Secure workspaces aren’t anything new. I’ve never been employed in a professional (I use that term very loosely in this context) setting that didn’t have some sort of secure access for employees. On your first day they always give you these handy little devices that allow you to get in. They’re usually called something like keys, pass cards, or badges. There may be other names for them, but hopefully you get m y point; which is that they’re a handy little device of your very own that lets you into the work area. Amazing, huh?
These handy little devices are usually incredibly simple to use; you insert them into a hole and turn them, slide them in and out of a little slot, or wave them in front of a little scanning device, and the door magically unlocks itself. It doesn’t sound too complicated, right? Wrong!
Apparently carrying and using these handy little devices on a daily basis is on the same difficulty level as curing cancer and obtaining world peace. It simply cannot be done by everyone. No, it seems that many people (the rate seems to go up with position and even more so with perceived position and importance) find it nearly impossible. So I say again, it’s called a key/pass card, badge, USE IT to let yourself into the work area instead of constantly harassing the front desk personnel to “buzz you back”, which entails stopping what they’re doing to contort themselves into some unnatural position to reach the buzzer that was probably placed there by an imbecile just like you!