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This week’s bonus FF post comes courtesy of Wired magazine, which runs an annual Saddest-Cubicle contest. And since Wired caters to the IT audience, nearly all of the finalists were submitted by poor souls from that profession. Pictured here is the winner, submitted by David Gunnells (who also supplied the photo). Julie Sloane of Wired, writes, David Gunnells is an IT guy at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. 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. Gunnells recalls a day when one co-worker reheated catfish in the microwave, while another used the bathroom and covered the smell with a stinky air freshener. For the other 10 finalists, click this link. Personally, I think the IT contractor inside a 40-foot steel cargo container is worse than this. Have you put anyone in a work station worthy of this (dis)honor? After seeing these entries, I have come to the following conclusion: some facility professionals should be ashamed (particularly those at the facilities featured in this segment). The sad thing is, I’m sure we’ve all “worked” in a similarly dismal setup at one point in time. I know I have.
The companies have partnered to provide rental furnishings immediately following a disaster.
Johnsonite has unveiled its new Resilient Flooring Channel on the Today’s Facility Manager website.
These cleaning wipers now feature more recycled content and less packaging.
OFM, a furniture manufacturer based in North Carolina, is running a contest for a single office refurnishing.
The EPA has released recommended steps to take for schools with older lighting fixtures in order to reduce potential exposures to harmful levels of PCBs.
The guidance — part of EPA’s efforts to address potential PCB exposures in schools — is based on evidence that the older ballasts contain PCBs that can leak when the ballasts fail,
Facility managers can specify doors with these Temperature Rise Door Core components to enhance the fire safety standard of their facilities.
So the next time you’re considering a restroom facelift, why not get creative like these folks did?
This article on fire safety measures comes from the director of training and technical support for ServiceMaster Clean.
With its seamless steel frame, this banquet stacking chair is designed for high traffic use.