I've mentioned before that I work for a pretty broke library. A lot of public libraries are broke these days, and, thankfully, we're not threatened with closure or anything like that, but there's not really any extra money in the budget and there is talk of rolling layoffs if the city cuts our budget.
This is why it shocks me to no end that as soon as it got warm outside, it got freezing cold inside the library. It's not just that I sit around a lot and get a chill, it is painfully cold--meat locker-esque, and for a place where people don't really move around a lot, it just doesn't make sense.
To counter the incredible cold, and keep from getting sick, my co-worker and I have three space heaters, and I'm contemplating buying leg warmers. The temperature at work also makes biking/walking to work difficult as I get warm when I'm out in the 80 degree weather, but then I need to bundle up as soon as I get inside.
I've talked to the guys from facilities, and they adjusted the temperature once, but it's still face-freezingly cold. Apparently the temperature readout was a normal temperature, but my bottle of water stays deliciously cold all day, so I suspect that readout is inaccurate. The patrons are uncomfortable, I'm uncomfortable, and it seems like an incredible waste of energy--because it is.
If this is what it's like when it's only 72 degrees out, what the hell is going to happen in July?!?!? Will I need to bring in my puffy coat?!?!? I know leveling out the temperature may not be a significant cost savings, but we need every penny--why spend it preserving me like a popsicle!?!?