a little update i have been sneakily turning it down whenever she leaves her desk lol - she was moaning yesterday as one fo the engineers clearl came and turned it to cool - she shoots herself in the foot with making it too high because then people with blast the air con on to get the temp down - its silly really - i said to her yesterday that i was really hot and she replied " are you sure that just isnt you having hot flushes cus your pregnant?"
ermmm yea but it dont change the fact that im hot lol
i would seriously tel the silly cow to stop playing games as its not fair that she is makin you and everyone in the office suffer!! just make it obvo that you are turning it down when she is in the office and failing that i would take t to your boss as at end of day its not suitable working tempture xx
ive just spoken with HR to ask whether their is a policy on adequate office temperature - they said that there is no policy other than obviously minimum being 16 degrees that staff are asked to resolve it amongst themselves.. dam it lol
She sounds awful!!! I would seriously flip out if someone had the office that warm - pregnant or not!
Does anyone else in the office have anything to say about it? Maybe you can gang up on her? It sounds so uncomfortable - I really feel for you!
Can you take it to your line manager. I know if I get to hot I start to feel physically sick and then feel very faint...perhaps over egg the cake somewhat with your boss. They do have a responsibility to care for you and just how awful would it be if you fainted....or threw up over the evil cows desk.
no the office is quite big and open plan but certain enigneers who i work with also come to the temperature gauge and turn it down then when she comes back in she makes a comment about them needing to lose that extra padding around their stomach and then turns it back up - its really rude, shes so inconsiderate the whole office is sweltering but bends for her and i dont know why.
Now see, I can see where she is coming from as I am a "skinny moo" too (Just fyi and I'm NOT starting a row but the word skinny is just as offensive as fat, it's not OK to call someone skinny if they are slim, it's exactly the same as calling someone fat if they are large). This girl is rude to say someone needs to lose weight & "extra padding though".
I work in a small shop & we have heat/air con and if I am cold, I will put on a black cardi or my suit jacket (but that's all we are allowed for uniform), it's not fair for me to make the rest of the staff suffer just because I am cold. IF the jacket doesn't work I will ask if it's ok if we put the heat on for 10 mins to warm up. 28 degrees is rather hot for this time of year tbh. Recent'y though, thanks to all my extra blood supply, I'm not as cold as I usually am which I love!
She is being very inconsiderate and selfish, the only thing I would suggest is telling her that SHE is causing the entire office to suffer with her childish and selfish behaviour & she does not have ownership of the heating. I'd just turn the air con/heat off completely.
I am not particularly skinny but have such crap circulation that I feel freezing almost no matter what the weather. At work, I have a small portable heater under my desk which is perfect - it keeps me warm and doesn't bother anyone else.
I think it's time to confront her head on and stop playing this passive-aggressive 'turn it on, turn it off' game with her. Tell her straight that the level she's turning it to is unacceptable and as she is the only one who is cold, it is up to her to make arrangements for herself, not for everyone else to suffer. It's a lot easier to warm up in a cold place than cool down in a hot one. Rope in as many colleagues as you can to back you up and threaten to report her to your boss if she doesn't quit making everyone else's work environment intolerable.
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