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« on: July 21, 2008 05:31:25 AM »

I know that I can't be the only cubicle dweller on Craftster with an insane love for all the kitchy office humor around.  The Office (British and American), Office Space, Clock Watchers, 9 to 5, Dilbert, cubicle pranks, thinkgeek.com, ... it's all good, and helped me get through from the transition from college to a regular day job.  (What?  My schedule doesn't change every three months?  This is it?  For the rest of my life?  OMGNOOOOOOOOOOOOO!)

So in honor of that humor that keeps all of us office drones sane, I would like to propose an office swap.  Decorations for your desk/cubicle (locker, bus, truck cab, whatever personal space you have at your job) or items pertaining to office pop culture.

Any suggestions to refine this idea?  any interest period?  Signups likely wouldn't be until late August or September, unless someone else took over the organizing.

Here is the current plan:  (Input is welcome.)

I'm going to try to start sign ups on the 18th of August-28th of August.  I'll have partners assigned by the evening of the 29th (US CST).  Three weeks+ to craft, giving us a shipping deadline of September 22nd.

I will not be able to organize this one due to some personal conflicts right now.  Sorry guys!


Open to all countries, any age.

Aiming for 5 points, standard being 1 medium and 3 smalls.  (lg=3, md=2, sm=1)
Extras allowed if ok'd with your partner.

Craft anything for a cube or office, OR anything that is an homage to office pop culture.  I'll start digging for examples this week.

Long story short, this swap will happen.  Hurray!
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« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2008 10:40:27 AM »

I don't work anymore but my husband works in a cubicle. I think I'd like to participate. Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2008 10:41:54 AM »

Yay!  Well, that's two of us so far!  LOL
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« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2008 10:43:15 AM »

I would be SO DOWN for this! I work in a cubicle and I absalutely LOVE the office and office space =)
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« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2008 11:32:05 AM »

I love this swap idea!!! I just moved to a new cubicle and it looks so sad being decorated with my sticky pad reminders!

I am bank!
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« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2008 11:42:41 AM »

I'm glad someone else thinks it's a good idea.

Would the September timeline work for everyone here, as far as y'all know?  And does anyone have preferences for sizes?

I'm personally a fan of relatively small swaps, so I was thinking 4-5 points total.  (1 medium and 2-3 smalls?)

Any input?
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« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2008 11:55:55 AM »

I'll have my new baby by then so the time is fine and small is good!
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« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2008 12:05:11 PM »

Oh I would definately be up for this!  I love The Office and office space and frankly my cube could use a facelift.  Pimp my cubicle!
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« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2008 12:23:19 PM »

I finally got a cubicle with a window, but it could still use some sprucing up! I would totally be up for this swap!
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« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2008 12:49:03 PM »

I finally got a cubicle with a window, but it could still use some sprucing up! I would totally be up for this swap!

That's funny. 

I had a window.  And then they promoted me.  You know what they did?  Moved me into the file room.  No joke.

They'd better leave my red Swingline alone.  (I have one... seriously....)
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« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2008 01:04:39 PM »

As long as they don't move you to the basement...


I have a purple swingline and it has moved to three diferent jobs with me. I loves it  Grin
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« Reply #11 on: July 21, 2008 01:09:10 PM »

This sounds great. My office just moved and my old cube was nice and warm and bright. My new cube is sterile and cold and (best of all) the closest window looks out over the hole where the World Trade Center used to be so I could really use some cheering up!
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« Reply #12 on: July 21, 2008 01:21:04 PM »

What is a Swingline?
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« Reply #13 on: July 21, 2008 01:34:06 PM »

What is a Swingline?

It is a popular brand of stapler.

And the brand that Milton Waddams in Office Space obsesses over.
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« Reply #14 on: July 21, 2008 01:49:36 PM »

Wow, I need to re-watch that movie.
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« Reply #15 on: July 21, 2008 04:12:35 PM »

I could be convinced.  I'm interviewing for a new job now (laid off - dang economy  Angry ) and WHEN I find a new job I would love some spiffy crafty stuff to decorate my cube with!

Also, I'm doing some consulting work during the summer, and I've never worked at a place more desperately in need of a swear jar.  Seriously, the swear jar would contain so much money they wouldn't need any more VC.  Tongue
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« Reply #16 on: July 21, 2008 04:19:37 PM »

i'm full of interest for this swap, the time may be an issue (starting a BA program in a month... it's possible i won't have any time to spare) but i want to make it work Smiley
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« Reply #17 on: July 21, 2008 07:49:24 PM »

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« Reply #18 on: July 21, 2008 08:08:15 PM »

I would be up for this if it were septemberish. My office isnt a cubicle, its actually a LARGE office/lobby type of thing but hey whatever its still an office. I so need something to like lock my pens up (for some reason they always disappear?) My scissors used to disappear and somehow mysteriously end up in the shop area where my service technicians "acquired" them from me (as they like to call it). SO I solved that issue & bought like 5 scissors for the shop & put a big sign up that says "Touch Ila's scissors & you'll die. Have a great day!" lol
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« Reply #19 on: July 21, 2008 08:45:02 PM »

I would be up for this if it were septemberish. My office isnt a cubicle, its actually a LARGE office/lobby type of thing but hey whatever its still an office. I so need something to like lock my pens up (for some reason they always disappear?) My scissors used to disappear and somehow mysteriously end up in the shop area where my service technicians "acquired" them from me (as they like to call it). SO I solved that issue & bought like 5 scissors for the shop & put a big sign up that says "Touch Ila's scissors & you'll die. Have a great day!" lol

See, I would have a tendency to do something totally inappropriate like tape a tampon to them or something.  *evil grins*

But then, maybe that's why I've been banished to the file room.  I'll have to think about that.  Heehee.
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« Reply #20 on: July 22, 2008 08:55:53 AM »

Alright, I just edited the OP to include actual dates and things.  Hope to see you guys involved!!!! 

(FYI, this would be my first swap to organize... I hope I do good!)
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« Reply #21 on: July 25, 2008 04:40:24 PM »

I'd be interested in this!
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« Reply #22 on: August 08, 2008 01:23:49 PM »

I've got some personal stuff that's come up in the last week or so and so it looks doubtful that I'll be able to organize.  I hope someone does take this over though, because it did look like there was some interest.

Maybe see you guys next time around!!!
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« Reply #23 on: August 08, 2008 01:30:01 PM »

I'd be willing to step in if we can just hold off for another couple of weeks. I need to get another swap under my belt but I'm definitely interested!

The timeline you established earlier would probably work fine for me, or possibly moved forward one more week.
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« Reply #24 on: August 11, 2008 10:02:32 PM »

Actually, a better timeline for me would be First week of September for sign up starts and perhaps Mid October for sendouts?

Would that work?

Are people still interested?
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« Reply #25 on: August 12, 2008 09:43:17 AM »

yes dragonmama, that works for this girl! Smiley
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« Reply #26 on: August 12, 2008 05:06:31 PM »

Sweet, I have it on my calendar then. Cheesy
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« Reply #27 on: August 14, 2008 07:32:15 PM »

Hey everyone!!  I see that you all need an organizer for this swap.  If you are all still interested, I'm more than willing to organize for you.  I love office stuff very much.   I'm slightly obsessed w/ office stuff.  I'm sad.  LOL

If you are all still interested, do the dates still sound good to everyone?
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« Reply #28 on: August 14, 2008 09:22:06 PM »

Hey everyone!!  I see that you all need an organizer for this swap.  If you are all still interested, I'm more than willing to organize for you.  I love office stuff very much.   I'm slightly obsessed w/ office stuff.  I'm sad.  LOL

If you are all still interested, do the dates still sound good to everyone?

Hehe, it never got changed on the first post/title, but I have volunteered to organize. BUT! If I can't do it (see post above for dates) or it gets really big, would you mind helping out or taking over? Cheesy
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« Reply #29 on: August 25, 2008 04:10:49 AM »

I would be interested in this one.  Because I dream of doing nothing.
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« Reply #30 on: September 02, 2008 06:34:44 AM »

*grumble* I'm sorry I didn't start this one yesterday, I'm waiting on something else to happen and then I'll get it going. I promise! Smiley
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« Reply #31 on: September 02, 2008 12:33:20 PM »

Someone started a USA The Office Swap if anyone is interested.

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=266762

Sorry I delayed getting this one going.

I still want to do an Office Space swap, but I'll wait a while to see if anyone is interested.
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« Reply #32 on: September 02, 2008 01:14:17 PM »

Office Space is one of my favorite movies of all time, I would totally be in for this one! Smiley
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