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TUC calls for havoc in the workplace...

Not as such, but that could be one of the consequences of one of its 2008 '10 resolutions to make your workplace greener' - "If you're the last to leave the office, make sure you turn everything off, such as lights, computer equipment, appliances, motors and machinery".

So, first up could be a trip to the server room, thus wrecking overnight back ups, and ruining any e-commerce one's company engages in. Further down the food chain, switching off the answer phone would also be popular, as would turning off any fridges. As for hospitals, the possibilities are endless...

Dizzy came up with a good one when told of this, "switch the machine off that has been sequencing the human genome for the last six months and is almost finished".

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Blogger Ed said... 1:57 pm

There was a chain email sent out a while ago about a bloke who had turned off the aircon thinking he had done a good deed to return on Monday morning to find the company's computers had been destroyed by overheating.  



Blogger Tristan said... 5:17 pm

This happened at my wife's workplace. Some young ideological greenie thought she was doing a good thing when she switched everything off.

The next morning, the whole office couldn't do any work for 2 hours until it was discovered that the office server had been switched off.  



Blogger Croydonian said... 6:15 pm

As some wag once put it, 'make something idiot-proof, and the universe will generate a better idiot'... Or something like that.  



Blogger flashgordonnz said... 7:37 am

FFS, I got as far as "With UK workplaces generating more carbon dioxide emissions than homes" and gave up.

It should have started thus: "With UK union offices generating more methane than a council landfill..."  



Anonymous dearieme said... 7:43 pm

When Mill (or whoever it was) referred to the Tories as the Stupid Party, he was speaking before Labour and the TUC had been invented.  



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