It's no secret that the job market isn't as strong as it used to be. That is why when I start to complain about my boss, a co-worker or something else, I stop myself. After all, I feel lucky to have a steady paycheck, especially when more than 12 million Americans are unemployed.
But, despite how grateful I am to work, sometimes I find myself getting annoyed when I walk into the office. About a week ago, I walked into the office and the first thing I noticed was how hot it is. Well, I knew the air conditioner wasn't on, but I just figured our boss, Amanda, would turn it on when she got into work.
Two hours later, Amanda was at her desk, but the office was still incredibly stuffy. I could feel myself start to perspire underneath my work shirt. I asked her what was going on and she informed me that the air conditioner was broken.
I couldn't believe this! The weatherman said our town was going to start experiencing a heat wave. Why did the AC have to break at such an awful time? What is even worse is that Amanda said that she didn't think she would be able to get an electrician over to fix the unit for a couple of days.
In order to avoid feeling like my colleagues and I were working in a sweatshop, I decided to come to the rescue. During my lunch hour, my coworker and I walked over to the local hardware store and purchased a few electric fans.
I can't tell you what a lifesaver these appliances are. One of the great things about the fans is that they have a variety of settings. Since it's been so hot lately, I reckon my office will be using turning our fans on high until the AC is fixed.