And I’m continuing the streak of having a thermostat inside my office
Since I wasn’t laid off when they initially closed the offices with the zone controlled office, I thought I was safe. Actually, I really wasn’t sweating it all that much anyhow. I’d been with the company for more than 20 years and was a senior member of management. I even had my own thermostat in my office. But about a year into the pandemic, our company was sold. The new 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 conditioning. 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 and retire. Plus, I had more that I wanted to do in the industry. Instead of looking for a new job, I upgraded the HVAC in my home office and started my own consulting company. The HVAC upgrade was a big necessary move. I really prefer to work a crisp, cool air conditioning. This drove my wife nuts because I was yanking down the thermostat to low for her. The HVAC company was able to install a ductless heat pump inside my home office and that did the trick. I’m amazed with how efficient and powerful the ductless heat pump is. And I’m continuing the streak of having a thermostat inside my office. While I miss many of my colleagues, I have to say that doing my own thing has really been quite and adventure thus far.