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Lift/Stairs punishment/reward scheme

Use the stairs = gain. Use the lift = loss.
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A reward and punishment scheme to encourage fitness in office workers, that uses a swipe card system.

Swipe your card to access the stairs and gain points, which are accumulated when you swipe again at the floor of destination.

Swipe your card to use the lift, and loose points if you go less than five floors. Less able are exempt. Donate rewards gained to a charity.

xenzag, Oct 24 2006

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       not sure of that kind of detail, but the advantages of a fitter staff would soon pay dividends for any company so money could be offered - and thanks for croissant 21 Quest.
xenzag, Oct 24 2006
  

       I surely like it very much. I'd quite like it if the rewards were of the kind which meant when you wanted a lift, it arrived very quickly.
neilp, Oct 24 2006
  

       What prevents someone from tailgating their way on to the lift without swiping the card?
Jscotty, Oct 24 2006
  

       a huge bank of rotating knives
neilp, Oct 24 2006
  

       This idea would cause deaths in hospitals, elevators/lifts are not just for lazy people.
Chefboyrbored, Oct 24 2006
  

       //This idea would cause deaths in hospitals// duhh that's why it says "office workers" and the "less able are exempt" - I give up - think I need a bakery holiday.
xenzag, Oct 24 2006
  

       You would have to be grossly unfit in the first place to receive any tangible benefit from using stairs instead of lifts. Unless you're going up and down all day - but in that case I would suggest that your office is on the wrong floor.   

       Time is money. Hence the lift.
Texticle, Oct 25 2006
  

       //This idea would cause deaths in hospitals// do you mean to tell me there are no office workers in hospitals? Take your holiday, just not the lift.
Chefboyrbored, Oct 25 2006
  

       Perhaps the negative consequesnces are just that it takes longer to get the positive ones. If I never take the stairs it will take me a lot longer to get my overall score turned around. If I always take the stairs, it means that the few times I do take the elevator, it is a loss that is easily compensated for.
PollyNo9, Oct 25 2006
  

       The penalty for being caught doing this is being drowned a tank of frogspawn in a public place. It's just not worth the risk.
xenzag, Jan 07 2007
  

       There's a more severe punishment for that again. It can't even be written down, it's so horrible, but I can tell you that it involves lots of elastic bands and bags of soot.
xenzag, Jan 07 2007
  

       This is an excellent idea, and I plan to incorporate it into my suggestion for revisions to national health care policy (keep watching the HB main page).
swimswim, Jun 22 2009
  

       To overcome the whole swipe card issue, use RFID tags. The tag doesn't need to be actively swiped, and visitors simply don't register with the system at all. Good idea - bun from me.
Twizz, Jun 23 2009
  

       in order to use the lift you have to demonstrate a bodyfat percentage of <x.
FlyingToaster, Jun 23 2009
  
      
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