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April 15, 2005

Thermostat Wars

So. Last week two new people moved upstairs in my building, taking up Jake's old office. We also hired a brand new person (the research assistant position I was interviewing for) and she's in there, too.


Ever since then, it has been BRUTALLY COLD back in my office. The thermostat is out in Jake's old office. It's a new digital thermostat that has been in place for about a month. We never had a problem with it until ... THEY came over.

My office is FRIGID. I'm wearing a t-shirt, a long-sleeved shirt, and a sweater, and I'm still shivering. Cindy (my officemate) just came over and put her fingers on my cheek - ice cold.

My fingernails are a lovely shade of lavendar, even without the benefit of nail polish.

I'm seriously considering lighting the spare desk in my office on fire. It's only particle board rather than real wood, but I'm sure it will burn all the same. It might give off some noxious (and ultimately fatal) fumes, but that's only of secondary concern at this point.

And let me tell you something - walking around with CONSTANT HEADLIGHTS is a.) not funny, and b.) rather painful.

Posted by Highwaygirl on April 15, 2005 04:04 PM to the category Work

Hopefully it's just a case where they don't know how to use the thermostat. If you have a site maintenence department (or TPTB) you can ask that they 'correct the problem'. If all else fails, there's always the desk option.

Posted by: lifeonhold at April 15, 2005 07:51 PM

Considering the description of these entities you gave me, there might be a solution.

Hide the cooler they use to keep their soda cool. That way, they'll be forced to go downstairs, thus the heat generated from the chubrub should leave your floor all nice & cozy.

Just an idea.

Ibiza Lounge Vol. 1 is digustingly good.

Posted by: AuntieChrist at April 15, 2005 09:05 PM

I have this problem too. I'm such an impatient person, I just went out and bought a space heater for my office. It was about $15 and now I control the temperature in my office. Muahahaha

Posted by: Kyara at April 16, 2005 01:44 PM
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