Yesterday, USA Today ran an article on the growing number of people who take up a "third space" for work.
An estimated 30 million Americans, or roughly one-fifth of the nation's workforce, are part of the so-called Kinko's generation, employees who spend significant hours each month working outside of a traditional office.20%!!! That's amazing. Although I don't know why I'm surprised -- I have been planted firmly in that 20% since 2000. There are definitely days when I wish I could fly a paper airplane over to Jen's desk, or wave my FOF for all to see. However, most days I'm perfectly content to pop on my headphones, sip a soy latte, and get down to business.
Interesting sidebar in the article about "Cafe Etiquette." Here are my favorites:
- Tip big and eat often -- think of it as rent for your table
- Take it outside -- when the cell phone buzzes, head for the door
- Cords get right of way -- self-explanatory, don't complain about it
Personally, I "heart" my corner coffee shop, Luv a Java. Great coffee, good food (fresh sandwiches!), nice prices, and FREE WIFI.