It took 3 afternoons for the custodial engineer to repair the gas furnace problem
I have been teaching high college math for the past 25 years. I started out teaching geography, even though I abruptly found a lake home in the math department. I’ve been at the same college district for the last 2 decades & I have taught numerous children & their children as well. I love teaching high college math & I have regularly found the position to be harshly rewarding & challenging. Some of the challenges that I face each day have nothing to do with teaching the children. For instance, the limit switch on the gas furnace was broken Last yearand the blower was running all day. The classroom was harshly warm & uncomfortable. I spoke with the custodial engineer about the gas furnace problem. He commanded myself and others that the issue was a problem with the limit switch, however he had to wait for the new part to be delivered. The kids & I opened numerous windows in the classroom so the heat could leave the room. It was taxing to focus on teaching & math & I had to reschedule a test. It took 3 afternoons for the custodial engineer to repair the gas furnace problem. I didn’t want the kids to get a bad grade because they were uncomfortable taking a test in those terrible indoor air conditions. In the last 25 years, that is the first time I have ever encountered this type of problem & I’m ecstatic that the custodial engineer did repair the problem a couple of afternoons later. It would be taxing to spend all Winter time trying to teach when the gas furnace is running out of control.