December 20th, 2014 10:41 EST
Employee Transforms Her Cubicle Into a Christmas Log Cabin: Video
"A Minnesota woman has upped the cubicle decoration game for office workers everywhere by transforming her desk space into a log cabin Christmas wonderland.
Angela Westfield, 29, entered work to a standing ovation Monday from coworkers who had walked into their office surprised by the sight of Westfield`s desk as a cozy log cabin, complete with fake snow, white lights, stockings, at least one Christmas tree and a Christmas village inside."
For almost 20 years I worked for an insurance company in a large office where the worker bees were incarcerated in cubicles. This company had cubicle restrictions more onerous than a homeowners association: Only a calendar could be hung on the walls of your cubicle, no potted plants, no space heaters or fans ...
Cubicles are intended to breed uniformity and conformity, and to stifle creativity and freedom. Cells in federal prisons are more warm and inviting than a typical cubicle.
Even when I was promoted to a supervisory position I didn`t escape the cubicle world, only top-level managers had their own offices.
Angela Westfield is my hero; her Christmas log cabin cubicle is a work of art, and a blow against mindless conformity.
Merry Christmas to all of us, especially to the cubicle dwellers.