The neverending battle: office temp

I think I just overheard someone talking about me. “She can always put more clothes on. I can’t take mine off.”

Yes, it was me. I turned off the air conditioning. It’s forty degrees outside and I doubt our doublewide is well-insulated. I’m already wearing a heavy sweater, gloves, and a fleece blanket at my desk. Oh, and I saw snow flurries this morning. It’s not like I turned on the heat, geez.

Exhibit A: Study on office temperature and productivity

At 66 degrees Fahrenheit (18.8 degrees Celsius) workers typed 54 percent of the time and with a 25 percent error rate. When the temperature was raised to 77 degrees Fahrenheit (25 degrees Celsius), the workers were typing 100 percent of the time and with a paltry 10 percent error rate.

2 thoughts on “The neverending battle: office temp

  1. My office has been FREEZING all day too. It’s such a waste. I’ve been bundled up with a fleece shawl and trying to keep my teeth-tappin’ shivers to a minimum.

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