Employees Can't Stop Smashing Their Heads Into Apple's Glass Walls

Employees Can't Stop Smashing Their Heads Into Apple's Glass Walls

In an effort to curb cranial collisions, unidentified company employees took to placing Post-It notes on glass walls as a way of warning their colleagues. It plays host to around 13,000 employees seated on seven floors: Four above the ground, and three below. Apple CEO Tim Cook told 60 Minutes in 2015 that "the quality and the size" of the 3000 sheets of glass that have been used at the headquarters "are above all that has ever been accomplished".

And yet, the campus seems to have a problem: People keep walking into the building's signature glass walls and doors, according to reports from Bloomberg and MarketWatch.

In order to help mitigate the issue, many employees started to use Post-it notes to remind others that there's glass ahead.

The whole building is surrounded by curved glass, and work spaces inside are also made with a lot of glass.

Despite the painstaking process, the Apple Park design is not infallible.

With the size and facility to house almost 13,000 employees, the £3.5bn ($4.9bn) Apple Park was originally proposed by Steve Jobs shortly before his death in 2011. The building's design was crafted by famed architect Norman Foster, taking major cues from Apple co-founder Steve Job's vision for the new headquarters. This was to make everyone feel connected-everyone can see everyone else even when they are in their own offices-called "pods" in Apple-speak. Wired magazine, first to pay a visit at its opening previous year, described the structure as a "statement of openness, of free movement", in contrast to Apple's typically insular culture. But the idea of using glass, however, isn't the most impressive detail about this structure, Apple's design chief Jony Ive said.

Place thousands of people distracted by iPhones in a building that is mostly transparent, and perhaps the results are inevitable.

But no incidents have been registered with the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

We reached out to Apple PR for comment.

The "dumbass walks into a glass door" bit is so hack that it was on Two and a Half Men before Charlie Sheen went all AIDS-crazy and tried to strangle Chuck Lorre or whatever.