Have you ever seen someone working in a cubicle without sufficient privacy? Do you feel sorry for them? One tender-hearted Twitterer posted a picture showing a Jackson Hewitt tax advisor stuck in a cube at the local Wal-Mart. His caption reads “Talk about a crappy cubicle location!”
The poor worker has far too little protection from the rush of shoppers and the bustle of the store. It’s hard to imagine someone doing something as complicated as taxes in this kind of setting. It must be tough to concentrate! The location of the cubicle is only half the problem. She could use at least one more cubicle wall and cubicle wall extenders on the existing panels to limit distraction.
Besides not providing enough acoustic protection for the worker, this setup doesn’t offer any privacy for customers. I’d feel more comfortable discussing my personal finances in a setting where passersby didn’t get to listen in or peek over my shoulder. What do you think? Would you get your taxes done right out in the open like this?