My new office space was appalling. I was shown to a tiny table with a computer at the end end of a long narrow room that accommodated around a dozen academics and research students. On the blue desk next to mine there was even an open access machine for undergraduate students!
It was incredibly noisy, and with so many distractions (not least PhD students) I was forever missing classes and meetings. SS would not be pleased that I did not turn up for the risk assessment training session.
The only aspect of work that I now enjoyed was discussing the Whimsies that FR regularly picked up in charity shops, and playing on the sand slide with BP.