New office, old heating

When my boss told me that we were moving into a new building I was extremely excited.

  • I couldn’t wait to work in a modern office building where I was actually able to feel comfortable and safe every day.

I was tired of working in an old building that I was fairly certain was infested with asbestos. Everyday I felt like I was breathing in low-quality indoor air that would potentially lead to major health problems down the line. When we moved our office over to a new building I nearly jumped for joy. And then… I arrived at the building. It turns out, this new office is not new. In fact, the building is even older than the prior one. This means the indoor air quality is somehow even worse. I found this out the hard way when I arrived for work on the first day wearing a cute dress, only to be frozen within 5 minutes of sitting in my seat. It turns out, the indoor air quality control system in this building is absolutely horrible. No matter what temperature you set on the thermostat it is going to be cold and drafty at the desks. We have been using the heating system non-stop and yet it still feels freezing cold in here. I have been trying to talk to the boss about improving the central heating and cooling system as soon as possible. I don’t feel like I can accomplish my work when my fingers are numb and there is no heat passing through the overhead vents. However, my boss keeps shrugging his shoulders and repeating his new favorite phrase, “Have you ever heard of space heaters?”

 

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