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Cabin fever: employees have Olympic sleepover at work

Jonathan Warren

23.04.2012

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Jonathan Warren
A London company has installed pods for its workers to rest in while the Olympic Games are on, it was revealed recently. The cabin beds100926939 will mean the company never sleeps, with workers on site 24 hours a day. Interxion, a data centre service provider, bought the specially designed pods to eliminate the disruption the Games could have caused to their commuting staff. The company said the decision shows that they put "resilience" and "uptime" before all else. The move is a step away from the practice of many companies, who will choose to let employees work from home while Olympic-mania takes over the transport routes. Instead of going home in the evening, Interxion's workers will be able to stay in the building all night so the company is not plagued by absentees the next morning. The pods are from London-based company Podtime. In a press release on April 12th Jon Gray, Podtime's director, explained the circumstances which they hope will lead to an influx of orders for their cabins. He said: “Everyone working in central London will feel the challenging side-effect of the Games, and the organisations they work for will face operational issues with employees being stuck in queues rather than being in the office."

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