Thankfully, our manager finally broke down and decided it was time to buy a new central a/c system for the office.
My work environment for the past year and a half has been hectic and stressful. I work in a decent sized office and instead of cubicles, everyone has an open office layout. Basically, this means that everyone has an open desk with no privacy. At some point, our management team was convinced that it would improve our productivity. However, it’s turned out to be the opposite. I guess in some sense they expect employees to work better if they’re being watched or noticed by everyone around them. They insist that it improves employee communication, however everyone has to take phone calls from the beginning of their shifts until the very end. Combine this with the open office layout and this means that everyone is speaking on top of one another in an effort to hear themselves and their purchasers during phone calls. In the process, the volume inside the office gets ridiculous. This is coupled with the bad a/c system that makes most people uncomfortably warm and sweaty during their shifts. Thankfully, our manager finally broke down and decided it was time to buy a new central a/c system for the office. I guess that her own personal office was beginning to grow equally uncomfortable as our portion of the office. The replacement was inevitable after the seasoned system took a turn for the worse last winter among record lows for the year. This new a/c system could not have come at a better time, because despite the constant noise, at least we are no longer dripping with sweat each afternoon. That’s somewhat of a real improvement.