Friday, October 26, 2007

back to the rat race

My word.. I have forgotten how horrible the traffic is. Ideally I would like to spend 1 hour in traffic daily, 30 mins to work and 30 mins from work and I would be happy but this week had me in traffic for up to 2 hours :(.

After spending the first few days back at work in hiding at the downtown office I decided to go to the main office building. As I walked up to the doors I noticed a group of familiar faces, it was the people from my floor. I thought it was odd that they were all outside at 8:30am but as I got closer their makeshift placards became obvious and one popped out of the group and pointed at me exclaiming it was my fault. I was on a call with senior management so I only paused to read their message and proceeded upstairs to my desk. They were complaining about the AC being too cold and much to my dismay they blamed it on me even though this was the first time I've been back to that office in two weeks.

After I finished my call I went back downstairs to them to try and address the issue yet again. I had previously explained to them that due to a fault in the design of the cooling on the floor I needed the central AC to operate at roughly 17C to ensure that I don't have hardware failures in a server room which is under my responsibility until we can find a permanent solution(which is in the pipelines). Asking them to adapt to this temperature isn't a ridiculous request but increasing the temperature a few degrees on their floor would result in a huge jump in temperature to my servers and have caused failure before. I was then accused of hiding out and being comfortable in my other offices but it is quite the opposite... I am no stranger to the cold as I think my other offices aim for 15c.

They waited until their vice president came and they all negotiated a middle ground. I hope no new enemies were made lol

14 comments:

GC said...

hey, did the rain stop?

For a moment there I thought the people were on strike.

Melody said...

Angry at cold AC -- but cold AC betta no AC! Mi grandma woulda tell dem, "Hush up, before ah give oonu suppem to cry fa!"

Ann (MobayDP) said...

ridiculous.

Kara - Jamaican Woman said...

17 DEGREES!!!!!!!!!!
i would seriously be plotting ways to kill ya!

Stunner said...

I almost thought there was a strike going on that I didn't know about!

As for the AC, well our office was extremely cold so we got management to buy us some jackets and that solved the problem. I agree with you keeping those servers, cool, can't deal with a massive server failure on my watch!

Adrian said...

lol 17 degrees is not the coming of the next ice age.. I am sure several of them have already started plotting :(

I guess stunner always knew we worked at the same company.. it took me a while to figure out. gotta luv large companies.

Irie Diva said...

now that i see stunner's profile (noc tech) i have to wonder if i work for the same company as both of ya....
hmmmmmmmm
off to outlook to fass :)

Adrian said...

lol what is not this..

sorry for the bad pun but we don't work for a dibi-dibi company :p

slybabyk said...

adrian... question for you, how do i get recent comments in my sidebar? i've tried everything but it refuses to work :-(

Irie Diva said...

gwaan bout u business bout dibi dibi! bigger better awhoa

Adrian said...

@slybabyk: I used the script from Here

@diva: heh.. its all good.

Tami said...

Clearly they haven't heard about the invention of sweaters.

bobby said...

and the mobile clash continuesss ... yeah hey what about sweater that girl tami is a smart one.

Mad Bull said...

Company rivalry! How sweet! Heh heh... So I rie Diva works with Fyrfli, does she? Muy interesante.