Data firm tells staff to pod up or shut up over commuter woes

Irritatingly named data services provider Interxion has come up with an ingenious solution to its employees’ impending commuter problems during the 2012 London Olympics: the firm has equipped its office with can-shaped beds from Podtime.

The pods entirely obviate the need for staff to go home. They also make lateness completely unjustifiable. The following exchange demonstrates how a line manager might deal with lateness:

“You’re five minutes late.”

    ”Sorry, traffic was terrible.”

“There’s no traffic between here and the pods!”

    ”I didn’t sleep in a pod.”

“Well, obviously you should be sleeping in a pod.”

    ”What about my wife?”

“You can see her again after the Olympics.”

    ”Okay, I’ll sleep in the pod.”

“Good.”

One Response to Data firm tells staff to pod up or shut up over commuter woes

  1. Paul Allsopp, The Agile Organisation 25 April 2012 at 1:03 pm #

    On a serious point it would be worth checking fire and building regulation compliance for any organisation contemplating staff regularly “sleeping in”.