I was sweating in my office when the heat pump failed

Working from home was something I always desired when I was still in an office.

  • Well, life has a funny way of giving us what we think we need.

The pandemic changed everything and I found myself working from home full time. At first, it was great, and I got to relax and not participate in the office madness. However, a few months into it, I actually missed my colleagues and hanging out after work. Then, my boss announced my position was fully remote. I only needed to go to the office once a month once people were back. I wasn’t sure how to feel about this change in my job situation. I even thought of quitting and finding a job that I could go to every day. That thought hit me hard because I realized I never really liked remote work. The last nail on that coffin was when my heat pump failed in the summer of 2022. I had been at home busy at work in my office, and I was sweating so much. Opening the windows offered no relief because the temperature outside was almost 100F. I had contacted a HVAC worker to come and fix my heat pump, but there was a line of people ahead of me. I had to wait 24 hours to have the heat pump fixed, and I wasn’t having a fun time. When the heat in my office got to be too much, I chose to go work in a cafe in my area that has excellent AC. Perhaps I’ll look for a job in an office with proper commercial HVAC cooling in the near future.


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