The Chair Guy

It seems like the family is hardly ever all here anymore. A handful have drifted away to start their own lives, but for those of us who are still left? It’s been ‘all cylinders firing’, as they say. Assignments from every single state, with rich folks wanting all manner of services and willing to pay …

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Personality Quiz

Given the choice of personal office furnishings, would you opt for (a) the most comfortable desk chair in the world, (b) complete control over glare and air conditioning, (c) a specialised working treadmill with a built-in laptop stand, or (d) a couch upholstered in teal velvet with matching bar cart? Your answer to this little …

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Their Proper Place

There’s a lot to be said about feet, but the main thing is this: they’re where they belong. Probably my favourite thing about the human body is that feet are kept well away from me, down on the ground where I can tread on them day after day, and that’s where they should be, because …

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Techno-Office

Maybe this is news to precisely no one, but it’s just occurred to me that today’s offices would be completely unrecognisable to someone from a century ago. According to my calculations, that means the offices of 100 years from now – assuming we’re still around by then – will be completely different again.  Why? Because …

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Question the Bathroom

Have you ever stopped to really think about bathrooms? Like, really questioned the prevailing standards of how bathrooms are designed? I’m of the belief that not too many people have done that, because if they had, there’d probably be more options on the market.  I mean, almost every bathroom I’ve come across in this part …

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Illusion of Order

I’m sure there’s a science to office design, but I can’t for the life of me figure it out. As someone who’s worked across seven different offices in as many years (yeah, I realise that doesn’t look good on my resume), I’m better positioned than most to have gained some insights into this. And yet, …

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Drain Intervention

Kids can cause havoc in the home. They break things, they make surfaces sticky and they just general lead to either mess or damage or at the worst of times, both. We love them though and we will one day miss wiping hand prints from the table and mopping tomato sauce from the floor. I …

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Just Light Entertainment

Finally, a second season of Escape to the Country! The first season was a smash hit, but some stuffy network executives raised a big furor about laws being broken, and television standards being breached, and something about the network “descending into barbarism” and whatnot. I, for one, fail to see anything unethical about a family …

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Desk Manager

I know I’m not supposed to swear, but what the HECK. I actually had fun filling out this big old stupid questionnaire, because it actually seemed like I was going to get a result that aligned with my interests. Then we get them back and suddenly it looks like I’m locked into a life of …

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Conveyancing Plus FUN

They finally announced the contestants for the next season of The Great Australian Trade-Off, which for me is a huge relief because I’m not sure I can stomach another episode of Your Kitchen Sucks. Sappy music cues and artificial drama make me want to be violently ill, and I only watch it to fill the …

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