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cube farm

noun; analogy
a workplace that has many cubicles in which each employee works in Being someone who lives on a ranch, this word brings a vivid picture to mind. For people who raise cattle or goats, they can have each animal in their own pen. The pens are connected, just like cubicles usually are. If you were to imagine looking into an office from the top, it would look like a farm that has many pens adjacent to each other. I talked to my aunt after her first day of work, and she described it as a cube farm. Each person has his or her own tiny office with no door (and privacy for that matter). It reminds me of the times that I walked between the pens and looked at the animals. As someone walks down the aisle with cubicles on each side, they can look in and see each person. Each office looks like the next one. The word was coined to describe the office, which resembled a farm. This word is not associated with any particular community. However, it is probable that someone who has not seen a farm with many pens would not make the connection when stepping into an office with many cubicles. The analogy of the office to a farm can describe how each cubicle is home to one employee just like a pen is home to the animal. They are confined to the small space all day long.
 
I am working at a cube farm!
Etymology : cube + farm
Source : My aunt
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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