(Closed) NWR: I need your advice

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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46612 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

If you have a medical condition, you should speak to HR or your Occupational Health and Safety committee and ask that your condition be accomodated. They can always wear a sweater if they are cold. There is a limit re what you can expect though. It can’t be so cold that their hands are too cold to work.

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

I agree about speaking with HR or something. If it’s affecting you physically (medically) then that is unacceptable. Have you not said to them that you have a medical condition when they passive-aggressively glare?

Post # 7
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7770 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

@peasantsong:  So I see you talked to them, and they responded- so is it over?- like, leave it at 72 “until your condition is under control” (whatever that means -eyeroll at them)

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I would talk to HR. If your business is small I know mine is I would say back to them well until I can get my medical condition under control can we compromise to have the temp be 72 degrees? Or talk to your boss and say you would be more productive if you were comfortable at work rather than feeling like you were dying the entire day. Ask your company to buy them space heaters they are 20.00 at walmart!

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Can you get a better fan? My husband used to have one that ROCKED, like kept both of us cool at night under covers. I can look up the brand name for you if you want.

Post # 12
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7770 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

@peasantsong:  Oh :/ So more like, “Well, fix yourself sweetie, so you can stop inconveniencing me by making me get off my butt to turn the heat up!”  Shoot.  That stinks.  I would try to talk to them again and tell them that the heat is making you ill, you cannot help it.  They are being super selfish.  Like, put on a sweater, people!  Will it get better as the summer comes?  Will they go for ac?

Post # 14
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7770 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

@peasantsong:  That stinks.  I have the opposite conditon- I have a really low body temp from a med. condition- I would hate to be in your shoes in reverse- They are being awful.  I am really sorry.  I hope they come around!  Otherwise, you might have to work in a separate section of the office- maybe by a window??  They can’t be so difficult when you have a medical condition.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I am cold at anything below 73. I don’t have a medical condition (that I’m aware of at least), I just get cold much easier than anyone else! But if someone felt sick because I liked it at 75 degrees, I’d work it out, they’re being so rude & cruel about it!

What I would do is get a high quality fan, you can put a damp washcloth on the fan, but on the back cover. This usually helps make it more cool. You could get a big plant, it always seemed that the office was coolest around the plant (a real one that you water). You could get one of those small water fountains (they’re for decoration & go on a desk). Dip your fingers in it when you get too hot.

Sounds like you can’t really fight the temperature :(. At my old office it was 100 degrees outside in the summer, but one person in management changed the thermostat consistantly to 63 degrees in the office. I froze & just had to keep an extra jacket at work. I went outside & melted & got a headache because of the temperature change, it was the worst thing ever!

ETA: A fan will only blow the current air around, if you can get a small portable air conditioner that you can keep at your desk, that will help cool you much better. But they’re around $100-200. Try the damp washcloth on your fan, this will help to cool the air & just re-wet it when it drys out.

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