Jo Avila

The View Matters

There have been days that I have spent working in front of my Dell 27” UltraSharp 5K monitor and Dell T5810 desktop workstation. My work area is simple but isn’t exactly neat and tidy. My desk area is occupied by notebooks containing technical notes on printing, print samples, a keyboard, mouse, graphic tablet and a few more other things.

I spend each day literally surrounded by four large format inkjet printers. Clients who walk into the showroom of ShutterMaster Pro QC don’t readily see me and have to ask the front counter if I’m in. That’s usually my cue to either stand up or raise my hand to make myself visible.

My only complaint about my work area is that the view leaves much to be desired.

I’m grateful that we have a coffee shop in ShutterMaster Pro QC. One of the tables in the corner of the coffee shop serves as my satellite office.  I find myself spending more time each day in the coffee shop with my Dell mobile workstation corresponding with clients regarding their print needs or just catching up on personal work.

The coffee shop at ShutterMaster Pro QC opens at 830am and the showroom opens at 10am. I won’t deny that I sometimes hesitate to transfer to my desktop work station because I find the view and ambiance of working at the coffee shop more conducive to getting work done.

I now find myself on most work days at the coffee shop sitting in front of my Dell mobile workstation. I only transfer to my desktop workstation when a print client arrives and I’m back at my mobile workstation at the coffee shop as soon as the print job is done.

My first boss once told me that he didn’t care if I actually showed up for work for as long as all the work that was due was accomplished at the end of each day.

I still have to physically show up to shoot a client’s project or print a photo. But it’s a comfort to know that I don’t have to be at my desk to get other forms of work done.

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