do people at your work wear lanyards?

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OptionVotes
no 26
yes, and i have one but don't wear it 23
yes, and i wear one too 11


TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 23 May 2012 20:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

we wore lanyards at my old job. it was at a bank and they were security keys. if we didn't have them on us, we couldn't get into our office (ostensibly).

get wolves (get bent), Wednesday, 23 May 2012 20:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

we were given branded lnyards to wear our id badges on, but i rarely see anyone who does that. it's easier to keep it in your wallet.

how's life, Wednesday, 23 May 2012 20:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

based on people who ride the commuter bus with me, this is a popular option among govt workers.

how's life, Wednesday, 23 May 2012 20:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yes, and wear it. If there's an easier way to carry around my security pass (swipe access to all the buildings I work in and many internal areas too), as opposed to fishing about in pockets or carrying my wallet all the time then I'd love to hear it. Whenever someone complains that they've forgotten or lost their pass then it's nearly always a non-lanyard wearer, and I get to tut infuriatingly.

that mustardless plate (Bill A), Wednesday, 23 May 2012 20:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

I clip my pass onto my pocket.

wolf kabob (ENBB), Wednesday, 23 May 2012 20:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

i do, but 99% of the time i just keep the card/lanyard in my pocket, only wear it if i want it out and available to swipe, or am walking around in one of the other buildings where they like to make sure you're authorized to be there

some dude, Wednesday, 23 May 2012 20:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

this poll is incomplete; we have lanyards and belt clips and you can choose which one you want and I chose a belt clip

so, I do not have a lanyard but other ppl at my job do and they wear them

that is a weird thing to bring up over lean cuisine (DJP), Wednesday, 23 May 2012 20:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

in my pocket

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 23 May 2012 20:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

I used to work in a large building where every. single. door. was swipecard access. So I used a lanyard there. But otherwise I'd put a pass in my pocket.

banal like a null (snoball), Wednesday, 23 May 2012 21:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

belt clips - you mean the retractable spools of string? those are nice.

how's life, Wednesday, 23 May 2012 21:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

No belt clips supplied at mine but I've worn them before in other jobs, tended to clip it to the pocket of trousers. One day, when I clear out my "home office" and empty the box full of stuff from previous jobs I might even find one, and use it, again.

that mustardless plate (Bill A), Wednesday, 23 May 2012 21:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

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lag∞n, Wednesday, 23 May 2012 21:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

belt clips - you mean the retractable spools of string? those are nice.

I do, and yes I love them until they break and the spring pops out and no amount of rewinding/resetting can get it back to the elasticity it originally had, at which point I hate them and pine wistfully for a lanyard

then I get another belt clip: PROBLEM SOLVED these things rule

that is a weird thing to bring up over lean cuisine (DJP), Wednesday, 23 May 2012 21:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

or what abt if youre wearing a giant ill fitting button down it just lets u in

lag∞n, Wednesday, 23 May 2012 21:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

My building pass and my office pass are in my wallet on the logic that it's far less likely for me to lose than a lanyard.

Love Max Ophüls of us all (Michael White), Wednesday, 23 May 2012 21:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

Enticingly, every ID pass at mine has recently been renewed with a contactless chip now built in - so in about 5 years when the doors get upgraded we'll be able to swan about, passes nestled in pockets, lanyards retired.

that mustardless plate (Bill A), Wednesday, 23 May 2012 21:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

We have swipe cards with (in my case, hideous) ID photos on them but we only need those to get to the ground floor elevator area. On the other hand, the security dudes downstairs p much let anyone in who doesn't have their card, so.

I keep mine in the outer pocket of my wallet, which is perpetually swollen with Wallet Garbage. So in the morning I slap my bloated wallet down on top of the card reader thing like a dead flounder.

but he go's to a resturang and then die in a toilet (Jon Lewis), Wednesday, 23 May 2012 21:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

Lanyard's only a good look with a sidearm imho

like a dead flounder

I have several reader cards; building, office and transit so my day is punctuated by my either slapping one side of the wallet against a reader or shimmying up against one and shoving the side of my groin against it.

Love Max Ophüls of us all (Michael White), Wednesday, 23 May 2012 21:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

haha it is good sometimes to be reminded about things like this that i often forget exist. no and obv no one else does, but i find them sort of charming i think

I want L'interieur chicken, not Hausu chicken (jjjusten), Wednesday, 23 May 2012 21:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

I have one but I don't use it as I get a bit self-conscious about it bouncing from side to side as I walk around. Perhaps some ladies know what I mean here, ahem.

(obv not a woman-only problem but slightly more embarrassing if you are one. I could tell when a previous male coworker was returning to the office as his set of keys and ID cards bouncing made a particularly distinctive jangle with every step. Suppose I should shorten the lanyard so it doesn't bounce off anything I don't want attention drawn to.)

instant coffee happening between us (a passing spacecadet), Wednesday, 23 May 2012 21:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

Not long after I first got my access cards I came home drunk one Friday and waved my wallet at the front gate. Annoyingly, it did not grant me access to my building.

Love Max Ophüls of us all (Michael White), Wednesday, 23 May 2012 21:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

You have to shout "Open Sesame!" at the same time.

banal like a null (snoball), Wednesday, 23 May 2012 21:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

Suppose I should shorten the lanyard so it doesn't bounce off anything I don't want attention drawn to

Excuse me for channeling the shades of grey thread but why would your lanyard be long enough for your card to be bouning around 'down there'?

Love Max Ophüls of us all (Michael White), Wednesday, 23 May 2012 21:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

Ouvre, sesame didn't work either, snoball.

Love Max Ophüls of us all (Michael White), Wednesday, 23 May 2012 21:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

boun   /baʊn, bun/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object) Archaic .
to prepare; make ready.

Who knew?

Love Max Ophüls of us all (Michael White), Wednesday, 23 May 2012 21:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

Normal office means I wear it clipped to a pocket with a leash. Working at a customer site where your badge has to be visible and worn above the waist means lanyard time. I have a stylish neon rainbow one from the Stax museum just for this purpose.

Jaq, Wednesday, 23 May 2012 21:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

Lots of people I work with wear them. What is weird is when people keep their debit cards in there as well. Right there around their neck or on their hip instead I safely stashed away.

I keep everything in my wallet.

Jeff, Wednesday, 23 May 2012 21:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

No, thank heavens.

it was a dark and stormy genitals. (Phil D.), Wednesday, 23 May 2012 22:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Thursday, 24 May 2012 00:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

Not long after I first got my access cards I came home drunk one Friday and waved my wallet at the front gate. Annoyingly, it did not grant me access to my building.

― Love Max Ophüls of us all (Michael White), Wednesday, 23 May 2012 16:29 (2 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I often pull my wallet out reflexively as I approach doors. It works really well on sliding doors in shops, they just open right up.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Thursday, 24 May 2012 00:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

I wear a lanyard at work to get in and out of the building and to prove I'm not a terrorist. I used to rail against the injustice of having to wear one, regarding it as some kind of civil liberty infringement and noting how it ruins my otherwise perfect fashion presentation, but I eventually got over myself.

However, I do have a nasty habit of chewing it as if I'm a puppy, which means that it's covered in chew marks. I have been known to blame my (non-existant) hamster for these marks. I comfort myself by remembering that I'm only chewing it because The Man makes me wear it, tho I readily admit that this is a kinda flimsy excuse.

give me back my 200 dollars (NotEnough), Thursday, 24 May 2012 13:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

I use a retractble string thingie plus lanyard. That's right: COMBO.

I have not counted the number of times I have to swipe on an average day, but it is easily 20+ times.

quincie, Thursday, 24 May 2012 14:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh man i hate the retractable spool of string thing. i only had to use one for a couple months during a temp job last year, and after a few weeks i had totally messed it up afaict using it the normal way a normal amount, and the string was all slack.

some dude, Thursday, 24 May 2012 14:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

maybe your just not cut out for this life son *snaps retractable spool of string thing*

lag∞n, Thursday, 24 May 2012 14:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

A Little Princess btw (s1ocki), Thursday, 24 May 2012 14:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

i've broken 3 belt clips and i hate wearing a lanyard (i hate the word, too), so i'm a badass and i just carry the ID in my pocket and then forget it every 3 months or so

Mad God 40/40 (Z S), Thursday, 24 May 2012 14:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

when i pull the ID out of my pocket, sometimes i hear nearby citizens/coworkers mutter "god, what a badass"

Mad God 40/40 (Z S), Thursday, 24 May 2012 15:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

then i say "i even hate the word lanyard", and sometimes people faint

Mad God 40/40 (Z S), Thursday, 24 May 2012 15:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

I thought a lanyard was something involved in shipbuilding until a few years ago.

Trey Imaginary Songz (WmC), Thursday, 24 May 2012 15:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

At my old job in IT everyone wore lanyards with their IDs because they used them all the time to swipe in to the datacenter and other useful things. Since security was kind of an important thing leaving your ID lying around - even on your desk - was highly frowned upon and enforcement meant that if you found someone's ID anywhere they had to buy you lunch.

At my current job in a library there is absolutely no reason whatsoever for anyone anywhere to actually wear a lanyard, yet a handful of people do. I tend to use this as a marker for people that I cannot take seriously and want nothing to do with.

joygoat, Thursday, 24 May 2012 15:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

read that as "swipe into the dancefloor".

the fey monster (ledge), Thursday, 24 May 2012 15:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

at my current lanyard-wearing job i organize a lot of the office supplies, including the lanyards, and we have them in like 5 different bright colors. thinking about switching my usual lime green lanyard out for purple or orange, swag it out a little

some dude, Thursday, 24 May 2012 15:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

read that as "swoop into the defecator"

Mad God 40/40 (Z S), Thursday, 24 May 2012 15:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

some people at my office do but not many. last fall the building put in a subway-style turnstile thing at the entrance; i've seen far fewer people even wearing their IDs after that, which is kinda interesting.

goole, Thursday, 24 May 2012 15:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

er, the turnstile needs an ID swipe to open, if that wasn't clear

goole, Thursday, 24 May 2012 15:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

So, when someone says "lanyard" I think of the plastic craft stuff we used to make key chains out of at camp that apparently some total weirdos in other parts of the country called "gimp".

wolf kabob (ENBB), Thursday, 24 May 2012 17:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

When I think of lanyard:

Love Max Ophüls of us all (Michael White), Thursday, 24 May 2012 18:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

I am so so so glad I no longer have to deal with these things any more.

That said, I have picked up the habit of occasionally trying to wave my Oyster Card at the gate of my building trying to get in. But at least I no longer try to insert my debit card into tube turnstiles.

Dixie Narco Martenot (White Chocolate Cheesecake), Thursday, 24 May 2012 18:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

i remember some girl from northern england or somewhere once accused me of being irremediably bourgeois because i didn't know what a tabard was, but i didnt know what a lanyard (in this form) was either so

Éden Éden Éden / H.A.Z.A.R.D (nakhchivan), Thursday, 24 May 2012 18:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

because i didn't know what a tabard was

?!?

how is that bourgeois, did she live in 1550 or something

goole, Thursday, 24 May 2012 19:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

"thou does not know how to wear a doublet and hose, foul cad!"

banal like a null (snoball), Thursday, 24 May 2012 19:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

ohhhhh

goole, Thursday, 24 May 2012 19:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

'plastic craft stuff we used to make key chains out of at camp'

the fancy people made some crazy double/triple helix tony hawk trickery in theirs and would have this weight to it like that weird weapon that nasa guy used to knock people out in that homer goes to space episode

Philip Nunez, Thursday, 24 May 2012 20:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yes - those! Lanyards!

wolf kabob (ENBB), Thursday, 24 May 2012 20:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

i totally called it "gimp".

how's life, Thursday, 24 May 2012 21:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

most people in my work wear a lanyard, i refuse to wear it, i just swing it around in my hand as i walk. it gets you access to the building and then through the doors that you're allowed through once youre in there. but the front doors stay open for so long once they swing open and holding the doors inside the building for anyone who is behind you is so common that really as far as security measures go it's beyond useless. im a civil servant, we work with sensitive material but not like national security sensitive or anything.

zverotic discourse (jim in glasgow), Thursday, 24 May 2012 21:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Friday, 25 May 2012 00:01 (2 years ago) Permalink


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