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Slideshow: Even More Messy Desks
10/8/2012

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Erich Voigt, an engineer in Cape Town, South Africa, says, 'My Home Desk? Damn! It was here somewhere...'
Erich Voigt, an engineer in Cape Town, South Africa, says, "My Home Desk? Damn! It was here somewhere..."

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naperlou
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Bad timing
naperlou   10/8/2012 10:49:14 AM
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Wow, there are some great ones here.  What bad timing I have.  I just cleaned mine up.

Jennifer Campbell
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Re: Bad timing
Jennifer Campbell   10/8/2012 11:12:36 AM
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Well, naperlou, if you are anything like your counterparts, I'm sure you will have something to show us in no time.

=)

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richnass   10/8/2012 12:20:45 PM
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I need to show these to my wife. Maybe she'll stop bothering me to clean up my office. One of the downsides of working from home.

Jennifer Campbell
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Re: Bad timing
Jennifer Campbell   10/8/2012 12:24:38 PM
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I, for one, find organization in my chaos. I imagine this is true for a lot of people.

Cadman-LT
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Hard to believe
Cadman-LT   10/8/2012 12:52:20 PM
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I am kind of a neat freak, but how people can work in messes like that is beyond me! 

NadineJ
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Very Fun
NadineJ   10/8/2012 5:08:46 PM
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Besides 3D printers and EV conspiracies, we tend to love messy desks here.

Variety is the spice of life, as the saying goes.  Some people are neat and unproductive.  Some are messy and productive.  And, most fall somewhere in between.

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Re: Bad timing
Ann R. Thryft   10/8/2012 6:30:06 PM
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Jenn, I think the fact that you were inspired to do this slideshow by your own messy desk is funny. Mine used to be pretty insane back in the day, and someone told me it was a sign of a creative mind. That was comforting, and I always knew where everything was. But then I lost something really important in the stack--a credit card bill--and there were, um, consequences. Now I try to clean it up a lot more often. Plus, the available desktop area has gotten much smaller, so, I have to.

Charles Murray
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Impressive
Charles Murray   10/8/2012 6:30:12 PM
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These are some impressively messy desks. Mike Carter gets the Biggest Mess award because his work space appears to be tipping over. Erich Voight is a close second based on sheer scope. It must take a great deal of fortitude to continue working under these conditions.

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Jon Titus   10/8/2012 7:22:27 PM
I agree with your selections, Charles.  Bet there's a pack of 8-inch floppy disks somewhere in Mike Carter's work area.  I'm a neat-freak compared to the people who submitted these photos.

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gsmith120   10/9/2012 9:46:54 AM
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Wow!! I thought an ex-coworker's desk was messy but nothing compared to the ones in the slide show.  He had what I called a functional messy office.  The man could find anything at any time on his desk and floor piles.  It was amazing.

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