Cool

August 8th, 2012 at 3:00 pm by David Farrar

The Dom Post reports:

Ever fancied having a slide in your home or office instead of those tiresome stairs?

Well, the team in Wellington has decided that it would be the perfect way to spice up the daily grind.

They have installed a slide between the two floors of their new Wellington office, which staff began to move into on Monday.

Now that is cool. What a great idea.

It reminds me of my response when I worked in the PM’s Office to some survey about building improvements. I submitted that they should place a huge waterslide around the beehive stretching from the top floor all the way to the bottom, into the swimming pool. There would be entrances in from every level. I thought that would be a great boost for staff morale if you could waterslide from your office into the pool!

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10 Responses to “Cool”

  1. XavierG (34 comments) says:

    The tiresome part is going is going *up* stairs though…

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  2. kowtow (8,938 comments) says:

    National and building improvements? Don’t go down that route.

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  3. krazykiwi (8,040 comments) says:

    Nice…. until the OSH fun-police, ACC assessors, discrimination-against-whoever wowsers arrive on their high horses

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  4. andyscrase (89 comments) says:

    Google did this a while back in their Zurich office

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  5. anonymouse (705 comments) says:

    I would very much like to see a photo of this slide,

    Health and Safety will have Hen-pecked this to death, it will need a safety gate at the top to stop people “accidentally” walking on to the slide along with a fence and something similar will be needed at the bottom…

    Heck they took poles out of fire stations bacause of too many injuries and fears that people would accidentally fall down the hole.

    I am waiting for one of these in a NZ tower block….
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/media/images/42179000/jpg/_42179607_slide3.jpg

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  6. mavxp (483 comments) says:

    VW advert :)

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  7. ObligatoryMarxist (37 comments) says:

    Probably right on the ACC/OSH part >.> Even though surely the risk of falling down stairs is even bigger!

    Really, there’s just one thing to say.

    WHEEEEEEEE!

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  8. Jimmy Smits (246 comments) says:

    My only issue would be people sliding down with dirty shoes, would have to dust off pants more often.

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  9. RRM (10,099 comments) says:

    I submitted that they should place a huge waterslide around the beehive stretching from the top floor all the way to the bottom, into the swimming pool. There would be entrances in from every level. I thought that would be a great boost for staff morale if you could waterslide from your office into the pool!

    Tax & spend.

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  10. Johnboy (17,051 comments) says:

    You’d have to lock Gerry’s door to avoid a tsunami. :)

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