Thirty years ago, I worked for a British-owned company which was very status conscious. I asked my manager for a desk in the electronics lab, which I ran, and he told me that the only spare desks were wooden desks, and I didn't "rate" a wooden desk. I pointed out that there were three metal desks in storage, too, and he said "but those are secretary desks." When I asked what that meant, he pointed out that the secretary desks had a typing ell. I said "Cool; I need someplace to set up the computer development system." I got my desk.
randombard, you have less brains than Gawd gave a friggin rock. I'm referring to the signon name of "Plamsa". For your edification (yes, I'll wait again while you knuckleheads look it up...). This (Plamsa) SFBrains does this all the time (uses a different name to post stooooopid comments)
Great of you to weigh in, now don't ever do it again, or not until you get more experience.