Today was different at work. It felt as if something was missing. The circle of fun at work that was developed over last two months among few of us was gone overnight..

Two months ago, we ( 7, including our PM ) were shifted from our cabin space to this special room by boss in hopes to keep our ass under fire and increase our productivity. Everyone in the office saw this room like a concentration camp as it was next to boss 's office. Nobody liked the idea of working in that room. We were seen as prisoners as we walked into our work cage.

In the cage, there is a fixed table. We had to adjust our workspace around that table. Everyone was just an arm length away from each other. It didn't take that long to form a bond among us. Some of us would bring snacks and we all shared it and ate it there. We had fights and discussions. The girl in my team and other team would have silly fights about their legspace boundary. The guy who is on a quest to find his life partner would seek for our opinions about his matrimony findings. That time the girls roasted guy about his patriarchal attitude. Instant discussions on current events. Movie reviews and sharing about various life experiences. Lots of such memories were formed and shared over last two months while we worked in there.

For me, it felt like living "The Office" in real life. It was amazing. I was starting to forget my dreams of self employment and plans to resign career because this human connection was addictive. We all learned a little more about each other which otherwise would not have been happened outside the cage.

We didn't realize the bubble and dynamics we had formed in that room until it was gone today when we were shifted back to our cabin space.

It was obvious we were little sad inside having to say bye to our bubble.


  • 12
    I really enjoyed reading this.
  • 4
    I feel you brother, in my previous job it was like that, then we were out around a rectangular table with wide spaces keeping us away, that's when I lost interest in my job. In this one we are a team of 8 + PM + Sales we enjoy talks here and there and it only feels like a ghost town when we are closing on to a deadline, we all mute and focus.

    Bottom line, having ability to interact with teammates especially when non has that attitude of: I'm a god and they are no one, then it's the perfect team to work witg
  • 1
    Nice story, made me sad a little; you should write.
  • 1
    Having good workmates is a blessing that you only realize when it's gone.
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