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early bird gets the chair

seating rewards for the eager employee
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With the vast profusion of office chairs now avaliable, open plan offices could be fitted out with a sliding scale of chair comfort. First person in gets the best chair (a nice reclining leather one with massaging action or a chaise longue perhaps), then, as their tardier colleages filter in the selection process continues with each avaliable chair being cheaper and having less features than the last. Finally people who are really late for work (prior to being officially reprimanded) could be presented with a 4 legged non wheelie, non-rotating un-padded one-piece formed plastic chair from hell.

We have a prototype of this system in my office, I do try to get in early enough to swipe one of the 3 nice chairs we have between 8 people.

Zircon, Oct 23 2003

B.Y.O.C. http://www.motorcyc...0/daytona/main1.jpg
The smart employee doesn't get caught without a proper chair! [k_sra, Oct 04 2004]

"Wired" article on an office experiment at the TBWA Chiat/Day advertising agency http://www.wired.co...ive/7.02/chiat.html
"Worst of all, there was no damn place to sit." [phoenix, Oct 04 2004]


       have you an absent note at all? +1
po, Oct 23 2003

       As you note, I believe this is how it works already...   

       (Although I note the advantages of staying late, so you can switch a duff chair with one from several departments away.)
DrCurry, Oct 23 2003

       I would end up sitting on a three-legged, canvas camping stool from the barn.
squeak, Oct 23 2003

       Maybe I could go and work *in* the barn. That would be nice.
squeak, Oct 23 2003

       I'd get there first. Then, because I got up so early in order to be the earliest, I'd fall asleep in the massaging recliner.   

       Whoops, the plan backfired. For the boss anyway.
Eugene, Oct 23 2003

       Can we reserve by putting our towel on the chair, as Germans do with poolside sun-loungers in Benidorm in 1980's sitcoms? Or perhaps instead of a towel, a ring binder, or printout of the "early bird catches the chair" announcement email.
friendlyfire, Oct 23 2003

       I thought this would be about timely persons being electrocuted by the state.   

       I like it, though. Maybe make it like musical chairs so the last person in doesn't get a chair at all.
jivetalkinrobot, Oct 24 2003

       Bring Your Own Chair. [link]
k_sra, Oct 24 2003

       Saw this title again on the front page, and thought: "Wow, death penalty for people arriving early? That seems harsh."
krelnik, Oct 24 2003

ksnyc, Oct 24 2003

       Last one in gets the pole pants. I like to come in second so the coffee is already made by the time I get there.
lintkeeper2, Oct 24 2003

       Early bird gets the chair, last one gets the "stool."
Godot, Oct 24 2003

thumbwax, Oct 24 2003

       pleese no.
po, Oct 24 2003


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