Wednesday, January 30, 2013

The Physical Demands of Cubicles

While performing the duties of this job, the colleague is regularly required to sit; use hands to operate a computer keyboard; talk and hear. The colleague is occasionally required to stand and walk. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust eye focus.

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet, with neighboring colleagues seated in offices or cubicles.

I stumbled upon this absolutely and deliciously ludicrous description while reading some job descriptions on Linkedin. So, essentially, applicants should understand that this is a job in an office, where they should understand how to maneuver and behave within a cubicle and how to use a computer work station. I would have hoped that some of these attributes or demands would be implied in the more relevant details, but I suppose spelling everything out to broaden the pool to those unaware that office settings generally involve sitting, listening, speaking when appropriate, and typing. There is no mention about proper foot placement or posture; I like the idea of kicking back, so maybe I will submit my resume. Fingers crossed!

(image taken from Kitschy Kitschy Coo) 


  1. oh dear! well, i think someone needs to do a video tutorial!?!?!?