Battery Workers

Note: This entry has been restored from old archives.

Reading a story from BBC:

How much higher density? Maybe a third less space, but it also quotes an unnamed firm in the Thames Valley where 1,200 staff have about half the previous average floor space allowed per person.

Suddenly it seemed that using the metaphor of ‘battery hens’ was right on the dollar… I was churning that over trying to work out just how big someone’s office would have had to have been to now be fitting 1,200 people into just half of it? Did they take half the CEO’s office and put a call centre into it?

After re-reading a couple of times I worked out that they actually mean… heh, must be the heat.