9 What Is You Worktable Like?

What Is You Worktable Like?

Posted on February 4, 2012 by


A worker should keep his workplace clean and tidy, that’s what we all know. However, the cleanness of a workplace does not mean that the worker is good. Let’s see what some offices of Almaty people look like.

Elena, interior designer.

My table reminds me of a hamster’s house. The only difference is that instead of pieces of newspapers, I have my sketches on it. On the whole, I’m pretty comfortable here and have everything I need. And try to persuade me that I don’t need at least 10% of what I have here! You’ll never do!

Everything I need is within easy reach. I need markers to highlight important stuff. Stickers – to remember something. Paper clips – I should keep everything in order. Green tea – I just like green tea. Headphones – to focus on the project. That wooden trinket – I just like it too. That lash is a present from my co-workers. I don’t like when my table is neat. I feel insecure…

Malika, general worker for digital agency Adnet.

My desk is fine! I just have to take that hat of my colleague away, that’s it. A fork and a shoe sponge… aren’t they important? The agency won’t be able to function without them! I have a ‘good accountant’ set that includes vaseline, valerian, coffee and cigars, a calculating machine and a dragon which holds my office keys. Under the table there is a bag for the gym and 4 pairs of shoes (just in case).

Elena, employee of AB-Restaurants marketing department.

I’m a manager and I have to work fast. My deadline is no later than yesterday!

My notebook, datebook, scratch pad, menu, commercial offers to discuss, restaurant promotions, disks, telephone numbers, markers, stickers…  All of it is in place! If you ask me to find anything here, I will! I think my table is perfect for work because I can always reach what I need. Yes, there are things on my table which have nothing to do with my work but they help me to focus! That coffee cup and photo are from the person I love.

Rosa, journalist-editor of Tengrinews.kz

My desk is a mess but it’s a convenient mess. I like it this way! My telephone is on the left and in the middle there is my notebook (one of the three that I have). That is my snack, some honey wheat. The magnets on my computer are important for me because they remind me of faraway countries and give me energy to work. As for that paper, I have to sort it out. I keep tea, sugar, biscuits and visiting cards in my table. The same about my summer shoes. I put them on at work because in the summertime I go to work by my bicycle and have to wear my tennis shoes.

Yevgeny, designer and art manager for myworks.kz.

You can find anything on my desk, from a candy to a camera. That joystick Xbox is here accidentally, just as these napkins, chargers, notebook and visiting cards. What I really need for my work is my iPad, telephone and the remote control to listen to music on the iPad. The biggest part of the space is occupied with that screen and keyboard though and I need them too.

Danil, project manager, kiwi.kz.

Creative people feel comfortable surrounded by piles of junk. As for me, I’m sure everything is super convenient here. My telephone, notebook and stickers are all together for me to make a note any time I feel like. I have to sort out that pile of sheets in the nearest future and the rest is kept under the table. This plant adds some oxygen to this place and relaxes my eyes. Speakers – they play quiet music, while my headphones is for me to listen to what I like. My orange cup is what lifts my spirits any time of the day.

Daria, interior designer.

I clean my table once a week and the next day it’s just as messy.  I keep on my table everything I need for my current project and it’s a lot of things. Coffee is for me to wake up in the morning… My hand lotion… there is very little left. As for the caviar, it’s a present from Odessa and I love it because people always think it’s real and want to have some!

Dmitry, photographer.

My computer is what’s really important so it’s in the center of the table. All these gadgets are important too. I don’t really need those batteries, pens, sticky tape, chocolate, visiting cards and USB drives but for some reason they are here.

Anel, PR manager, yvision.kz.

The mess that you see is not here all the time. It appears closer to the evening and disappears in the morning. I collect nice bags, yes. However, I use them sometimes to bring tons of fruits I eat at work. Tangerine peel is here to create some Christmas atmosphere. There are two notebooks on my table. One of them is for meetings and deadlines and the other one is for my ideas, plans and projects.  Chocolate balls are for my peace of mind. I have to keep my telephone in sight because people keep calling me all day long and I have to answer quickly. This mess on my table does not mean it’s dirty. My table’s never dusty by the way!

Andrey promotes Sony Pictures and Walt Disney film distribution and exhibition.

I call it chaos. Actually, I’m a clean freak and my friends don’t like me because of that. Sometimes, I get tired of being neat… You can find a bunch of interesting things on my table, like movie magazines, movie theater souvenirs, headphones to watch trailers, notebooks, visiting cards, disks and something to eat. Maybe a chocolate bar. I love green tea so it’s always here too. This bottle of champagne is a New Year present and it’s very important for me.

Asel, financial department supervisor.
Creams, medicines, folders, water, documents, periodicals, new laws… that’s what you can find on my worktable. It’s part of my job and I feel comfortable with it. Once I sort it out, I can’t find anything and can’t concentrate. I have to deal with a big flow of information and I just can’t waste my time on cleaning.

Location: Almaty

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9 Responses to “What Is You Worktable Like?”

  1. iii says:

    Still so many XPs :O

  2. YJ says:

    What happened to Russia’s industries that was based heavily on sciences and math. They were used to renown for that. Now there is so many people that works in art related jobs as compare to sciences.

  3. tommy says:

    I cant work in such a mess shown on the pics. All I have to have on my desk is keyboard, mouse, pen and notepad. All other goes.

  4. Lusker 41 says:

    Non of these looks like creative environments…regular office setups samme color wood….

  5. Red Starr says:

    Work? Let flounder work.

  6. Dee_Ann says:

    HA!! Is that James Bond wallpaper on the third photo? LMAO!! Imagine that, on a Russian PC!! :D

  7. R says:

    Hahaha, I love those desk mess, though in my case everything will be bunched up behind my screen and if possible above me and left of me. :D

  8. RepublicOfCatyes says:

    ZOOM H4N on first table, very good hand held recorder… I use too.

  9. schtuka says:

    It is not James Bond, but Daniel Craig in Promo for Girl with Dragon Tattoo.
    Evgeny art manager has my car as wp on his laptop only in red.

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