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apresher
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Mechanical Design Engineers Desks
apresher   2/10/2012 8:14:23 AM
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Jim, you are most definitely in the minority with the clean desk although I can see that mechanical design engineers may have a greater appreciation for precision and order.  Maybe others can weigh in on the engineering disciplines with the worst track record.

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JimT@Future-Product-Innovations   2/10/2012 12:29:35 AM
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Funny situation about empty cubicles gathering other people's stuff ....There was one vacant corner cube that had clear visibility by everyone walking past to the break room.  On the blank White Board was clearly printed, "This Space Left Blank Intentionally".

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Re: Most Organized Engineering Desktops
JimT@Future-Product-Innovations   2/10/2012 12:23:23 AM
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Mechanical Design Engineers are commonly neat and organized; especially those born under the Virgo sign.  So organized that it becomes a setback  .... almost OCD-like ... I'm talking about myself, of course.  I find that I can't concentrate on work if distracted by clutter and have to "put things away" before realizing any productivity.  Laugh if you must --- I'm used to it now --- my wife has been making fun of me for years.

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Re: Clutter is one thing, but ...
Charles Murray   2/9/2012 5:07:07 PM
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It doesn't matter if my desk is clean or messy, I can never find anything. I build 30 minutes into every day and place it in the category of "looking for stuff I've lost."

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Re: Clutter is one thing, but ...
Ann R. Thryft   2/9/2012 2:41:40 PM
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I'd say my success rate for finding things after cleaning my desk, or my office for that matter, is about 50%. Half of the time cleaning means I find things I need but had temporarily "lost," and the other half of the time I put  stuff someplace else I can't remember.


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Re: Clutter is one thing, but ...
Jennifer Campbell   2/9/2012 1:48:38 PM
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it's definitely funny how the mind works. I tend to find organization through my clutter. When I clean my desk, I end up not being able to find anything.

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Jon Titus   2/9/2012 11:57:25 AM
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Hi, Arnoldnewb.  Have you ever seen an empty desk? Even desks in empty offices or cubes tend to accumulate someone's "stuff."  Mostly I see messy desks or organized desks but can't find a correlation between the state of a desk and the state of the owner's mind.  It's fun to speculate, though.

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Favorite saying
anoldnewb   2/9/2012 10:30:33 AM
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if a cluttered desk signifies a cluttered mind,

what does a nearly empty desk signify?

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Off topic, but...
mbunds   2/9/2012 9:27:25 AM
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I'm happy to see that I'm not the only one who still uses CRT oscilloscopes; these slim-line color LCD 'scopes have me feeling my age. I just can't seem to give up my circa 1980 4-Channel Tektronix (analog) storage scope! 

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Tim   2/8/2012 8:57:16 PM
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The way I see it, more papers or clutter on your desk means more open projects which means more work done for the company.

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