Post # 1
I share an office with two others, and my desk is purposely angled so people coming in can stand in front of me. But for some reason, everyone insists on walking around the desk so they can stand behind me. First, I don’t like people behind me, it freaks me out. Second, I don’t want people star in at my computer. I don’t have anything to hide, but it’s none of their business. I just had someone come in and make a snarky remark about the boxes under my desk. I commented back that since no one has a reason to come behind my desk, it’s no one’s business but mine. Unfortunately the comment was ignored, and I’m sure she’ll be back again. How rude would it be to put up a “no trespassing” sign?
Post # 3
@OkieHeart: Whaaaa? What a bizarre thing for them to do! Was this snarky woman a superior? If she ignored your comment she’d probably ignore a sign too.
If she’s just a coworker, I’d just ask her to step around ot the front of your desk 🙂
Post # 4
- Wedding: September 2013 - B&B
ugh I hate that too! Maybe you should do it to her back…
Post # 5
That’s pretty bizarre! Maybe people have an issue talking across the desk?
Post # 6
Stack the boxes beside you so they can’t come around the back, or pile your shoes there.
Post # 7
She’s just a co worker, but she’s not the only one that does it. The majority if our staff are in cubes, and by default they sit with their back to everyone. I guess they feel if they have to have people behind them, everyone else should too. And if they have an issue talking across a desk, why not stand next to it? But to actually go BEHIND me? Makes no sense at all.
Post # 8
@OkieHeart: Place two chairs on the other side of the desk. When someone comes into your office, stand up and walk around to the other side of the desk.
Post # 9
That’s rude. Make it so they can’t come around the other side.