Once again, my fellow employees and I are in a deep freeze with our manager. Where I live, the winters get pretty cold. Fellow northerners have adapted to the snow, wind and cold, but only within reason. One wouldn’t expect that a Scrooge-type boss absolutely 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 device above sixty more than six degrees for his faithful employees. Instead, he has sent numerous 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 Tim Hortons Cappuccino or tea, and so on. And all of us are strictly forbidden to use electric space heaters, as they raise the corporation’s utility bills. These cold now working conditions have created a hostile job 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 1 study commanded the ideal temperature for office workers is seventy 1 degrees fahrenheit. He cited his own source that found that sixty more than six degrees is perfectly adequate for optimum job output; Next, all of us went to the OSHA website to see its recommendation for place of employment temperature settings. Every one of us had hoped to get OSHA on our case to force the boss’s hand in raising the control device a few degrees, and unfortunately, sixty multiple was the low end of the temperature range of commanded settings. Our options 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!