My cube is in a hallway between the main office and the amenities/executive suites. The traffic is HORRENDOUS. Every time someone needs to use the restroom, grab a cup of coffee, microwave lunch, attend a meeting in the conference room, or see an executive, they must walk past me. I'm interrupted a thousand times a day with greetings, flippant comments, and questions about how my weekend was, do I know where Bob is, what am I doing, etc. I am constantly asked if I can please make a fresh pot of coffee or to tell one of the execs to call them whey they get back from lunch, etc. The work that I do requires intense concentration. These disruptions cause me to lose my place and waste time as I try to figure out what I was doing. I usually spend eight hours at the office making mistakes and nights and weekends fixing them. So far I have asked the worst offenders if they would please respect my privacy (hasn't worked at all), ignoring them (but some will literally put their hand between my face and the computer screen or slam their fists on my desk if I don't acknowledge them-WTF?), reminding folks that I'm not an assistant and making coffee is not my job (which makes me not a "team player"), and putting up "Do Not Disturb: Project in Progress" signs (but that only leads to MORE disruptions as they ask me about the project). Last week I approached HR and was told that there was nowhere else in the building to put me so make the best of it. I'm the only manager in the company who doesn't have an office, yet we have two "hoteling" offices that are vacant 355 days out of the year. When I talked to my direct supervisor about the possibility of working from home a day or two per week I was told it wasn't an option because then EVERYONE would want to work from home. His "solution" was for me to learn better multi-tasking skills so the interruptions would no longer phase me. The final straw came yesterday when I was informed of a $6,000 mistake that I made when I approved an incorrect proof (while being distracted). I haven't been told yet, but I'm guessing I'll see deductions from my paycheck until it's paid off. I apologize for being so long-winded; I really needed to vent! So my question is, what do I do? Has anyone else out there had success with a particular method or behavior for telling people to leave you alone so you can work? What about learning those multi-tasking skills? I've tried a few things on my own but at 44 I think this dog is too old to learn that trick. I'm really not yet prepared to quit because, for once in my life, I actually like the job and this is my only complaint. Help!