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  • It is the RH not the temp
    deployed decoy
    Monday 16 July, 7AM 106F (in the shade), at lunch it was 122F (who knows how hot in the sun). Friday the office AC was out all day. I think the temp in the office broke 105 and guess what. We all worked all day. In part because the RH was about 4%. Well that is relative humidity as defined by USA standards. Here in the Middle East, relative humidity is body perspiration produced by that thumping sound coming from the next room as 47YO uncle Omar consummates his marriage to his 15YO niece...
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  • My toes are Freexing!
    MDBBALL02
    Hey Mike ... with the advent of air conditioning ... IS there a temp below which folks need to go home? Our building can be a suana some days, but more often than not, it is a Deep-Freeze! When one dresses for the elements outside and 95-117 degree temps for the commute ... it is ridiculous that appropriately dressed lady Feds in sandals and open toed sling back pumps are losing feeling in their feet by mid day! We actually called GSA to report the issue one day and the (private sector) building maintenance crew they sent turned the heat on, as evidenced by the smell of something burning, rather than JUST turn the a/c off for an hour! Guess along with my sweater, which I go nowhere without in the summer no matter how hot outside, I need to bring some socks to work!
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  • Nr 1 Office Complaint
    deployed decoy
    Nr 1 complaint at 50.01% among American office workers is the office is too hot. Nr 2 complaint, at 49.99% is (yep you guessed) the office is to cold. No other complaints were registered during the sample period of 10000 questioned. The decision and only holder of the key to the thermostat is none other than the time keeper or supply room clerk (you know the person with all the staples and paper clips everyone needs to stay good with) in offices with automated time.
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  • No AC?
    Linda
    We had a couple of days with no AC in the office in the summer. The system went down and took a couple of days to get parts. We were told we could work at home................Since home had no AC either, the office was cooler! So most of us just stayed an worked.
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  • Lucky if you can work at home.
    Taxpayer Too
    You're lucky enough to be able to work at home in instances such as too hot/too cold.bad weather/etc. What about the people that don't have the luxury of doing so? Is A.L. a requirement?
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  • Taxpayer Too
    Linda
    From what I understand, yes annual leave was required. For the people who worked the walk in, they could only leave if they had pre-scheduled leave. We got up to about 88 degrees. Not deadly, but not pleasant either.
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  • Office temps
    Linbob
    OSHA recommends temperature control in the range of 68-76° F and humidity control in the range of 20%-60%. In my opinion, the building operators lean heavily toward 68-70 degrees with a fan blowing. For a largely sedentary workforce, this means summers freezing inside and sweltering outside. Since temperature, even ambient temperature, is subjective, OSHA has no rule regarding it. Perhpas someone can do a study on how low humidity and blowers from AC make room temps perception as so cold.
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  • LinBob
    Linda
    We have a printer next to a thermometer. When the printer has been working awhile, one poor lady gets cold air poured onto her, winter or summer. Just where the vent is. For the rest of us, it isn't so bad. Just warm in the morning, cold during the middle of the day, warm, the cold, then go home. We all keep sweaters and wear layers, summer or winter.
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