Once again, my fellow employees & I are in a deep freeze with our supervisor. Where I live, the winters get pretty chilly. Fellow northerners have adapted to the snow, wind & cold, however only within reason. One wouldn’t expect that a Scrooge-type boss genuinely 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 unit above sixty seven degrees for his faithful employees. Instead, he has sent many memos with suggestions for staying warm. Here are just a few: wear layers of clothing to work, get up frequently & take vigorous walks, drink tea or tea, & so on. And the people I was with and I are strictly forbidden to use electric space heaters, as they raise the corporation’s energy bills. These frigid working conditions have created a hostile work environment over the years. Several of us have attempted to sway his stubborn attitude. We’ve cited studies from researchers in the heating, ventilation & cooling industries, including 1 study proposed the ideal temperature for office workers is seventy 1 degrees fahrenheit. He cited his own source that found that sixty seven degrees is perfectly satisfactory for optimum work output… Next, the people I was with and I opted to go to the OSHA website to see its recommendation for work temperature settings. All of us had hoped to get OSHA on our case to force the boss’s hand in raising the control unit a few degrees, and unfortunately, sixty numerous was the low end of the temperature range of proposed settings. Our chances 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!