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10 Rules for Surviving Your Open Plan Office

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Author's Note: 10 Rules for Surviving Your Open Plan Office

I work in a home office, so I don't have to deal with cubicle farms, open plan offices or any other such office trends. Yay! But I also have no officemates, no water cooler chats and no office treats. Boo!

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