David Gunnells of the University of Alabama at Birmingham won Wired’s recent Saddest Cubicle contest. He had to send in two pictures of his cubicle, because you can’t tell there’s really an “office” tucked behind those filing cabinets!
His desk is penned in by heavily used filing cabinets in a windowless conference room, near a poorly ventilated bathroom and a microwave. The overhead light doesn't work -- his mother-in-law was so saddened by his cube that she gave him a lamp -- and the other side of the wall is a parking garage.
Wired also has pictures of ten runners-up. http://www.wired.com/culture/lifestyle/multimedia/2007//11/gallery_saddest_cubicle