I wish I would have taken vacation at work this week, instead of trying to work around all of the construction crew.
I knew the office was going to be busy, but I didn’t want to use my vacation time to stay home for the week.
I wanted to work from home, but the boss is totally against that idea. Everyone worked from home during the quarantine and the boss complained that nothing got done. Projects were not completed on time and people were logged off the computer for long periods of time with no explanation. When we found out that the owner of the building was going to make some repairs, we were all offered to take vacation time that week. After all, the lobby and the elevator were going to be out of use that week. The AC handlers were all being replaced as well. The building was undergoing some major changes. Only 10% off the staff decided to take vacation time. I was not one of those people. I didn’t realize the AC would be off all week when I agreed to work in the office. The indoor temperatures were warm and miserable. We had a couple of large industrial fans, but they were a nuisance in the office. If I had known the AC would be off all week, I would have agreed to take vacation time and stay at home. Instead, I have been forced to deal with terrible temperatures, rude construction workers, and miserable coworkers. Nobody is happy with the situation, but we are stuck.