Why Tinting?

I’m not sure why we need office window tinting, but here we are anyway. The boss said it’s “essential to our productivity”, but I don’t understand how that works. If we know we aren’t being watched by people outside the office, won’t we be more inclined to slack off? There must be another reason.

At the moment we’re just a regular company that sells laptops to high school students. What have we got to hide by getting office window tinting? I suppose it’s possible that Mr Manager (yes, that’s his real name) has some changes in store, but what could they be? Maybe he’s going to start a weird cult that only eats celery on Wednesdays and butterscotch pudding on Saturdays. Or he could be trying to establish a secret branch of the company that adds video games to the laptops we sell for an additional price. Anything is possible.

Mr Manager announced the change in a meeting yesterday. He said, “Team, I think it’s time that we consider finding an office glass tinting company in Melbourne. It’s essential to our productivity as a laptop sales business. Don’t ask me why, just trust me. Can you do that?” Most of us shook our heads, but he seemed to take that as a sign of agreement for some reason.

If you ask me, I think it’s a waste of money. We need a new printer and new chairs. Not to mention our internet plan is awful. How are we supposed to achieve our sales numbers in an office that falls like it’s falling apart? And yet here we are spending money on tinting. I get that privacy is important, and maybe it even will increase productivity, but I’m not sold on the idea.

After the meeting, I heard Mr Manager on the phone with somebody he called “Big V”. They were talking about how things are almost ready for him to move in, and how soon there would be sufficient darkness for his needs. I hope that call was unrelated, otherwise we might have a vampire in our office by Monday.