Monday, February 16, 2015

Hot or not

Hot Desking is an office organisation system which involves multiple workers using a single physical work station or surface during different time periods. The "desk" in the name refers to an office desk being shared by multiple office workers on different shifts as opposed to each staff member having their own personal desk. A primary motivation for hot desking is cost reduction through space savings - up to 30% in some cases.

The MET is seriously into HD.  It has no choice. By flogging off its estate it has a workforce who have to work from somewhere. It has a dwindling number of buildings in which to house people.

I have spent my time in the MET  being 'customer faced'. Basically what the public expect. They make a complaint of crime, I deal with the aftermath. The bread and butter of police work.

In HD we are an after thought. We don't need or ask for much...a room to work from, a computer, a phone and a printer that works.

In my little patch of paradise 'customer faced'  are low on the list of priority.

Has  anybody noticed the offices of the 9-5 'ers seem to be locked when you are looking around for a terminal to work from?

Hot desking seems only to apply to the shift workers shovelling over the 24

Resentment is noted and building.


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