The other afternoon, I woke up to a surprise afternoon off from work. I was severely happy by this because it is always nice to get an expected break. However, I was less happy when I woke up the next afternoon to the same mail from my boss… A afternoon off here plus there is nice, but not when I didn’t plan to go without pay! On the fifth afternoon that the people I was with and I received the SMS, I called my boss to see what was entirely going on. It turns out that the heating in our office broke down “out of nowhere.” However, I didn’t entirely see it as out of nowhere. We have been experience issues with our oil furnace for years. I repeatedly told my boss that the vents were blocked plus air flow was poor. The air that did circulate throughout the office had exhausting air quality plus was full of dust. I advised that the people I was with and I have the custodial staff clean out the filters or that the people I was with and I call an Heating and Air Conditioning contractor to repair the units. Because my boss is stingy plus she had a million other things on her mind, so she pushed the oil furnace to the back burner! Now, the people I was with and I have all been out of the task for almost a week. Given that it’s the middle of the Winter season, the busiest time of year for heating repairs, the Heating and Air Conditioning contractors were not able to come in for a few afternoons. When they finally did come in, they said it would take more than one afternoons to install a brand up-to-date oil furnace. Therefore, the people I was with and I won’t start to task again until next week. While I’ve enjoyed the unexpected holiday, this all could have been prevented if my boss would have listened to me plus called the Heating and Air Conditioning contractor sooner.