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Can you elaborate on "pod-mate"? What exactly is a "pod" referring to? I'm curious.

Where I work its a group of 4 people in a large hexagon shape "cubical"

For sure! Similar to what Jordan said, my current workplace reserves these small cubicles (they call pods) for student co-ops and contractors. There is really only room for 1 person, but I guess since they call it a 'pod' they can squeeze 2 in ;)

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