Lighter Side: Managing partner commandeers air conditioner

Managing partner unashamedly forces staff to work in freezing office.

A managing partner of a New York firm has sent a fiery email to the office claiming sole control over the air conditioner settings.

“As most of you know, I cannot work unless my office is very very cold,” the email said, also noting that he finds the New York summer heat disgusting.

Unfortunately for the rest of the firm’s employees, the office temperature is centrally controlled and the managing partner’s office is warmer than the rest of the floor, meaning staff must work in temperatures of 10 degrees Celsius all year round so that the boss’ office stays at a balmy 15 degrees Celisus, Above the Law reported.

“I am aware that some of you find that temperature to be too cold, so I suggest you bring appropriate clothing to be able to work in the office,” said the email.

“I also want to make it clear that: 

1. While I am temporarily out of the office, nobody has permission to raise the temperature.  It is extremely uncomfortable for me to get back into the office feeling hot and disgusted from the subway or the street and find that the temperature in the office is not low enough to cool me out of the disgusting heat;

2.  Nobody is to open any window of any office to warm up the office. I will not put up with any opening of windows,” the message stipulated. 
“If you don’t like the temperature in the office, I strongly suggest you find a job elsewhere,” the email concluded.

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