They've remodeled the place where he works. Instead of cubicles we now have this icky "open floor" plan:
|Grump's new "desk"|
Grump works at what is basically a fancy card table. Sure, you can raise it up or down with the push of a button, but it still feels like working at a table instead of a desk. This is progress?
It will be interesting to see how friggin' loud it will be at this place once everyone gets back from the holidays. Why do large bureaucracies always do such stupid things?
May your day be wonderfully free of bureaucratic follies! Peace!