I’ve been fighting a silent battle of the last few weeks.
In the corner of our office we have a floorplate with a few cables coming out of it that stretch to the printer, the WiFi hub and NAS hard drive. Every day the cleaners come in, lift the floor plate up to plug in the vacuum cleaner and then drop the lid back down when done.
Unfortunately this pinches the cables and network cables don’t like to be pinched. Plus it annoys my sense of tidyness (right you can stop laughing right this second thankyouverymuch)
I complained to office management to no avail. I asked the cleaners directly to no avail.
So eventually instead of complaining I thought I would do something about it. I took a 4 plug multi-adaptor and plugged it in and left it on top of the floor box.
The next evening I was working late (well I was working normal hours which seems to mean late) and watched the cleaners come in, open the floor box, unplug the empty 4 plug adaptor, plug in the vacuum cleaner, unplug the vacuum cleaner, plug back in the empty adaptor, drop the lid and pinch my cables.
Sometimes you just can’t win.