Many of the acquaintances who work in this office space will not be liking myself and the other company heads so much come Monday. There are others who will be so cheerful I finally pulled the trigger on a long overdue issue. I am having a heating and air conditioning serviceman meet with myself and one other CEO at 5:30pm Wednesday. As all of the daily staff head home for the weekend, the three of us will turn our attention to air flow. My company is a small publishing house with 17 people in one rather massive area. Our office space is really a converted brownstone building. I lease the top floor for the publishing house. Every one of us all have plenty of room, however must live with a single heating and air conditioning temperature setting. This is a concern for some. There are groups within the office who are pitted against one another for control of thermostat. It has never really come to blows but, I have witnessed a fight plus subsequent storm out for the day. There are for sure people vibing on each other over the climate control of the office. Though honestly, that’s not even the tipping point. With all the thermostat yoking going on, the utility bills have gone off the rails. And, trust me, the heating and air conditioning cost of publishing is a hefty percentage of the overhead. So, now is the time to strike. The CEO, myself, and our heating and air conditioning secret agent are slipping back into the office after hours to rip out that thermostat. To kill a snake, chop the head off. The new heating and air conditioning contractor will then install the latest in smart thermostats. No more forgetting to turn off the air conditioning over the weekend. No more walking out of the office with the gas boiler blasting. No more war for the thermostat. The heating and air conditioning tech will program it for the most neutral of temperature settings. And, the other CEO and I will keep the manual thermostat code in the depths of our souls.