While I love my job and the people I work with, I hate the office building I’m required to work from.
The HVAC system is never maintained by an HVAC professional and it’s impossible to get the management team to put money towards any HVAC issues.
One time, our furnace went out for two months without a single person doing anything about it. The conditions were so terrible that someone complained to someone important and the entire building was shut down until they got it repaired. While I was thankful for the forced repair, I wish it would have had a better impact on the company to manage the HVAC system better. Recently, my coworkers and I have noticed a shift in the air quality. There’s so much dust floating around the air and our desks have to be wiped down regularly. The lady who sits beside me sneezes at least 30 times a day due to the dust irritations. Lately, we’ve been talking about purchasing an air purifier for our portion of the office. If management won’t do anything about the HVAC system and the air conditions, then it’s up to us. We’ve decided that if we pull our money together then we can invest in a decent air purifier. We’ve been looking at different air purifiers online, but we haven’t taken the plunge yet. We’re debating if it’s worth contacting someone again about having the air filter replaced or a general HVAC tune up. Something has to be done.