If I go on interviews and the thermostat is not set on a friendly setting, I make note of it
Have you ever been in a position where you needed to look for a new job? I have not been fired ever since I did not fold boxes at the donut shop for the sunday crowd, so I have not been forced to look for work. However, I have changed jobs many times over my lifetime. Eventually, jobs become boring or bosses become jerks, or raises are inadequate, or whatever. Recently, I have begun being on the prowl for a new position. There are lots of things that important to me, not the least of which is pleasant working environment. That includes ergonomic office furniture and reliable HVAC. If the heater or a/c does not work well, it is miserable being in the office. In the office I work in now, my new boss and I are both hot-natured. We need to have an air conditioning system that can be counted on to deal with over-50 hot flashes and his bursts of temper. If I go on interviews and the thermostat is not set on a friendly setting, I make note of it. I don’t want to accept a position where all the women are constantly turning the thermostat setting up in an effort to keep the office warmer. All those skinny young women are always doing that, and they are always wearing a sweater – even in July! Personally, I only use the heater when it’s needed to keep my pipes from freezing, and I prefer to be cooler rather than warmer. If the office environment needs better a/c, I need a better job.