The bullpen needs a new air conditioner

We have discussed many times how the cost of getting a new, better HVAC system would be balanced out by increased morale and productivity

The problem with most bosses is that they started off as bosses. The cool ones are the people that worked their way up through the ranks, because they know what it’s like to work for “the man” instead of just being handed the position. My current boss used to work in the cubicle next to mine, and I am so happy for her. She really earned her promotion, and now I hope she remembers what it’s like for the rest of us. Now she has a private office, so she doesn’t have to work in the “bullpen.” She has her own thermostat and HVAC unit in her office, so she can set it however she likes it. For the rest of us, there are a few air vents that we all share in one long, massive sized room. In the bullpen there is one thermostat for the entire room, and the dozens of people in it. There is no way on earth that a room full of people can decide on one thermostat setting they all agree on, right? This setup ensures that around half the employees here are dissatisfied with the office HVAC settings at any given time, and that is bad for productivity. We have discussed many times how the cost of getting a new, better HVAC system would be balanced out by increased morale and productivity. In a building this size, the HVAC system would have to be substantial, commercial grade, and very expensive, but I hope she uses her position to make it happen. Fingers crossed!

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