Since I wasn’t laid off when they initially closed the offices with the zone controlled office, I thought I was safe.
Actually, I easily wasn’t dripping with sweat it all that much anyhow.
I’d been with the supplier for more than 20 years & was a senior member of management. I even had my own thermostat in my office. But about a year into the pandemic, our supplier was sold. The current management decided to cut loose a bunch of the veteran management in a salary purge. This was pretty shocking. But at least I didn’t have to figure out how to work from home in my own air conditioner. I’d been doing that for more than a year. But while I had made a great living, I was far from ready to hang up my skills & retire. Plus, I had more that I wanted to do in the industry. Instead of looking for a current task, I updated the Heating & A/C in my home office & started my own consulting supplier. The Heating & A/C update was a sizable necessary move. I easily care about to work a crisp, cool air conditioner. This drove my partner nuts because I was yanking down the thermostat to low for her. The Heating & A/C supplier was able to install a ductless heat pump inside my home office & that did the trick. I’m amazed with how efficient & powerful the ductless heat pump is. And I’m continuing the streak of having a thermostat inside my office. While I miss multiple of my colleagues, I have to say that doing my own thing has easily been quite & adventure thus far.