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Office politics, alive and well

At crowded cafes, tensions brew

Architects Derrick Choi and Miriam Spear collaborate at Panera Bread in Brookline. Below: Lawyer Rebecca Pontikes on her laptop at Peet's in Harvard Square. Architects Derrick Choi and Miriam Spear collaborate at Panera Bread in Brookline. Below: Lawyer Rebecca Pontikes on her laptop at Peet's in Harvard Square. (Aram Boghosian for the Boston Globe (above); John Tlumacki/Globe Staff)
By Beth Teitell
Globe Correspondent / January 22, 2009

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Robert Wickham, a software salesman, was working on his laptop at his favorite office - the airy Cafe Fixe, in Brookline - when he took a break to explain the art of scoring a desk, er, table, and how it all comes down to contacts. If people know you, he said, they'll share a table or finish their coffee quickly. ... (Full article: 863 words)

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