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Management recently updated the security at my workplace.
A former co-worker of mine decided that just because he didn’t work there anymore didn’t mean he couldn’t put in a code and enter the building. So after several instances of him turning up in places he wasn’t supposed to be, management locked the building down.
Where we used to be able to get into the building by typing in a code, we now have to wave a piece of gray plastic at a reader. It is a good change, but that means you need to have your security fob when you go into the parking lot, or end up walking around the building, dodging geese and their leavings, to get to the front door.
So how to keep track of it? Most people put it on their key chain, but my keys never leave my purse (my car has a proximity sensor). After being locked out a couple of times, I decided I had to find a way to quickly find my fob and grab it, without having to take my briefcase into the parking lot every time I wanted to make a phone call.
I had a lanyard left over from a Girl Scout event, and clipped it onto the fob. Since it is Kelly green, it stands out. I leave the edge of the lanyard hanging out of my briefcase, so all I have to do is grab the lanyard and pull.
When I get inside the building and put my phone on my desk, I place it on top of the lanyard. That way I will always grab it when I grab my phone.
Do you have any memory tricks for remembering your security devices? Or am I the only person who has locked themselves out? Share below.
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