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(Some Guy)   Three out of four employees working in buildings without air conditioning have called in sick at least once this summer because they couldn't face another day working in a smelly, clothed sauna   (hrnetworkjobs.com) divider line 81
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2014-07-28 09:34:33 AM
I take a shower in the morning and by the time I get to work I'm already funky again.
 
2014-07-28 10:09:56 AM

doglover: I take a shower in the morning and by the time I get to work I'm already funky again.


Lay down and boogie and play that funky music till you die
 
2014-07-28 10:17:00 AM
Or buildings where the little old lady secretary who doesn't seem to have a circulatory system has control of the thermostat?

/Temperature should be set so the person who wants it the coldest is comfortable.  Not the hottest
 
2014-07-28 10:41:46 AM

doglover: I take a shower in the morning and by the time I get to work I'm already funky again.


That's because nobody wants to cut you off mid-funk.

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2014-07-28 11:57:11 AM

Thoguh: Or buildings where the little old lady secretary who doesn't seem to have a circulatory system has control of the thermostat?

/Temperature should be set so the person who wants it the coldest is comfortable.  Not the hottest


Ours is controlled by the IT department...

/damn new fangled tech
 
2014-07-28 11:57:28 AM

doglover: I take a shower in the morning and by the time I get to work I'm already funky again.


See, that's the problem with you white guys...
 
2014-07-28 11:58:45 AM
www.toothpastefordinner.com
 
2014-07-28 11:58:53 AM

Thoguh: Or buildings where the little old lady secretary who doesn't seem to have a circulatory system has control of the thermostat?


I have a girlfriend who has feet you can use for ice packs, I was all about what you were saying, then we got to this:

/Temperature should be set so the person who wants it the coldest is comfortable.  Not the hottest

Fark you with that little old lady's knitted photo album of her cats. The thermostat should be set at 70°F, year round, especially at an office. Not too hot, not too cold, and no one can argue it.
 
2014-07-28 12:02:41 PM
Sometimes in Chicago summers, the prospective of working in the temperature- and humidity-controlled data center was the only reason I would go into the office.
 
2014-07-28 12:03:15 PM
It smells like old fish and chips.
 
2014-07-28 12:03:26 PM

Burr: Thoguh: Or buildings where the little old lady secretary who doesn't seem to have a circulatory system has control of the thermostat?

/Temperature should be set so the person who wants it the coldest is comfortable.  Not the hottest

Ours is controlled by the IT department...

/damn new fangled tech


It's gonna be 100 degrees out again today, yet I am wearing a fleece jacket in my office. I'm right next to the server room, and the cold air leaks into my office. It's 69 degrees in here.

static.fjcdn.com
 
2014-07-28 12:03:53 PM

Klivian: Thoguh: Or buildings where the little old lady secretary who doesn't seem to have a circulatory system has control of the thermostat?

I have a girlfriend who has feet you can use for ice packs, I was all about what you were saying, then we got to this:

/Temperature should be set so the person who wants it the coldest is comfortable.  Not the hottest

Fark you with that little old lady's knitted photo album of her cats. The thermostat should be set at 70°F, year round, especially at an office. Not too hot, not too cold, and no one can argue it.



I second that emotion. Sitting here now in an office that's so cold I can see my breath when I exhale. That was ok when it was 95 degrees outside. But, now that its 78...

/We need common sense thermostat control
 
2014-07-28 12:04:19 PM

Klivian: Thoguh: Or buildings where the little old lady secretary who doesn't seem to have a circulatory system has control of the thermostat?

I have a girlfriend who has feet you can use for ice packs, I was all about what you were saying, then we got to this:

/Temperature should be set so the person who wants it the coldest is comfortable.  Not the hottest

Fark you with that little old lady's knitted photo album of her cats. The thermostat should be set at 70°F, year round, especially at an office. Not too hot, not too cold, and no one can argue it.


The thermostat is across from my office so everyone asks me about it.  I don't touch thermostats and don't really care unless I'm literally sweating at my desk.  However, I share a hallway with 3 women of a certain age one of which has a corner office that is an aquarium.  I have seen people with flannel shirts on top of their clothing on walking round.
 
2014-07-28 12:09:03 PM
I worked in the one building where my department was in the basement and since we were not classified as people we got no AC. It wasnt so bad but it got so humid one time that the water condensed on the ceiling and rained on us. They fixed that once they started to store records in there. The best part is that people didnt want to come down there to get stuff done unless they had to so they left us alone.
 
2014-07-28 12:10:45 PM
They apparently turn off the AC over the weekend here. It was 82 when I walked in this morning. No circulation. Had to roll up my sleeves and pant legs, kick the shoes off. Fortunately, it's dropped down to 75ish now, so bearable.
 
2014-07-28 12:10:56 PM
 
2014-07-28 12:13:14 PM

groppet: I worked in the one building where my department was in the basement and since we were not classified as people we got no AC. It wasnt so bad but it got so humid one time that the water condensed on the ceiling and rained on us. They fixed that once they started to store records in there. The best part is that people didnt want to come down there to get stuff done unless they had to so they left us alone.


I subcontracted for Bellsouth one summer and was in the basement of the Bellsouth building, that was the first time I had ever been in a building that was cold and humid at the same time in GA.
 
2014-07-28 12:13:21 PM
To me being cold is enormously preferable to being hot. If it's a few degrees too cold, my hands/feet coast down a few degrees to preserve heat balance and everything is fine. If it's more than a few degrees too hot, you start that awful low-level sweating.

More importantly, if it's a tad cool, you've got a large heatsink reserve if you do something mildly physical. If you're already too warm and you so much as walk down the aisle, your brain will go "awright, last straw... Pores, start sweating!"

Of course, I also consider 50* shorts and tshirt weather, so I may be biased.
 
2014-07-28 12:13:33 PM
Got air conditioning in here. It's nice.
 
2014-07-28 12:14:32 PM
I work in a server room that is always exactly 71 degrees and 40% humidity.  So enjoy your sweat shops.
 
2014-07-28 12:18:13 PM
"...smelly, clothed sauna."

Solution is obvious.
 
2014-07-28 12:25:28 PM

DROxINxTHExWIND: Klivian: Thoguh: Or buildings where the little old lady secretary who doesn't seem to have a circulatory system has control of the thermostat?

I have a girlfriend who has feet you can use for ice packs, I was all about what you were saying, then we got to this:

/Temperature should be set so the person who wants it the coldest is comfortable.  Not the hottest

Fark you with that little old lady's knitted photo album of her cats. The thermostat should be set at 70°F, year round, especially at an office. Not too hot, not too cold, and no one can argue it.


I second that emotion. Sitting here now in an office that's so cold I can see my breath when I exhale. That was ok when it was 95 degrees outside. But, now that its 78...

/We need common sense thermostat control


Put on a sweater, you pussy.
 
2014-07-28 12:29:52 PM

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: "...smelly, clothed sauna."

Solution is obvious.


See, this is what I came in here to say (but you said it better).

/Naked Fridays for the win!
//currently wearing regular clothes plus two sweaters, long johns and a blanket wrapped around me.
 
2014-07-28 12:30:12 PM

groppet: I worked in the one building where my department was in the basement and since we were not classified as people we got no AC. It wasnt so bad but it got so humid one time that the water condensed on the ceiling and rained on us. They fixed that once they started to store records in there. The best part is that people didnt want to come down there to get stuff done unless they had to so they left us alone.


You should just set the building on fire.
 
2014-07-28 12:31:28 PM
Yo, subby, it says only 14% faked a sickie. The three-quarters just felt like shiat but suffered it anyway.
 
2014-07-28 12:34:22 PM

erik-k: To me being cold is enormously preferable to being hot. If it's a few degrees too cold, my hands/feet coast down a few degrees to preserve heat balance and everything is fine. If it's more than a few degrees too hot, you start that awful low-level sweating.

More importantly, if it's a tad cool, you've got a large heatsink reserve if you do something mildly physical. If you're already too warm and you so much as walk down the aisle, your brain will go "awright, last straw... Pores, start sweating!"

Of course, I also consider 50* shorts and tshirt weather, so I may be biased.


I wouldn't mind if daily highs and lows were 20 and 0, respectively (below the temp where stuff starts melting in the daytime) every day of the year. Fark this 85 degree summer garbage. Fark it right in the face.
 
2014-07-28 12:36:54 PM

mama2tnt: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: "...smelly, clothed sauna."

Solution is obvious.

See, this is what I came in here to say (but you said it better).

/Naked Fridays for the win!
//currently wearing regular clothes plus two sweaters, long johns and a blanket wrapped around me.


Take a nice long look around your office.  How many of those folks do you want to see naked?
 
2014-07-28 12:36:55 PM
BREAKING NEWS:

A GIS for clothed sauna is NSFW!!!
 
2014-07-28 12:38:07 PM

FarkingReading: BREAKING NEWS:

A GIS for clothed sauna is NSFW!!!


My bad. Sauna cover is actually NSFW.
 
2014-07-28 12:41:20 PM
If you are wearing a fleece when it's 70°F, you are a cold blooded reptoid, not a human.
 
2014-07-28 12:42:05 PM
It's amazing how our ancestors could have made such great strides building our modern civilization before the advent of A/C.
 
2014-07-28 12:43:41 PM

doglover: I take a shower in the morning and by the time I get to work I'm already funky again.


Lay off the cheese, and you'll be less stinky.
 
2014-07-28 12:44:20 PM
My hubby and I both have better AC coverage at work than at home.  We've gone in to work sick because tolerating illness in the workplace was more comfortable than tolerating it at home in 90 degree weather.
 
2014-07-28 12:44:58 PM

Buttknuckle: DROxINxTHExWIND: Klivian: Thoguh: Or buildings where the little old lady secretary who doesn't seem to have a circulatory system has control of the thermostat?

I have a girlfriend who has feet you can use for ice packs, I was all about what you were saying, then we got to this:

/Temperature should be set so the person who wants it the coldest is comfortable.  Not the hottest

Fark you with that little old lady's knitted photo album of her cats. The thermostat should be set at 70°F, year round, especially at an office. Not too hot, not too cold, and no one can argue it.


I second that emotion. Sitting here now in an office that's so cold I can see my breath when I exhale. That was ok when it was 95 degrees outside. But, now that its 78...

/We need common sense thermostat control

Put on a sweater, you pussy.



Meh. I'm not walking around looking like Bill Cosby in the middle of the Summer because your funky ass can't find an antiperspirant that works in temperatures above freezing. Bring a fat boy towel and an extra undershirt to change into so that the normal folks can work comfortably.
 
2014-07-28 12:55:26 PM

erik-k: To me being cold is enormously preferable to being hot. If it's a few degrees too cold, my hands/feet coast down a few degrees to preserve heat balance and everything is fine. If it's more than a few degrees too hot, you start that awful low-level sweating.

More importantly, if it's a tad cool, you've got a large heatsink reserve if you do something mildly physical. If you're already too warm and you so much as walk down the aisle, your brain will go "awright, last straw... Pores, start sweating!"

Of course, I also consider 50* shorts and tshirt weather, so I may be biased.


This.

/almost always has shorts and a T-shirt on
 
2014-07-28 12:55:28 PM

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: "...smelly, clothed sauna."

Solution is obvious.



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2014-07-28 12:56:46 PM
My office is always at least ten degrees too cold. It's not uncommon to make hourly bathroom trips just to run my hands under the hot water. Anything to get the numbness out of my fingers.

Assuming the bosses control the temp here. They sit in corner offices with giant windows, I'm sure they think it feels like a furnace in here.
 
2014-07-28 12:59:06 PM
Step 1: Install solar panels on the roof of the office - which not only shades the rooftop, making the office more comfortable but also powers the building
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Step 2: Use the rooftop solar panels to power the air conditioner.

Step 3: Profit.
 
2014-07-28 01:04:24 PM

MrSteve007: Step 1: Install solar panels on the roof of the office - which not only shades the rooftop, making the office more comfortable but also powers the building
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Step 2: Use the rooftop solar panels to power the air conditioner.

Step 3: Profit.


Do the trees kill the power output?
 
2014-07-28 01:14:08 PM
I don't know what the hell you farkers are complaining about.   Here in Michigan our summer has been quite mild with most days in the low 80s.  Only a handful have gone into the high 80s or above.  Fark The South and The West.   There is a reason nobody chose to live there until central air was invented.
 
2014-07-28 01:14:16 PM
Do smell...er, tell.
i1280.photobucket.com
 
2014-07-28 01:15:12 PM

Maud Dib: Burr: Thoguh: Or buildings where the little old lady secretary who doesn't seem to have a circulatory system has control of the thermostat?

/Temperature should be set so the person who wants it the coldest is comfortable.  Not the hottest

Ours is controlled by the IT department...

/damn new fangled tech

It's gonna be 100 degrees out again today, yet I am wearing a fleece jacket in my office. I'm right next to the server room, and the cold air leaks into my office. It's 69 degrees in here.

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I heat my house to 66 in the winter.  During the summer we turn off the furnace altogether and it rarely exceeds 68.
 
2014-07-28 01:16:31 PM
Here's what I don't get, there are people in winter complaining if the heat is set to 68 that it's too cold. The same people are complaining in the summer when it's set to 70.

I'd be happy with 67 year round.
 
2014-07-28 01:18:19 PM
People work in buildings without air conditioning?  What is this, some remote African country?
 
2014-07-28 01:23:10 PM
Before you take a job look around. If you're fat and see an office of skinny you are going to cook. If you're skinny and see an office of fat you are going to be cold.
 
2014-07-28 01:23:13 PM

Target Builder: Do the trees kill the power output?

The trees sit due East of the building. They block part of the array until about 9:30 AM, but after that point, it's full power until about 5pm, when the power lines from the light rail start blocking. Even with those two issues, we still get a vast majority of the day's output.

This is Saturday's output curve. You can see the sunlight trying to come through the trees in the morning,
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An ideal curve for a fixed array is the red line:
www.solar-tracking.com
 
2014-07-28 01:26:00 PM

MrSteve007: Target Builder: Do the trees kill the power output?
The trees sit due East of the building. They block part of the array until about 9:30 AM, but after that point, it's full power until about 5pm, when the power lines from the light rail start blocking. Even with those two issues, we still get a vast majority of the day's output.

This is Saturday's output curve. You can see the sunlight trying to come through the trees in the morning,
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An ideal curve for a fixed array is the red line:
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Very cool.
 
2014-07-28 01:32:07 PM
Air Conditioning?
At work?

When did this start?

( works in factory)
 
2014-07-28 01:45:40 PM
CSB:
At my last company, we worked in a literal print plant.  Much of the second floor was add-on construction over the various parts of the warehouse; the IT area was right over the 6-color presses.  Due to it being IT, we had these large double "suicide" doors out the back: they literally were just a set of double-doors that opened up to a 15-foot drop onto the concrete floor of the press room (we used them for bring up servers and such, since there was no elevator).

All of this led to some interesting effects.  For one, it regularly rained in the server room (which was on the second floor and not really built to house servers; it also had a water sprinkler system).  Also, a hot day, all the fumes from the presses and ink would saturate the IT area (to the point that OSHA was basically a monthly visitor; I'm not sure who they were bribing to stay in business).  But one of the more fun experiences was when we had a late heat wave in December just before the holiday break, so they turned the AC on for the building - which was, of course, one of those massive industrial-building AC systems: you could practically fly a kite in front of some of the vents in the offices.  When we came back in after the long weekend, the AC was still going full-blast.  I had a thermometer on my desk (a geek gift from someone); it was literally 42 degrees on the second floor inside the building.  I took my laptop and sat out on the patio until they managed to get the building warmed up a bit; many of my coworkers followed.  A few of the LAN guys camped out in the server room, since it was warmer in there (about 54).

Then again, this is the facilities manager that decided alternating pale-green-and-pale-yellow on the staircase was a good paint job.  It literally hurt to look at as your eyes tried to make the colors match.

/CSB
 
2014-07-28 01:45:41 PM

RocketRod: It's amazing how our ancestors could have made such great strides building our modern civilization before the advent of A/C.


Interestingly, this does explain a lot of ancient architecture. When you walk around Rome, for example, you may think that the huge slabs of polished stone, fountains, and the many shaded courtyards are simply style choices. Then you visit there in the summer and realize they built things that way because it gets seriously hot there, but a few simple building designs help keep things functional.

It really makes me wish New York had big public fountains all over the place, but some dumb kid would probably fall in and sue the city so whatever.
 
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