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Friday, October 01, 2004

Problem Solvng Local Authority Style Posted by Hello

Our office building has controlled entry at several points throughout. There are workman currently refurbishing the second floor, they enter via reception and use lifts to access the area they are working in. There are vending machines in the foyer of the controlled entry which the workmen were visiting as and when a chocolate/crisp fix was required. Unfortunately, in the process, they were switching the controlled lock off from the inside, so that they could pop out and back in again, often forgetting to switch the lock back on again. As a consequence, our extremely vigilant Health and Safety Representative has rightly, been making waves.

The simple way to deal with this, would have been to issue said workman with a shared fob, to access the controlled doors.

Nope not our people! Noticed this afternoon were the otherwise extremely busy support staff hauling heavy vending machines from one area of the building to another. Must have taken half a day of their time and probably had lots of people hanging about waiting for them to do their real jobs. At the same time, the caretaker is unhappy that he now has a couple of big unsightly machines in the public access part of the building, which is likely to be a surefire magnet that attracts some of the locals to practice their thievery skills on. Nice one.

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