I don't get why it isn't just a set temperature and people dress accordingly. Why can one person decide that everyone else should be slightly uncomfortable because they chose not to wear sleeves this morning? I sit just opposite the thermostat, so the amount of people who change it or look at it every few minutes is shocking
We've got one of those horrible pushes for productivity and improving our output at work at the moment, so I'm tempted to propose a fixed temperature to help save literal hours of discussions and grumbling and fiddling.
There's one guy in the office who pretty much won't let us have the air conditioning on at all to "save the environment", and while I appreciate the sentiment, it's far from productive to be sat dripping with sweat and unable to concentrate on a hot day.
I used to work in an office that was once open plan but over time got chopped up into more and more smaller rooms. Either because they were doing it on the cheap or just didn't think about it they never considered how the air con might need updating during these changes and so as a result you had one room (ours) which had the thermostat controlling a single air con system for every room on the entire floor!
To make it worse they also positioned the rooms in such a way that there were some tiny rooms that had multiple air con outlets pumping cold air into them - it was strawberry floating freezing in one of them!
Oh the fun we had fiddling with the settings just to piss people off in other rooms!
OrangeRakoon wrote:What kind of mad workplace lets the employees change the thermostat at will
Like others have said, the women come up in with bare arms, bare legs, low cut tops, no socks, etc, then complain about being cold and turn the temperature up, while the men then turn it down because it's like an oven.
They wonder why others are hot in a small office with lots of PCs running, sun shining through the window, etc. They seem to dress primarily for their commute to and from work in the warm weather, which is about an hour of their day, rather than the 8 hours they'll be sitting in an air-conditioned office.
They are weird and very annoying as a result. When you do your business, instead of hitting the water it lands on a shelf. Then when you flush it shoots a jet of water across the shelf. Trouble is, the jet here isn't very powerful and so things do not always flush away and so need to be given a helping hand so to speak.
Can't believe I just spent the last few moments typing this, why do most of my posts these days seem to involve poo?