of people. My boss personally trained everyone on the shift and we all BS together (boss included) while waiting for machines to spit out parts.
  4. Jim Nazium

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    It would definitely cut down my TB posting :)
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  6. DwaynieAD

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    When I worked commercial real estate I sat in full view of the company's CFO every day for 2 years.
  7. knumbskull

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    i sit diagonally opposite mine. keeps me out of trouble i guess.
  8. jaxstarke

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    As a chef for over around 10 years I worked every day with my boss. And his boss.
  9. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

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    Make sure to have a package of wet wipes handy and make a production about wiping the end of your nose when your co-workers pass by........ :bag:

    I would consider this to be more of an opportunity. If your boss isn't a jerk, you might ask him about mentoring or something.
  10. pedroims

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    My boss sit next to me, no issues, I am talking to him and checking TB righ now :D
  11. Duuuuuuuuuude

    Duuuuuuuuuude

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    You know who sits next to his boss?

    [​IMG]
  12. stevetx19

    stevetx19 Supporting Member

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    boss? that's so 20th century. Get yourself to a flat hierarchy man.
  13. iamlowsound

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  14. zachoff

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    I would not.
  15. RDUB

    RDUB Supporting Member

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    If you're serious about getting ahead, you're already working at capacity. It's a great place to watch, listen, and learn. It never hurts to be in the boss's view.
  16. mbelue

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    LoL. Love it.
  17. yodedude2

    yodedude2 Supporting Member

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    you bet i would!






    oh wait a minute. boss? i thought you said BASS.
  18. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

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    My cubicle is right outside of my bosses office. He cant see me, though, unless he is in the hallway. I dont really care. He leaves me alone.
  19. tastybasslines

    tastybasslines Supporting Member

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    Yes, but you're cute, Icey101 is likely not. :D
  20. bassgod0dmw

    bassgod0dmw Supporting Member

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    I've got nothing to hide and do my job very well. I sit next to my bosses boss right now. We share the same table actually.
  21. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

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    You do know that pedroim's avatar is not a picture of him/herself, right? ;)

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