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Health workers and the moving musical chairs



A state office complex became a giant game of musical chairs Monday as dozens of Department of Health employees stopped their work day to wheel desk chairs and computers across a parking lot in the first day of a week-long agency-wide reorganization.

A handful of moving trucks were on hand to load filing cabinets as 1,200 employees are being asked to switch from one building to another. But most of the moving was being done by employees, dressed casually in the unseasonably warm 81-degree day.

It’s all part of an effort by Department of Health Secretary John Armstrong to respond to the downsizing ordered by the Florida Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Rick Scott last session. Many of them will switch spaces from Building 2585 in the Southwood Office Complex to Building 4025.

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[Last modified: Monday, January 14, 2013 7:41pm]


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