I don’t know what to do about my job – aside from go straight to the boss about this A/C issue

The dusty old ductwork seems to just push around hot and dusty air, so our office is constantly feeling too warm and full of stale air

We’ve been in our new office for about a month now, and I think everyone I work with is wishing we were at the old building! See, the company I work for recently moved offices to a building on the other side of town. While we don’t mind being this close to the heart of downtown, we do mind being cramped together in a crummy old office building! The “new” office clearly hasn’t been renovated in the past thirty years, as much of the furniture and wallpaper will indicate. The worst part though would be the air conditioning in the office – or the lack thereof, really. At our old office building, we had access to radiant heated floors to heat our office space. That was awesome during the winter, and during the summer we could fall back on an excellent central air conditioning system. That place never got any warmer than 75 degrees over the summer, or colder than 70 degrees in the winter! Now, however, it’s a very different environment. The dusty old ductwork seems to just push around hot and dusty air, so our office is constantly feeling too warm and full of stale air. The worst part of this new office is that it’s on the top floor of a 10-story building! All the heat from the floors below us naturally rises upwards to our floor. Our boss has told us that this is a temporary change, but I think we all know that this won’t be fixed any time soon!

 

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