*NEWS*K’s NEW TRENT IN NATION’s WORKFORCE

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*NEWS*K’s NEW TRENT IN NATION’s WORKFORCE

 user 2006-10-16 at 11:01:00 am Views: 80
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    Kinko’s Generation represents new trend in Nation’s workforce
    The
    Kinko’s Generation represents employees who spend significant hours
    working outside the traditional office.They’ve got a third workplace –
    not the home, not the office, but the local coffee shop, where they can
    surf the Web and conduct business in a less frenetic environment.”This
    is like ‘Cheers,’ only with coffee instead of beer,” said Joshua
    Lambert, who works as a data processor.But it’s not just the cup o’ joe
    that draws Lambert to Unlimited Coffee in Phoenix.Lambert is part of a
    growing trend in the workforce known as the Kinko’s Generation.Call it
    the office of the future, except the future is here. Thirty million
    Americans who take up a “third space” for work. According to
    USATODAY.com, that number is growing 10 percent each year.”Sixty
    percent of our business is Wi-Fi people bringing lap tops, surfing the
    Internet,” said Hans Mathiesen, owner of Unlimited Coffee.In fact,
    Unlimited Coffee opened its doors specifically for business
    professionals.”We’ve had several law firms start up in coffee houses,
    as well as an ink toner company that showed up very first
    day,”Mathiesen said.Instead of fighting for workspace at a small table,
    Kinko’s Generationers have wide tables and a 16-foot-long table to
    choose from, an area that graphic designer Duke Clark uses to conduct
    his business meetings.”It keeps my expenses down,” he said. “Don’t have
    to fork out for coffee, doughnuts, also for hot summer months. Don’t
    have to pay for air-conditioning.”Cutting overhead costs keeps
    professionals like Lambert and Clark returning day after day.Stimulated
    by the atmosphere, the efficiency and, of course, the jolt of
    caffeine.Don’t forget there is cafe etiquette. Tip big, eat often, and
    think of those hourly lattés or scones as rent for your table.And bring
    quarters for the meter. Nothing drives virtual office workers crazier
    than being asked for quarters to feed the meter.