I toil in an office on the fifth floor of an office building.
The windows of our office suite run from the floor to the ceiling, and our private office faces the south side of the building.
As much as I prefer the view, the heat that is emitted from the south-facing windows is intense. The supervisor turned down our request to have blinds or curtains installed, claiming that it would ruin the decor. The concern is that the building air conditioner program is outdated and often malfunctions. Once it gets to be the middle of the summer, I bring in a fan and dress in the coolest outfit that I can get away with. Some afternoons, the supervisor sets the temperature control too frigid and other afternoons he sets it way too hot. The two of us have a suggestion box located on the wall in the reception area, and numerous of our co-workers and I have put suggestions in the box pertaining to the unpleasant temperature during the summer time months. I study anywhere that employee comfort is directly related to employee productiveness. I mentioned the learn in our written suggestion. The old air conditioner program has been repaired more than once by a team of heating and cooling professionalsâ€¦ But the effects of their repair never last long, and the two of us beginning the cycle all over again. The more the malfunction of the air conditioner, the more I am leaning towards getting our own portable air conditioner. I’ve been told that they are a bit noisy, however at this point it doesn’t matter. The hot daylight streaming into the windows plus the on-and-off functioning of the air conditioner have caused good discomfort and stress. I’m tempted to take a few personal afternoons to escape the situation, even though I unquestionably don’t want to waste them.