More than likely pushing buttons on a PC at a desk in a cubicle, answering phones, managing deadlines, and going to meetings.
We were given a cubicle next to Bill's at the Times during the filming of the movie.
Your cubicle mates pouring over their brackets with all of the serious intent and fevered diligence of Talmudic scholars.
mid-15c., "bedroom," from Latin cubiculum "bedroom," from cubare "to lie down," originally "bend oneself," from PIE root *keu(b)- "to bend, turn." With Latin -clom, suffix denoting place. Obsolete from 16c. but revived 19c. for "dormitory sleeping compartment," sense of "any partitioned space" (such as a library carrel or, later, office work station) is first recorded 1926.