Working From Home Amid COVID-19 Concerns

Fujitec Elevators & Escalators, headquartered in Japan with operational headquarters worldwide, recently posted on LinkedIn a photo collage of its sales team members working from home, observing that “safety of our employees is our topmost priority. However, our sales team continues to #stayathome and work with full enthusiasm to keep up our customer commitments.”

The Fujitec sales team working from home; image courtesy of Fujitec

Photographic Memory Should Serve Future Elevator Engineer Well

Listing Fujitec, Toshiba and Mitsubishi Electric among his favorite elevator brands, 12-year-old Aaryan Sachin Kashyap of Bengaluru, India, has a photographic memory, especially when it comes to vertical-transportation equipment, according to The Times of India. He remembers elevator specifications from more than 5,000 sites he’s visited, recalling the details within 5 seconds, according to the source. Aaryn’s parents noticed his fascination with elevators when he was only 2 1/2, and have supported his love for the equipment since. Shimoga and Smitha Sachin have documented nearly 1,100 elevators around the world that Aaryan remembers — including 654 in Bengaluru alone! Whenever he’s at a mall, Aaryan says he doesn’t think about shopping — rather, it’s all about elevators. “I love their buttons, their cleanliness and the way they go up and down,” he says. Aaryan already holds a world record for correctly memorizing nearly 100 volumes of Indian children’s books, and has a newfound passion for cooking. However, he says he wants to be an elevator engineer when he grows up, and his passion for detail should certainly serve him well there!

Band’s “Elevator Sessions” Spread Smiles in San Francisco

Beleaguered, achy and sweaty after holiday shopping, imagine you step into an elevator and encounter a five-piece bluegrass band belting out an upbeat, rocking rendition of the Beatles’ Eleanor Rigby. That’s exactly what happened to shoppers in a San Francisco Macy’s recently, courtesy of local band The Brothers Comatose, consisting of brothers Ben and Alex Morrison, who play guitar and banjo, respectively, rounded out by a trio of gents on bass, violin and mandolin. The spectacle is part of the group’s Elevator Sessions series, in which they surprise riders with impromptu performances. These “brothers” are the antithesis and comatose, smiling and interacting with riders and they masterfully harmonize. It’s clear the band members were thrilled to help spread smiles during the sometimes stressful holiday season. They even stopped to pose with Santa. Check out their Eleanor Rigby cover below!