I have to say that I don’t miss most aspects of working in that big downtown office building.
But, until recently, I really, really missed how perfectly controlled the HVAC was in that big office I once occupied.
Leaving that office wasn’t easy but, everything turned out pretty good after a while. My company was purchased and my position was eliminated as part of the restructuring. Frankly, I think I just made too much money for the company who took a flamethrower to those jobs held by older, longtime employees. There was a decent severance which I used to get myself set up in my own business. I was still relatively young and my working days were far from over. That meant going out on my own as a free lance corporate consultant. The first order of business was securing a place to actually start the business. Since controlling overhead costs was imperative, I decided to just work from home. After a failed effort to work from my small study, I transformed a bedroom into a suitable work place. It worked fine except that I was not at all that comfortable with the temperature. I like to work in an environment that is cooler than most people would choose. This did not go over well in the house. So, I called the HVAC people and asked them for a solution. That solution came in the form of ductless HVAC for my home office. Once the ductless unit was installed, which didn’t take but a few hours, I knew it was the answer. Now, I can keep my office at just the right temperature.