The circumstances of today's move were interesting, though — I was meant to swap desks with my manager (!) on Friday, and arrived today to find his cube empty and his stuff piled on a cart. "I figured we'd just do this this morning, if that's OK", he says. Shame about the upgrade scheduled for this afternoon, I thought. It turned out OK, though — we'd originally planned to just move my PC, and worry about the rest tomorrow, but before and after the scheduled bits I was able to get everything moved.
The reason I'm telling you all about a cubicle is that I have the best cube there now. It's laid out somewhat like this:
Not only do I get all sorts of surface (grey) and storage (black), but there's a BIGASS CONCRETE PILLAR right at the door and a bookcase right beside that. It leaves about a two and a half foot gap via which one can enter and exit the cube. Until now, I've always been in cubes with two walls in an L, and now I pretty much have four walls! On top of that I was able to disable all of the fluorescent lights directly over it.
Unfortunately this space is on the elevator side of the building, rather than the window side, but even when I was near the window in my last desk I couldn't look out of it. I might grab another convex desk mirror and mount it on the top of the cube to make sure I still have day/night cues.
I need a velvet rope or some police tape to put across the opening when I'm heads-down.