Whistle While You Work

One of my favorite Disney tunes was Whistle While You Work, and I still find it useful today.

If I am feeling down at the office, I find that if I hum or whistle a happy tune, I can change my mood and turn my frown upside down.

NOw if I could just teach that skill to my crazy boss, the whole office experience could be a better one. Unfortunately, though, I can’t get him to be in the game. The reason is mostly that he’s always miserable because the HVAC in our office is unreliable and a pierce of junk. We have been complaining to the property manager practically since the day we moved in almost two years ago. In the summer, no matter where my boss sets his thermostat, the a/c can get it to be cool enough in his office. The HVAC guys were in the office for over a week replacing an entire heating and cooling unit that is housed above the ceiling. All that ended up doing is freezing me out, but the thermostat still reads 73 when he sets it for 69. The a/c service tech finally explained to me what is happening with the air conditioning in our office suite and why it is so problematic. First, I share an HVAC unit with the suite across the hall. The HVAC with zone control is supposed to make it so that we can each use our own thermostat and have it work in our respective areas. However, the damper is broken, so the cooling dumps a ton of frigid air on me. That’s just problem 1.

a/c corporation