In mid-August, we evacuated our temporary trailer offices and moved into the shiny new office complex at work. i’m enjoying my daily climb* to the third floor as a bonus workout, and my frequent treks down one floor to hit the only functioning coffee pot in the building.
Despite a few growing pains**, it’s generally been fine – except for a recently discovered glitch with building temperature control.
With a turn in the weather, we are now freezing our collective nutsacks off. It’s become a bit unpleasant, and i’ve taken to wearing a jacket in the office. Today was the chilliest day so far. As we were huddled near the copier for warmth, i was struck by a grand plan to solve the temporary problem, while garnering sufficient management attention to get it solved permanently.
Cornering the kid on the “Morale” committee, i asked him when there would be another fundraiser, selling clothing with the organizational logo.
MoraleBoy: We usually do the logo sale in the fall – we’re due for another one.
daisyfae: Forget the golf shirts and denim crap with the embroidered logo. i want “Snuggies“. If we’re all hunkered down in a staff meeting, wearing organizationally sanctioned blankets with sleeves? Someone is bound to get the message.
* Fifty six steps up. At least twice a day, since i go to the gym every day at lunch. Plus an additional twenty eight steps down to the coffee pot. i made a vow when moving in that i would NEVER use the elevator, choosing instead to augment my daily workout. Silly me. File that under “what the fuck was i thinking?”
** i’m now in a cube ranch. Private phone conversations? No such thing. Seeing as i swear like a sailor when yakking with certain colleagues, i’m afraid i’m teaching the young engineers across the wall some new vocabulary words… What’s not to like about yet another opportunity to earn a few “hostile workplace” points”?