(Closed) Office Vent – Broken Air Conditioner!

posted 7 years ago in Career
Post # 5
385 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I always wear a sweater or jacket and use a space heater because it’s always cold in my office.  I hate over-air-conditioned offices.  I want to be able to wear the same clothing inside and outside and be comfortable.  Sorry, guess I can sympathize more with your coworker…  🙁

Post # 6
3255 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@LlamaWife: Sorry about this! 🙁 The A/C was broken in my classroom in May and it was a nightmare, so I totally emphathize with you!

Is there anyone below the HR level that you could speak with about the issue? Is the “someone” you spoke with on the custodial staff or a supervisor of yours? Your manager is likely to be reprimanded for not handling the situation if you directly confront HR, so I would see if you can work it out with him/her first.

If it’s not handled properly soon, I would contact HR about it if it’s a serious enough issue that it’s severly and negatively affecting your work environment. 

Post # 7
235 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I don’t have any ideas to help (besides lots of ice water), because like JenniferG it feels like I work in a freezer 🙁

I do like the little pun in the title with the vent tho!

Post # 9
9483 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

The AC at my place of work (a hospital, btw) was down for a few hours today.  Imagine working with geriatrics in a muggy/hot area.  Yeah, not a good combination.

Post # 10
4046 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

perhaps you can get a thermometer and check the heat every day. there is a big difference if it is 75 every day or 83, know what i mean? you could try charting it daily, just so you have some evidence to show management.

 is it possible to switch seats with someone else who doesn’t mind the heat?

otherwise I think you definitely have a case for your manager/ HR, you can tell them how it is distracting or perhaps affecting your work/ your computer, etc, because it is so hot.

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