Some unusual new staff members have been spotted at the Plant Sciences Group in Radix recently. They don't say much and they hardly move, but they do occupy a work station.
And that is what it's all about. The PSF management wants to see whether there is space in Radix for another couple of chair groups. So ‘head counters' have been walking around in September, to see how intensively the building is used. However, some plant researchers fear that the building will soon be full to bursting, so they installed the balloon people to hoodwink the head counters. Who knows how much weight will be given to the campaign? One thing is sure: the balloon people are lightweight guest workers. Or ghost workers.