Friday, June 24, 2011

They say taupe is very soothing.*

I have decided that I'm kind of the Dr. Frankenstein of office furniture. We have some really old chairs at work...some really old and dilapidated chairs. We have decided to slowly start replacing them. If it were up to me I would say, "Out with the old and in with the new!" but there's a budget and responsible spending getting in the way.

Therefore, ever so slowly (and by that I mean, we have a grand total of 2) we are getting new chairs. This chair dilemma kind of gets in the way of a small portion of my job. A new chair can take 2-3 weeks to get to us from the time of ordering. Not that long...when you are purchasing the chairs in advance (I think that's what Steven Covey means by being proactive), but when you realize you need new chairs as you are setting up a new hire who starts on Monday...not such a good thing.

So today, I was setting up two new hires and realized that both of their chairs were just dismal. I found a semi-descent chair only to realize that the arm had a hole in it, not too noticeable until you put your arm on the armrest. So I went to my little "chair graveyard" (seriously, that's what we call it), found a chair with a decent right arm and then went to work removing it. I took the arm to the other chair and replaced the bad arm with the good. "It's alive!"




...sadly, I have the feeling I will be doing this for a while before it can be proven that we should just buy a bunch of new chairs to have on hand. Then the chair graveyard can be converted into a...a...a chair incubator.

Fingers crossed we get some new chairs soon, I think the issue is slowly driving me mad.

6 comments:

Sarah said...

OCEANS 11 :)

Sarah said...

Oh my...office furniture :) That is what I live and breath every day! What brand of chairs are you guys getting for your new ones?

Sarah said...

cool about the sit on it. that's a good brand and those should last you guys a while! another brand you can look at that has 48 hour ship from the time you order it is VIA. Their "Riva Mesh" is a nice chair that's not too high priced (you know, for a comercial seating line...all that stuff is more than I would pay for my house, but it's made to last)

Vanessa said...

Chair graveyard. Haha, too funny! I hope the chairs come in soon!

Have a great weekend, lady!

Michelle said...

you mean to tell me I've been looking for a job and you've hired two OTHER people? just kidding. not really.

Gibson Family said...

We have the same chair problem in my office too.

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