US worker turns office cubicle into ‘new apartment’ and sets up home in ‘protest’ over pay

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A corporate worker has quietly moved into his office cubicle because he can’t afford to live in an apartment due to his low income.

The US man, known only as “Simon”, has been documenting his new home on TikTok, with amusing daily updates on his living condition, in which he described as “homing from work”.

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“Check out my new apartment,” he said in his video, which has been viewed more than 12 million times.

The clip shows him setting up a makeshift home in his office cubicle, and unpacking his belongings from multiple bags and suitcases.

A corporate worker has quietly moved into his office cubicle because he can’t afford to live in an apartment due to his low income. Credit: calm.simon/TikTok

“I’m moving from my apartment into my cubicle at work,” Simon said.

“They don’t pay me enough to do both so as a matter of protest, I’m just going to live at my job.”

He said while laughing: “We’ll see how long I can get away with this.”

Simon said he has been able to live in his office after everyone was sent home due to COVID.

He sleeps in a sleeping bag under his work desk, with a “curtain” to block out the light.
He sleeps in a sleeping bag under his work desk, with a “curtain” to block out the light. Credit: calm.simon/TikTok

In a follow-up video, Simon said he takes his showers in the second building.

The clip shows him standing in the men’s bathroom with two showers and a shelf stacked with clean towels.

Simon used the communal fridge to store $150 worth of ham and canned pineapples.

“Let’s talk about my diet, I eat exclusively pineapple and ham,” he said.

He slept in a sleeping bag under his work desk, with a “curtain” to block out the light.

“Nothing I’m doing is technically unlawful, it’s just frowned upon,” Simon said in another video.

Simon used the communal fridge to store $150 worth of ham and canned pineapples.
Simon used the communal fridge to store $150 worth of ham and canned pineapples. Credit: calm.simon/TikTok

Unfortunately, Simon shared an update on day four showing himself being “evicted” from his office, along with his suitcases.

“All my stuff is in storage, I’m at an Airbnb, I’ve got my pineapple and I’m dancing on a tennis court,” he said.

“Don’t worry about Simon, I’m safe and calm as always.”

Simon later revealed he was unsure about his future with his workplace after his employers discovered he was living in the office.

“We don’t know how the relationship between myself and the company is going to end,” he said.

“It’s likely going to end, it’s up in the air, shoes on their foot about whether or not it’s going to be quiet and nice or whether it’s going to be a whole thing. It’s up to them.”

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