I have been so excited to start this new job for weeks. Finally I am getting out of my crappy retail job and into a line of work that actually allows for movement. Plus, with this new job I’ll be getting healthcare and 401k. It is everything I ever wanted from a line of work. However, my excitement started to wane last week when I finally got to begin my first day at the office. It’s going to be Christmas in a few weeks, and it’s cold enough outside that every body of water is frozen. Well, it feels like it’s that cold in my office too! I tried to brush it off, maybe the HVAC system was just broken? I’ve had weirder things happen on my first day at a new job. Yet when I was being given the tour by the HR manager, I walked by the thermostat for my office level. They had the thermostat set below 60 degrees! That’s just absurd. I wanted to ask the HR manager about the chilly setting for their climate control system, but I was too afraid to. The last thing I wanted to do is have my new boss think I wasn’t fit for the job before I had even started. So, I waited until I was getting settled in at my desk. Then I finally asked one of my new coworkers what the deal was with the HVAC system. They say they do it for the computers and the servers, that the heating and cooling system is kept really low so the tech runs more efficiently. Though my coworker joked that its just to keep everyone awake and on task. I guess I’ll be buying a lot of sweaters; I am determined to make this work!