@Phaedrus, I had a completely different experience when I finally got to the corner office. The promotion and the higher salary was great, don't get me wrong, but I found I worked more efficiently when I was around a lot of people. The noise and the energy of the main cubicle farm helped me stay motivated. When I got my own office, I found the silence to be unbearable. I started looking for reasons to leave the corner office, even though my new position required a lot of computer work and interfacing with the executives upstairs. I had to remind myself that I was now a supervisor and I had to keep some distance from my staff down the hall.