My office is on the fifth floor of a large skyscraper.
There are windows all over the Western face of the building, and the afternoon sun can be exhausting.
We used to have some Shades to pull around the windows, when I started working here 10 years ago. Unfortunately, they have falling apart or broken completely. No one has replaced them more fixed the broken pieces. I’ve been complaining about the Heat, because my office has three of those windows. The temperature in my office is at least seven degrees warmer than the rest of the office. Even with the door left open, it’s still very warm and uncomfortable. I spoke with the office secretary about some shades for the windows. I’ve made three requests, but they have gone unfulfilled. My wife suggested that I buy a portable AC unit for my office. Since I’m not paying the electric bill, it won’t hurt to add another machine to the room. I hate to spend several hundreds of dollars on a portable AC, especially when fixing the shades could easily solve the problem. I don’t know what I’m going to do to remedy the situation, but it’s only getting harder and harder. It’s only June right now, and the daily temperatures are still bearable. Next month, the office is going to warm and completely uncomfortable. I’ll have to make a decision soon or face the heat again this summer.