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Monday morning observation. - Paint It Black
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Monday morning observation.
In my (admittedly not-so-humble) opinion, laws should be passed so that people who fiddle with the thermostats in an office are drug out into the street and summarily beaten with a pillowcase full of quarters. We could have squadrons of specially trained Thermostat Enforcement Agents staged throughout the Midwest, ready to leap onto a plane on a moment's notice. I'm picturing regiments of strong young weightlifers, all of whom can bench 400 pounds and are eager to perform their duty.

Only through the deployment of TEA can we make office life tolerable for cube-drones the world over.

you know what I mean

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ashmcairo From: ashmcairo Date: April 17th, 2006 02:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
You spoiled brat! Aleast you don't have to work in a bitter, cold server room all day with just a tube top and Daisy Dukes.
feren From: feren Date: April 17th, 2006 02:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
Fun Fact (TM): Most design standards today recommend that data centers operate between 68 and 77 degrees F. Our primary data center (for reasons I won't go into) operates at an average somewhere around 80 degrees F, give or take a degree.

Now, contrast with this: the fucking thermostat just outside my cube was set to sub 59 F by these assjackals.

Also, tube tops should never be worn by anybody who works at my place of employment. Under penalty of being lit on fire.
From: (Anonymous) Date: April 17th, 2006 02:54 pm (UTC) (Link)

Could've been worse.

Our Thermostat was set to "shake and bake" late last week...

It's someones science experiment to see if adding temperature change (and the stress related to these extreme changes) causes quicker mental breakdowns.

doomsey From: doomsey Date: April 17th, 2006 03:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
You should consider yourself lucky to even have a thermostat. Most UI buildings have two modes: refrigerator (used in summer), and sauna (used in winter). Neither is pleasant.
From: (Anonymous) Date: April 17th, 2006 06:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
Also, tube tops should never be worn by anybody who works at my place of employment. Under penalty of being lit on fire.

Is that your personal rule for everyone or is that punishment for people who violate the dress code?

I'm a rebel, see. I wanna wear open toed shoes! Vinyl pants for everyone! MWAHAHAHAHA

- Sheena
ottr From: ottr Date: April 17th, 2006 02:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
That would mean that the TEA agents would in fact have to use their pillowcase of quarters in a method I would hereby like to dub TEAbagging.
From: almanzo Date: April 17th, 2006 03:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've always preferred the pillow case full of batteries myself. Or is there a special criteria of wrongdoing for which that level of beating is applicable?
duckhunter From: duckhunter Date: April 17th, 2006 10:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Comment from the Dark Side: This is why I keep the thermostats in my buidling locked, where only me and my boss can change them.

The little wheels are still on the walls, tho'. I call it my HVAC placebo. "Little warm in your office? Just turn the dial a bit. It may take a half hour or so to kick in, so be paitent.
justincheetah From: justincheetah Date: May 27th, 2006 10:40 am (UTC) (Link)

Thermal wars

Sometimes I wonder if this was intentional...

SGI's larger buildings had a somewhat typical zone temperature system. The company policy regarding office space stated one will either get a cube with a window, or a hardwall office. Most buildings had a 50/50 split between the two. Those zone thermostats? They were placed in the hardwall offices. Piss off your coworker with the thermostat? He could sit there and tweak with a good portion of his surrounding cow-worker's environment.

Never mind that my hardwall had a thermostat. *innocent grin*

In all seriousness, it was rather shortsighted, since there was typically a huge pile of computers in most offices that'd play merry hell with what the thermostat thought the building temperature was really doing.
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