When I we were all first sent home from the zone controlled HVAC of the office during the pandemic, we were all scared for our jobs.
Of course, just weeks later, the layoffs began. As a member of management, I was even more at risk of losing my office in that lovely zone controlled HVAC. The company had already begun consolidating departments prior to the pandemic. So I was really worried that I’d not have a job to go back to. However, I got through that first summer of 2020. Working at home in my own air conditioning wasn’t exactly ideal but it sure beat the alternative. So the office opened up again just about a year ago from right now. I went back to the zone controlled HVAC but my time there was very short lived. Within just days of being back at work, I was let go. The boss came in, gave me a phone number to get access to my severance benefits and that was it. I didn’t even get to pack up my own office and was actually escorted out of the zone controlled HVAC of that office. That was sort of insult to injury. But I went home, took some of that severance and set up a really nice home office. That’s where I work today. While I’m doing some freelance consulting, I’m also engaging with my passion for teaching online. It’s a new day but the ductless heat pump in my new home office really does help.