One thing I like about where I work (and there are a LOT of things, this is just one I'm thinking of right now) is that at 4:55pm, there isn't any rustling of papers and shutting down of computers. At 5pm, there isn't a mass exodus. People generally stay later. I do too. I used to be trained to leave right at quitting time; I was antsy if I stayed later. This isn't because I don't like work, or I'm lazy, but more because I like to stick to a time-line, and 7:30am to 5:00pm is an easy one to follow. In any case, it has helped me immensely in remaining focused that there is no actual "end of day" here. Some people quietly leave at 5, or 5:15, or 5:30, but I no longer feel like I need to go at any certain time. I still do occasionally leave at 5, but not because I'm itching to.
This means a lot to me because it's important that I do my job well, and I enjoy the thought that others think I am valuable to the company. In short, I suppose that staying later to get more tasks done (we're resource limited, so we all "wear many hats") makes me proud of my performance. In a job where I have a hefty personal investment in our success, that's great. *pats self on back*
So, the thing I don't like about my office is that it is SO cold in the summer. Jeez! I'm wearing clothes that are completely summer appropriate for a woman, and my cube is a meat locker. I feel like I'm in cryo-stasis for ten hours a day. When I get to escape to the outside I hear the cracking of the thaw. Dang! This is what comes of letting people who wear the same thing all year (read: men) control the temperature!
Funny, kind of related story:
When I was in college, one semester I lived with J, A, and S. We had an apartment (10B!) where we controlled the heat. J and I were always FREEZING and constantly turning up the heat. When A and S would come home from crew they'd complain and turn the heat down to 40. When they left, we'd return the thermostat to 80 and huddle together doing shivering-thermogenesis until the color returned to our skin. We denied turning the heat up, every time. It was pretty passive-aggressive. But, it's what you gotta do when you're perpetually cold...