The other day, I woke up to a surprise day off from work. I was extremely gleeful by this because it is consistently nice to get an expected break. However, I was less gleeful when I woke up the next day to the same mail from my boss, and a day off here & there is nice, but not when I didn’t idea to go without pay, and on the fifth day that we gained the SMS, I called my boss to see what was actually going on. It turns out that the heating in our office broke down “out of nowhere.” However, I didn’t actually see it as out of nowhere. Both of us have been experience problems with our furnace for years. I repeatedly told my boss that the vents were clogged & air flow was poor. The air that did circulate throughout the office had exhausting air quality & was full of dust. I suggested that we have the custodial staff scrub out the filters or that we call an Heating & Air Conditioning dealer to repair the units. Because my boss is stingy & he had a million other things on his mind, so he pushed the oil furnace to the back burner, then now, we have all been out of the task for almost a week. Given that it’s the middle of the winter, the busiest time of year for heating repairs, the Heating & Air Conditioning specialists were not able to come in for a few afternoons. When they finally did come in, they said it would take several afternoons to install a brand new oil furnace. Therefore, we won’t start to job again until next week. While I’ve appreciated the unexpected holiday, this all could have been prevented if my boss would have listened to myself and others & called the Heating & Air Conditioning dealer sooner.