Staff moving north to the BBC's flagship MediaCity development in Salford Quays are being offered a choice of three models of swivel chair. Officials then teach employees how to sit down to ensure they are following health and safety procedures.GAH!!!
Dan Walker, presenter of BBC One's Football Focus, is among those who have undergone the training. He wrote on Twitter: "Just had a chat with a chair champion. I have to select my favourite model... all of them swivel."*blood pressure rising*
The BBC insisted that the training was standard practise for office relocations…I've moved offices several times - never, ever, have I had 'chair training'.
John Whittingdale, the Conservative chairman of the Culture, Media and Sport select committee, said: "This is the kind of thing that risks making the BBC a laughing stock. I think most people would feel capable of deciding how to adjust their chair without professional advice from an employee of the BBC."Well, quite. Clearly, they are being given the wrong type of chair, then. It's something easily remedied.