Really I think I've just had it too good for too long. I can't see myself walking into a job somewhere else and not encountering similar stuff already in place. Yeah, just the short sightedness of it bugs me. It's a 'cost saving' measure that will cost money in the long run. And it's not like it's a lesson that needs to be learned or anything, I'm not sitting here thinking it's an utterly retarded idea because I don't like it.. there are studies on this crap, real scientists and everything, it's magic. And they all say the same thing. Open plan = bad. Hot desking = bad. So we'll save a couple hundred grand on rent now, and lose it all 12mths from now as productivity drops, staff turnover increases, costly business mistakes start being made more frequently etc etc.