How to escape the dungeon without damaging my relationship with my boss
July 27,2020 at 3:25AM UTC
When I was rehired after the pandemic shutdown, my boss had restyled the workspace to “be more efficient.” I was out in the front of the shop, with comfortable furniture, lots of space to work, lots of natural light though some of my supplies were scattered in different locations so they wouldn’t be in the other staffs way. Now I’m in a dark back hallway, with barely enough room, all my equipment is near to hand but I am stuck with the most uncomfortable chair and the staff basically have to crawl over me to get to the washroom.
My boss keeps commenting “isn’t this so much more efficient “. And I am getting more work completed, but I think it is due more to the type of work we are taking now than the setup.
The new layout feels so degrading and is causing me physical pain and anxiety.
How do I explain that this new setting is worse without the empirical evidence and without giving her offence?
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