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Ever-Changing Cubicle Maze

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In a conspiracy of office co-workers, it was decided that each and every day, they would work together to move the cubicle walls in such a way that a new maze was created every day, confusing the boss (and making it hard for him/her to find you when hunting for off-task people), and providing a handy excuse as to why you were late to your desk.
DesertFox, Feb 24 2006

Cube http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0123755/
make it really evil. [po, Feb 24 2006]


       Cubicles should run on rails in the floor so they can be moved around like those slidey-block puzzles where you have to move the squares around to complete a picture or get all the numbers in the right order. You'd then be able to cram in more workers for a given floorspace. All the cubicle-sliding you'd have to do to get out of the office if you had the cubicle furthest from the lifts might take a bit of time though.
hippo, Feb 24 2006

       The Raketen-Stadt!
calum, Feb 24 2006

       Baked, Akebia Ltd, c.1990. Mea culpa.
Complete with "You are in a maze of twisty passages.."
coprocephalous, Feb 24 2006

       Surely this has been covered at some point by Scott Adams???
Minimal, Feb 24 2006

       There was an old Avengers episide of the Diana Rigg era that featured something similar. I like it. Would your pathway to your desk be known as a cube root ? +
xenzag, Feb 24 2006

kevinlipe, Feb 24 2006

       [hippo] I imagined rails, I forgot to put that in while writing. Kudos to you!
DesertFox, Feb 24 2006

       If you really wanted to keep the boss occupied, the maze could move dynamically around him/her, keeping 2-3 dividers away to avoid detection but still cause said boss to wander around bewilderedly and possibly even keep them trapped until clocking off time.   

       This might even be achievable manually with a lot of team work and choreography.   

       Otherwise some nifty software to control the dividers in their rails and either a webcam or some other boss tracking device (bug their pen with GPS for example, or some sort of high res, short range version of same) to regulate movement.
Salmon Of Doubt, Feb 24 2006

       The more I think of this, the better it gets... It's almost worth forming a really cool company, hiring a really plush office (Kensington or somewhere, in the UK), with parking etc...I can think of some people I'd like to "employ" to work there. Several months later, the cars would still be in the car park (Mu-ha-ha-hahaaar)   

       [po] Of course, //Have you seen the film "Cube" ?//would be an interview question.
Dub, Feb 27 2006

       I've got something like that going on at my office. Except its the employees looking for a functioning printer. It seems that every other day, a printer goes off-line. So, the 'hunt' is for a functioning printer. Sort of like Easter on steroids.
pathetic, Feb 27 2006

       There's a residential house by Richard Rogers somewhere in Cornwall that's a bit like this.
pertinax, Dec 27 2006


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