Caution ‐ this office may damage your health
Purpose ‐ This paper aims to present reflections on the frustrations of working in the modern business office setting. Design/methodology/approach ‐ This is a fictional poem. Findings ‐ The poem reveals that the accumulation of relatively minor
irritants, distractions and frustrations can have a significantly deleterious effect on the mental condition of some sensitive office workers. Research implications ‐ The paper presents warning signs for the potential implications for occupational health and safety of the culture
and working conditions prevalent in many office environments in the twenty-first century. Originality/value ‐ The paper presents a poet's perspective on modern office working conditions.