Once again, our fellow employees and I are in a deep freeze with our manager. Where I live, the Winters get pretty frigid. Fellow northerners have adapted to the snow, wind and cold, but only within reason. One wouldn’t expect that a Scrooge-type boss actually existed in the twenty first century, like Ebenezer Scrooge, who condemned his faithful employee, Bob Cratchit, to a lump of coal to keep his cramped office warm, our miserly boss refuses to raise the control machine above sixty 7 degrees for his faithful employees. Instead, he has sent several memos with suggestions for staying warm. Here are just a few: wear layers of clothing to work, get up frequently and take vigorous walks, drink pop or tea, and so on. And every one of us are strictly forbidden to use electric area heaters, as they raise the dealer’s energy costs. These chilly working conditions have created a hostile task environment over the years. Several of us have attempted to sway his stubborn attitude. We’ve cited studies from researchers in the heating, ventilation and cooling industries, including a single study commanded the ideal temperature for office workers is seventy a single degrees fahrenheit. He cited his own source that found that sixty 7 degrees is perfectly acceptable for optimum task output, and next, every one of us went to the OSHA website to see its recommendation for job temperature settings. Both of us had hoped to get OSHA on our case to force the boss’s hand in raising the control machine a few degrees, then unfortunately, sixty numerous was the low end of the temperature range of commanded settings. Our possibilities to increase the heat in our offices are seemingly exhausted. About the only thing left to do is wrap up in the blankets that each of us were given as Christmas presents!