Happily, I am a detail oriented person… I typically check as well as check again, everything in my life, and it prevents a lot of trouble in the long run, and that’s how I saved me the problem of ending up with an uncomfortable job a few weeks ago. I’ve been looking for a new job for a while, so I really wasn’t in a nice position to be selective about my work. Still, there are things I can’t compromise on, and a single one of those points is the air quality of my future office. In previous jobs, I dealt with uneven indoor temperatures, cold corners of the office, as well as unreliable heating systems for several years.
It appeared like every locale I tried to work had some sort of major temperature control issue, or else management was incapable of setting appropriate temperature control programming… Maybe it was poorly tested heating & cooling component that lead to the unsatisfactory air quality – I have no idea. The only thing I can tell you for sure, is that I’ve wasted a decade of my life enduring chills and covered in goosebumps everyday, while trying to work productively. That’s why I knew this particular task application wasn’t even worth completing!
I had applied for this job on a whim and was startled when I actually got a call back. When I went to check the task particularations again, however, I realized that there was a single small print in the task description which was concerning. “Must be prepared to work in temperatures below 50 degrees”. At that point, I knew there was no chance.