Neighborhood seating

New ltdn10
Aug 24, 2017 25 Comments

Marc Lore is imposing this bullshit Jet com "neighborhood seating" system upon us at Walmart Labs. We're losing our assigned desks. What do you guys think of this? I am hoping it's a very short-lived experiment

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  • WalmartLabs npark
    So stupid. Neighborhood seating works at Jet cause they also get free beer. Give me free beer and I'll sit next to whomever they please.
    Aug 24, 2017 1
    • Deloitte PVaQ48
      Beer makes everything easier.
      Aug 24, 2017
  • Jacobs / Eng APoc
    Soooo... where are you supposed to keep all your crap (the stuff you need to do your job) that you'd normally keep in/on your desk?
    Aug 24, 2017 3
    • New ltdn10
      OP
      Storage lockers and cabinets. So I'll spend 15 minutes gathering my things, setting them up and making sure I have a desk with two monitors
      Aug 24, 2017
    • Jacobs / Eng APoc
      It sounds like a passive aggressive way to get people to show up to work earlier. I'd never survive...
      Aug 24, 2017
    • New ltdn10
      OP
      True. And also, the paranoid conspiracy theorist in me believes it makes layoffs easier. They must have spent a lot to retrieve, pack and mail everyone's things during the last layoff
      Aug 24, 2017
  • New RFrb21
    I think it's great. Makes working from home a lot easier.
    Aug 24, 2017 1
    • New ltdn10
      OP
      I wish my team had that option
      Aug 24, 2017
  • WalmartLabs nuAi11
    It sucks.. you keep pinging people on slack as you don't know where are they in office. Makes impromptu discussion harder as 30 min will go in collecting people from all around ( problem it was suppose to fix)
    Sep 2, 2017 0
  • Deloitte PVaQ48
    Oh man. I hate the open workplace trend. People need a desk with privacy. It seems to be the trend. Workbenches for all. I went into tech so I wouldn't have to sit at a fucking workbench.
    Aug 24, 2017 0
  • Walmart / Other
    acjD48

    Walmart Other

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    startups
    acjD48more
    Well... if it works for Jet, it should work for us, right? Lol
    Aug 30, 2017 1
    • WalmartLabs rand.randm
      Of course , jet bought us. They were so successful and know engineering well enough than Walmart Labs will ever do. Right :-)
      Sep 8, 2017
  • Amazon / Other
    c2h5oh

    Amazon Other

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    all the messages posted here are a work of fiction and have nothing to do with the real life, used only for therapeutic interactions with imaginary chatbots
    c2h5ohmore
    We are becoming factory workers. The next step will be a union.
    Aug 26, 2017 1
    • WalmartLabs KjCeXs~5
      A union at Walmart? Good luck with that.
      Aug 26, 2017
  • WalmartLabs KjCeXs~5
    As a full time remote person, I expect it will make it easier to find a desk when I do come into the office. But if I worked in the office and no longer had an assigned desk, I'd be pissed.
    Aug 25, 2017 1
    • WalmartLabs npark
      Lucky. The only thing I like about working in the office at San Bruno is the view
      Aug 25, 2017
  • Amazon / Eng pufferduck
    I don't mind it. Only slightly annoying when people leave their shit around. But otherwise I don't feel much of a difference from assigned seating.
    Aug 24, 2017 1
    • New ltdn10
      OP
      I want the freedom to leave my shit around
      Aug 24, 2017
  • WalmartLabs rand.randm
    I lost my ergonomic set up and already started having pains. Thanks Marc!
    Sep 8, 2017 0
  • New ltdn10
    OP
    How did you guys get verified for Walmartlabs? LinkedIn didn't work for me and I'm a little wary of e-mail verification
    Sep 2, 2017 2
    • WalmartLabs nuAi11
      Email verification.. you need to send email to blind with your office account
      Sep 2, 2017
    • New ltdn10
      OP
      Is the e-mail I send it to from a blind.com domain?
      Sep 2, 2017
  • New / Eng
    122612

    New Eng

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    Oracle
    122612more
    Mercenaries/Missionaries
    Its all total bs imo
    Nov 3, 2017 0
  • Oath Yaahoo
    So how are WalMartLabs and jet really getting on. Any positives..
    Oct 12, 2017 0
  • Fannie Mae / Ops
    #mortgages

    Fannie Mae Ops

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    CGI, IBM
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    Infrastructure person
    #mortgagesmore
    Happening here too
    Aug 24, 2017 0

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