I actually thought I had enemies at the office before, but now I suppose I really kicked the hornet’s nest.
- It was all about the temperature control settings in the office.
At first I thought it was a good thing that people were permitted to adjust the temperature control settings. It was a fairly civil thing at first and people were able to get along fine. Eventually, people were frustrated about not feeling perfectly comfortable and they would adjust the temperature control settings like crazy. Nobody could ever agree on the right temperature control settings. I eventually had a talk with my boss about this problem and he agreed that we should do something about it. I suggested to him that he invest in a smart thermostat which would allow him to put a pin code on there so nobody could adjust the temperature control settings except for him. When he learned that he would also be able to adjust the temperature control settings remotely, he really was smiling and loving the sound of having a smart thermostat. He even allowed me to make the announcement to the group that moving forward the temperature control settings were going to be set at 71 degrees in the summer and 69 degrees in the winter. The office has always had a great heating system so I didn’t mind that temperature too much. It’s just that when I told everybody what was going on, a lot of people were suddenly angry with me. However, there are people who see why I helped do this and they are appreciative.